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

| June 7, 2012

I’m doing most of my blogging at 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 […]

Front and Center: The Psyche of Superheroes

| February 20, 2011

Wayne Bryant interviewed me about the psyche of superheroes: What does Batman tell us about ourselves? Perhaps an even better question is, what do our thoughts about him and the fact that so many people think about Batman say about our society? Travis Langley, Ph.D., a professor at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, researches those […]

Academics Assemble! Comics Arts Conference Programming at San Diego Comic-Con International 2010

| July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 22 Fri, Jul 09, 07:35PM 10:30-12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in the Classroom— Lisa Vizcarra (Carquinez Middle School) explores the pedagogy for creating a middle school biology curriculum based on the book Becoming Batman by E. Paul Zehr, who will join the discussion. Kathy Hall (El Camino College) gives an overview […]

Rocket Llama Crew at San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Panels on Digital Comics, Action Chicks, Batman’s Empty Nest, & More

| July 12, 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 23 11:30-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Digital Comics— Nick Langley (Rocket Llama) gives a brief history of webcomics and evaluates online economic experiments from subscriptions to micropayments – with Brock Heasley (Super Fogeys, Zuda Comics’ Monsterplex). 2:00-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Where Are the Action Chicks?— Katrina Hill (, Jill Pantozzi […]

Why Is a Kid Batman’s Crimefighting Partner?

| July 12, 2010

I’m getting ready to do a panel at Comic-Con later this month to discuss Batman’s crimefighting partnerships. Last year Dr. Robin Rosenberg and I got to discuss the psychopathy of the Joker with creator Jerry Robinson, “The Laughing Fish” author Steve Englehart, The Dark Knight executive producer Michael Uslan, and TV’s original Batman himself, Adam […]

My Conversation With Batman (Robin Couldn’t Make It)

| July 24, 2009

Adam West and Dr. Travis Langley (Papa Llama) discuss their upcoming panel on the psychopathy of the Joker. Photo by Adam

As we mentioned previously (“Catch Us at Comic-Con 2009 (with Adam West update)”), Adam West agreed this past week to join our panel at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International convention on the psychology of the Joker, specifically on the character’s potential psychopathy. It was already one heck of a group even without Adam, but in addition to Dr. Rosenberg’s question about psychopathy, I wanted to add some discussion regarding how the role affects the actors. Having produced the last six films, Michael Uslan can tell us some things about Nicholson and Ledger – and now Adam can help us compare that to how Cesar Romero related to the part.

Catch Us at Comic-Con 2009 (with Adam West update)

| July 20, 2009


Join Alex, Nick, Marko, Ultimate Tommy, and friends for San Diego Comic-Con International panels this Friday and Saturday. This just in: Adam West (Batman TV series, The Family Guy) is joining Dr. Travis Langley (Papa Llama around here), Dr. Robin Rosenberg (editor, The Psychology of Superheroes), Jerry Robinson (artist, creator of the Joker), Steve Englehart (comic book writer, “The Laughing Fish”), and Michael Uslan (producer, “The Dark Knight) to discuss exactly how crazy the Joker really is.