Monday, November 26, 2012

Geeky Gift Idea #4- Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight by Travis Langley

There are a couple of Batman fans in my life and this Christmas they'll be unwrapping Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight by Travis Langley as my gift to them. For the Batman fans in your circle, it will be the perfect companion piece to the Dark Knight Rises, which is being released on home video on December 4th. Batman and Psychology is available in paperback, Kindle and Nook book. While you're at it, why don't you pick up a copy for yourself!

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?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 world's most popular comic book characters. Written by a psychology professor and "Superherologist" (scholar of superheroes).
"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." - Stephen Harvey,
"...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." -

You can follow the author, Travis Langley on Twitter at @Superherologist

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