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Issue #141 – “Psychology” (w/ Dr. Travis Langley)

Issue #141 – “Psychology” (w/ Dr. Travis Langley)

In this week’s issue we sit down with HSU distinguished professor, psychologist, and “Batman & Psychology” author Dr. Travis Langley to discuss the psychology of DC.

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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Meet Dr. Travis Langely

(9:32) Dr. Langely’s first introduction to comicbooks.

(12:41) Dr. Langely’s books overview.

(15:45) Why Wonder Woman has such a prolific publishing history.

(19:00) “Joker Psychology” and Grant Morrison’s re-interpretation.

(23:59) Grant Morrison stands up Dr. Langley.

(24:46) Harley plays a large part in “Joker Psychology.”



(30:46) What makes Two-Face tick?  Random chance, good versus evil, the number 2.

(37:09) Is Joker romantically interested in Batman?

(46:03) What is the psychological appeal of the superhero genre?

(51:37) How would Dr. Langley categorize The Creeper aka Jack Ryder?



(57:28) “Joker Psychology” and what’s next for Dr. Langley.


Dial Doc

(1:01:00) Handcock

(1:02:28) Tripod


Characters, Places, Things

Batman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Creeper (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Harley Quinn (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Joker (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Two-Face (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Wonder Woman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading & Viewing

Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth

Batman (1966 TV Series)

Batman (1966 Film)

Creeper (Vol 1)

Dark Knight (Film)

Gotham City Sirens

Joker Vol 1 003



Batman and Psychology by Dr. Travis Langley

Joker Psychology by Dr. Travis Langley

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