A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City's Caped Crusader, timed for the summer 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises.
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? This book:
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Pretty much everything. Really liked this book.
My favourite character..? In the Batman universe..? Oh, don't get me started. Not only is Batman himself awesome, but the series totally has the best rogues gallery.
As this is a non-fiction book, I can't point at a particular scene, but I can say that I enjoyed the way the book was put together. Superherologist Travis Langley takes a closer look at many of the characters, discussing them in the light of psychology - at some stage even discussing the fans in that same light.
I guess that'd be a documentary, and I'd just steal "A Dark and Stormy Knight" from the book. Very catchy.
"A great study of the worlds greatest detective"
I studied psychology at university many years ago so enjoyed revisiting the subject in an area of popular culture that I adore - comic books. Batman is a great subject of study, not only due to the complexities of his character but because of his fantastic 'rogues gallery'. If you enjoy delving into the world of Batman I thoroughly recommend this book. It is also wonderfully narrated!
"Great book! Amazing concept"
I didn't really know what I was expecting with this book, but what I found was an amazing insight into the basic principles of phycology, using Batman source material as the reference points and case studies. This is for anyone who is interested in batman comic book back stories and an in-depth look into his life and his villains and the way they are.
I was very happy to find this book and it had been a real eye opener not just into the mind of one of my favourite superhero s but into the world of psychology. I enjoyed a lot
This book is a interesting & entertaining look into the world of Batman, his Rogues gallery and gotham.
With great narration.
"Fascinating if not for audio"
The primary issue with these books is that they don't really make great audio books. While interesting, and worth the read, this is a textbook with a clever theme. Listing to someone read a list of two pages of phobias is, frankly, not good. Almost certainly better as a reference book (ebook or paper) than an audiobook.
Obviously the "story" sucks, but it's an interesting thing to read anyway.
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