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Welcome to Comic Book Couples Counseling

After a little more than a year of podcasting, Comic Book Couples Counseling finally has a home.


Thank you so much for showing up. As Brad would say, we appreciate you.

We’re Comic Book Couples Counseling, a weekly (we try) podcast devoted to the numerous romantic and platonic relationships scattered throughout the glorious medium of comic books. With nearly fifty episodes under our belt (stay tuned, the big 5-0 is coming), we’ve covered characters from almost every corner of the sequential form.

Cyclops & Marvel Girl! Batman & Catwoman! Marko & Alana! Freddy & Laura Dean!

We love them all, but not as much as we love breaking down their relationship woes.

This podcast is downright adorable. - The Beat

Who the heck are we, and what gives us the right to say anything about these fictional creations?

We’re Brad Gullickson and Lisa Gullickson. We’ve been married eleven years, and together for thirteen. That’s the extent of our authority.

In addition to discussing different couples and storylines, we tackle a new love guru every week. We need help, and we get it by turning to various self-improvement experts to dissect these most cherished relationships. Sometimes we agree with their methodology, and sometimes we don’t. Usually, there’s as much fun arguing with our experts as there is battling it out over Rogue and Gambit.

Our latest podcast.

Recently, we dove into the complicated romantic struggle between Frederica Riley and Laura Dean, as seen in the most exceptional Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, written by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, and published by First Second Books. For those of you curious about our whole deal, it’s an episode that perfectly captures what we do. Please give it a listen by clicking HERE, or downloading it via your favorite podcast platform.


We’re incredibly excited to have this website up and running. We’re still figuring out what we want to do with it besides housing our laundry list of episodes. Reviews? Sure, you bet. Rambling essays? No doubt.

The perfect discussion about how relationships function in completely extraordinary circumstances. - Book Riot

If you have an idea of what you’d like to see here, please reach out and let us know. You can email the podcast at or find us on Instagram or Twitter. If you’re enjoying what we’re doing here, please also consider rating and reviewing us on iTunes. You hear this a lot from podcast people, but a quick stop for a review honestly goes a long way in helping the pod. Thank you.

Oh! Of course, if you have any couples you’d like to see us tackle, please share them with us. Some of our favorite episodes sprang from listener suggestions.


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