Thanks to the marvel that is Reddit, my brother pointed me to the work of Patrick O’Connor, Psy.D. and his webpage, Comicspedia. Basically, Patrick has cataloged hundreds of comics based on the challenges their characters face in any given book: Issues about Issues. This is phenomenal.
I’ve mentioned before that I think comic book characters make potentially great role models. O’Connor has taken this idea and run with it.
Something that came up a few months ago was the prospect of offering All Fall Down as a coping tool for people dealing with loss. The idea popped up at a job interview, of all things. I pursued this with some charitable foundations, but realistic applicability didn’t seem to be there.
To wit: I’ve reached out to this esteemed gentleman. I’m hoping he finds All Fall Down useful– and so do his clients.
Anyway: do check out his website. It’s well-organized and has categories broken up by lead character, by themes, even by demographics. Dude’s done his homework.