How to Buy Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

| June 7, 2012

I’m doing most of my blogging at GeekNation.com now, but that didn’t seem like the place for me to post this information for people who’ve been asking how to buy my book, Batman and Psychology:  A Dark and Stormy Knight. If you already have a copy and would like to mail it to me to […]

Why Batman?

| May 29, 2012

“Why Batman?” Most people who interview me ask that question, meaning either “Why is Batman so popular?” or “Why did you write a book about the psychology of Batman?”

Pre-Order Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

| April 1, 2012

Comics Bulletin Interview: Getting Inside Batman’s Head

| March 31, 2012

Comics Bulletin writer Laura Akers attended one of my WonderCon presentations this month and later interviewed me about some things I had to say about what goes on beneath Batman’s cowl. My 2012 WonderCon panels: “Psychology of Batman” Robin Rosenberg & Travis Langley. My part: “Batman vs. Hamlet” “Lessons Learned from Batman about Female Superheroes […]

Where Does Batman Get His Self Control?

| March 4, 2012

Answering the question of where Batman’s self control comes from would be as complex as asking the same question regarding any one person. How he learned it in the first place is a different issue from why he maintains it as a adult. How he learned it: Behaviorists would say his parents and Alfred reinforced […]

The Bat of the Shadow: Batman’s Role Models

| December 18, 2011

Many people helped Bruce Wayne become a masked man fighting crime with his gadgets and fists while motivated less by the need for revenge than by the inspiration to protect others from becoming victims, values he tries to convey as a role model to others. “Remember when I said our purpose was to protect people […]

Batman and Sons and… How Many Kids Does He Have?

| September 7, 2011

  Talia al Ghul and Catwoman Selina Kyle each become mothers. Bruce may have fathered either, both, or neither of these of these kids. Talia brings a son who looks like young Bruce Wayne, the boy Damian, of about the same age as when Bruce lost his parents. Selina gives birth to a daughter she […]

Does Batman Have PTSD?

| August 13, 2011

Superherologist (on twitter): Does Batman have PTSD? csamact: Undoubtably. chazznix: i think he does drzarron: @ActionChick Does Batman have PTSD? Naw, he’s a carrier, though. InaHollowEye: Does a bear take a dump in the woods? RT @Superherologist Does Batman have PTSD? CatboySuperhero: PTSD is something you come down with post-trauma, for Batman the trauma never […]

Why Robin? Why Does Batman Work with an Underage Sidekick?

| May 26, 2011

Stan Lee with John Romita, Jr. – Heroes’ Origins: Super Orphanage!

| May 25, 2011

While working on my chapter about why Batman works with a boy sidekick, I’ve been contemplating how and why the most famous superheroes all tend to be orphans. For Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man, their parents’ and surrogate parents’ deaths are integral to their origins. Daredevil too. Robin’s origin was a deliberate reflection of Batman’s own. […]