Out of curiosity, i started to read the psychology analysis of Batman and his villains. I’ve just finished it last week. The book is good and very easy to read but i understand it better because of my hubby who grown up with Batman comics and TV series. I kept asking him a lot of questions while reading it. I’m familiar with only Batman movies and some TV series on Cartoon Network. I think i was first saw the movie “Batman” (1989) by Tim Burton, followed by “Batman Return” (1992) also by Tim Burton, “Batman Forever” (1995), “Batman & Robin” (1997) by Joel Schumacher, then recently my favourite Batman trilogy, “Batman Begin” (2005), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) by Christopher Nolan. If you love Batman, i really recommended this book. The book is trying explain about every aspect of Batman and Robins. Is his villains sane or insane? The famous villains like Joker, Two-Faces (aka. Harvey Dent), Penguin (aka. Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot), Riddler (aka. Edward “E.” Nigma), Poison Ivy (aka. Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley), Mr. Freeze (aka. Dr. Victor Fries), Scarecrow (aka. Dr. Jonathan Crane), Bane, Ra’s al Ghul. Batman’s main love interests like Catwoman (aka. Selina Kyle) and Talia al Ghul (aka. Miranda Tate from The Dark Knight Rises). The book also addresses Bruce Wayne’s father figures like Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox, Jim Gordon and Henri Ducard (which is different person from Ra’s al Ghul in the comic books). Is Batman crazy? Let’s find out! This book has the answer.
This is my Batman on his Dark Unicorn! I drew it for our friend, Eric who love Batman more than anyone!
Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight
Author: Travis Langley
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2012)
Source: Book cover is from goodreads.com (I don’t have physical copy of this book.)