Is Batman crazy?
BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY
A Dark and Stormy KnightBy Travis Langley. Psychology professor and "superherologist" Langley wrote this book as a response to a question actor Adam West once posed to him: Is Batman crazy? Delving into the psyche of one of the most complex comic-book characters ever created, Langley analyzes topics such as the childhood trauma that eventually led Bruce Wayne to become Batman, why he wears a mask, why he chose a bat costume, the psychopathologies of Batman's nemeses, how Freud and Jung might have viewed the Batman-Robin relationship, and the role of women in Batman's life. Grounded in solid psychology concepts but eminently readable, the book concludes with Langley's answer to West's provocative question. Grades 9 and up. Index. Notes. References. Illustrated. Wiley. 337 pages. ©2012.
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