Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight
Written by a psychology professor and "Superherologist" (scholar of superheroes), this book explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world's most popular superhero, - Batman. This book refers to the popular comic book character Batman, one of the most compelling and enduring icons to come from the Golden Age of Comics. It is much relavant to the Batman movie as well. People's interest in the Batman 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? This book gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham City.