Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight Author Travis Langley
ISBN-10 1118167651
ISBN-13 9781118167656
Year 2012-06-01
Pages 337
Language English
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City s Caped Crusader the Dark Knight who inspires fear in evildoers everywhere Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics 27 in 1939 Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us What does that fascination say about us Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante including Does Batman have PTSD Why does he fight crime Why as a vigilante Why the mask the bat and the underage partner Why are his most intimate relationships with bad girls he ought to lock up And why won t he kill that homicidal green haired clown Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham City Explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world s most popular comic book characters Written by a psychology professor and Superherologist scholar of superheroes

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