Crimefighting is a stressful business. Is it really any surprise, then, that some superheroes turn to drugs to escape the pressure, and end up in Narcotics Anonymous as a result? Welcome to the world of webseries Sanctum.

Part-self-help, part-superhero-deconstruction, this new series of webisodes - written by Megan J. Wilson and directed by Michael Mann - explains itself a little like this:

In the safety of The Sanctum, where they depend on each other for anonymity, superheroes unveil the personal circumstances that have led them to a life of addiction and loneliness. Bonded by the anguish of their individual experiences and the often destructive nature of their supernatural abilities, they begin to learn to heal themselves. All the while, evil lurks in their midst.


Here's the first episode for you:


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