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

By Travis Langley

Batman is without doubt one of the such a lot compelling and enduring characters to come back from the Golden Age of Comics, and curiosity in his tale has purely elevated via numerous incarnations on account that his first visual appeal in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero with out superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say approximately us? Batman and Psychology explores those and different exciting 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 companion? Why are his so much intimate relationships with "bad girls" he should lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown?

can provide clean insights into the complicated internal global of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the lifestyles and characters of Gotham City
Explains mental thought and ideas throughout 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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The Justice League’s Batman, having interacted with Silver Age heroes like Allen, lives on Earth-One and, as such, has to be a different character from Earth-Two’s Batman, who’d known Garrick in World War II. The Golden Age Batman and Superman become best friends, both honorary members of the Justice Society. a. Robin the Boy Wonder. This Bruce Wayne, having been raised by Uncle Philip and not by the butler Alfred Pennyworth, hires butler Alfred Beagle sometime after becoming Dick Grayson’s surrogate father.

For all his sociopathic shortcomings, Victor values Nora’s wellbeing above his own, her happiness over his. indd 33 5/5/2012 7:38:26 AM 34 batman an d ps y ch o l o g y reasons why, after doing everything for her sake, he can never touch his wife again. The animated film Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero ends with Nora cured and Victor presumed dead. Televised news of her restoration gives Victor a smile before he heads back into the Arctic snow, crying icy tears of joy as he lets Nora live without him, in peace.

31 Bruce Wayne runs on insufficient sleep when he gets too busy—when current, not posttraumatic, circumstances intrude. His ability to focus his concentration exceeds that of most people’s. The abundant rage he stores inside him, when it comes out, does so for obvious reasons having to do with what’s going on right now—situationally, not randomly, determined—and not in the form of unprovoked outbursts. Superman on the Couch author Danny Fingeroth says, “Batman does sit on top of this mountain of anger.

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