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 […]

From Superman’s Couch to the MoCCA: Vice-President Danny Fingeroth

| September 23, 2009

Comics professionals Robert Sikoryak, Danny Fingeroth, Arie Kaplan, Jerry Robinson and Eddy Friedfeld at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Former Marvel Comics editor Danny Fingeroth, whose book Superman on the Couch helped to inspire Papa Llama Travis Langley’s research on comics fans, has been named as the Senior Vice-President of Education at New York’s Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art (MoCCA). From Comic-Con International’s schedule – July 23, 2008: 1:00-2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session […]

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.