Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight by Travis Langley

By Travis Langley

A trip at the back of the masks and into the brain of Gotham City's Caped Crusader, the darkish Knight who conjures up worry in evildoers everywhere.


Batman is likely one of the such a lot compelling and enduring characters to return from the Golden Age of Comics, and curiosity in his tale has simply elevated via numerous incarnations on the grounds that his first visual appeal in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero with no superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores those and different fascinating questions on the masked vigilante, together with: Does Batman have PTSD?  Why does he struggle crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the masks, the bat, and the underage accomplice? Why are his such a lot intimate relationships with "bad ladies" he should lock up? And why will not he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown?

  • Gives you clean insights into the complicated internal global of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the lifestyles and characters of Gotham City.
  • Explains mental idea and ideas during the lens of 1 of the world's most well liked comedian ebook characters.
  • Written via a psychology professor and "Superherologist" (scholar of superheroes).

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Some content that appears in standard print versions of this book may not be available in other formats. com. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Langley, Travis (date) Batman and psychology: a dark and stormy knight / by Travis Langley; foreword by Michael Uslan; introduction by Dennis O’Neil. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. : acid-free paper); ISBN 978-1-118-22636-0 (ebk); ISBN 978-1-118-23951-3 (ebk); ISBN 978-1-118-26425-6 (ebk) 1. Batman (Fictitious character).

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A monster comes out of the night, a scream, two shots. I killed them. Alfred (Michael Gough): What did you say? Bruce: He killed them. Two-Face, he slaughtered that boy’s parents. Alfred: No. ” Bruce, having consulted with criminal psychologist Chase Meridian about the mysterious stalker leaving riddles at Wayne Manor, tells her he has never remembered much about the events surrounding his parents’ deaths, that what he remembers comes to him mostly in dreams. However, since the Graysons’ similar deaths, the memories have started haunting him while awake: Finding his father’s journal after his parents’ wake, young Bruce realized the crushing fact that his father would never write in it again.

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