Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

Travis Langley (Author)

Product Details

$21.99  $20.23
Publish Date
June 01, 2012
6.0 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author

TRAVIS LANGLEY is a professor of psychology at Henderson State University. An organizer for the Comics Arts Conference, he is a psychologist who speaks regularly on the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con--especially the psychology of Gotham's Dark Knight.



"As a result, the book is much less dry and much more entertaining than many of the others which populate the ever-growing field of texts about pop culture and the sciences. Rather than just telling us what we should know or think about Batman, the book supplements our own interest in the hero, and provokes us to think more about what's going on in his head." (, 28 July 2012)

"Each book up there is worthwhile reading, and I heartily recommend every one. Pointing out that they're either not about psychology or not specifically about Batman does not detract from any of the great things they have to say." (Geek Nation, 12 June 2012)

"Simply speaking, this is my pick for the best book of 2012. A fantastic look into the inner workings of one of comic book's most compelling, dynamic characters; a masterfully written analysis/love note to the Dark Knight."" (, 21 July 2012)

"Langley's excellent book is interesting in that -- unlike most writers who've written about Wertham and the Comics Code, he allows that Dr. Wertham was, in most respects, quite a valuable member of society. Wertham did a lot of good -- he was a civil rights advocate whose work was cited in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education." (Blood, Dirt & Angels, 21 July 2012)