You can listen to the episode by clicking: Episode 54.
We are still here, reading comics and sharing beers. We have made it to Louise Simonson’s final appearance as writer of the main series…I will give you all a moment to collect yourselves. For her final story, Weezie is having Alex take on gunrunners and smoking. So let’s dive directly into the deep end of the pool, shall we?
Now you may be asking, how does Alex deal with stress? If you are, it is a good question, and we do have an answer. Ya see, he shoves it all into a little ball and puts it into the pit of his stomach. Which is not good. He really should follow Jack’s lead and change his hair color every panel. It really helps.
Another way Alex deals with stress is by taking out the garbage. It really does help with calming that which ails you. First, it keeps the house from stinking, and second, it allows you to power up so you can blast bad guys.
We can also point out ways not to deal with stress. First, do not chew on pens. It is not hygienic, and you could accidentally chew off the top, swallow it, and suffocate.
Going back to Alex and good ways of stress management, is cardio. Alex does a lot of running, and that really does help to soothe the soul.
Some people find that going to a gun range and sending a few rounds down range really cools them off. This can be a reasonable release as long as it is done in a safe manner and environment.
And to be clear, an alley way is not a safe environment…and it will make Alex cranky.
So, there are some steps to deal with stress that do not involve tying it up in your stomach. Now, if we can just stop people from being jerks to Power Pack, all would be well.
As promised, here are some of the pictures of the Power Pack figures that Stephen Gray made for his kids. Be jealous that you cannot play with these.
Also, make sure you order your copy of the Power Pack Classic Omnibus Volume 1. We found a good deal at In Stock Trades.
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