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Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight | [Travis Langley]

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

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?
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne, and the life and characters of Gotham City
  • Explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the worlds most popular comic book characters
  • Is written by a psychology professor and Superherologist (scholar of superheroes)

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©2012 Travis Langley (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    bruce Hobart, Indiana, United States 06-12-13
    bruce Hobart, Indiana, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up Batman and Psychology in three words, what would they be?

    Just stay tuned


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Batman and Psychology?

    the robin breakdown, it puts things in dif light.


    Have you listened to any of Mike Chamberlain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i love The Bat, so like always it made me surf e-bay for some books that i otherwise would have over looked.


    Any additional comments?

    Its a slow start but hang in there, it will grab you and then keep you till the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    angelo Las Pinas, Philippines 03-11-13
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    "A must for any Batfanatic"
    Would you listen to Batman and Psychology again? Why?

    Yes, I can see myself going back to this just because I truly love the characters of the batman universe. This audiobook gives you an in depth look into their psyche.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "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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    Oslo, Norway
    12/2/13
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    "Interesting!"
    What made the experience of listening to Batman and Psychology the most enjoyable?

    Pretty much everything. Really liked this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    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.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I guess that'd be a documentary, and I'd just steal "A Dark and Stormy Knight" from the book. Very catchy.


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    "Great insight"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I absolutely would recommend this book to a Batman-loving friend because I feel it would give the stories and characters a great deal of context.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Batman and Psychology?

    There wasn't really a "memorable moment" but I think digging into why Batman is the way he is was pretty memorable.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Again this isn't really a book with "scenes" but the chapter about the Robins was enjoyable.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I wish I could have listened to it all at once.


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