Category Archives: News (Examples)

“Beyond Heroes and Villains” at Psychology Today First 50

Since August 1, 2012, I’ve posted 50 articles at PsychologyToday.com in my ongoing “Beyond Heroes and Villains” column. (I know it’s called a blog, but look up the word’s origin. It’s still not a log of my life, so online column is more accurate.) Some of these have the advantage of time, having accumulated views […]

“Beyond Heroes and Villains” at Psychology Today 1-33

Since August 1, 2012, I’ve posted 33 articles at PsychologyToday.com in my ongoing “Beyond Heroes and Villains” column. (I know it’s called a blog, but look up the word’s origin. It’s not a log of my life. Online column is more accurate.) Some of these have the advantage of time, having accumulated views for a year […]

Demazette Book Review

Here are a couple of excerpts from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette book review by Philip Martin. The complete article is online if you’re subscribed to their website, the third review in this article:  http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/jul/29/jacobs-breathes-life-zombies-20120729/ Martin did not know I was a regional author when he started reading. “I didn’t figure that out until halfway through this […]

NerdBastards Interview: The Blame Game

From NerdBastards: I spoke to Dr. Travis Langley yesterday afternoon about information overload, the media’s need to keep feeding us information about the killer, and those who try to blame movies, TV, video games, and comics for this tragedy. Dr. Langley is a psychology professor from Henderson State University and the author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy […]

The Atlantic: How the Dark Knight Became Dark Again

Quoted in The Atlantic’s article on Michael Uslan, p. 1: While the makers of Superman “played with the bright and impossible, Bob and Bill expanded that meme by adding the coin’s other side, the dark and improbably possible,” writes Travis Langley, a professor of psychology at Henderson State University. “Duality and obsession, his enemies’ and […]

Batman – un supererou fără superputeri

From Books Express: Profesorul de psihologie Travis Langley, examinează în cartea sa Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight ceea ce îi motivează din punct de vedere clinic, comportamentul lui Bruce Wayne. El consideră că dintr-o perspectivă psihologică, Batman este unul dintre cei mai fascinanţi eroi.

CBC Book Club: Books about Batman

From CBC Books: This week, millions of Batman fans will be lining up to see The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final instalment of the critically acclaimed films by director Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as the titular billionaire crime-fighter. Since artist Bob Kane created Batman (and his secret identity Bruce Wayne) in […]

Fanboy Comics Interview at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

From Fanboy Comics: At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Dr. Travis Langley talks with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his book, Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight. Dr. Langley also shares which other superheroes he wants to see on his couch, his predictions for the upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises, and […]

AmoXcalli Interview: Professional to Professional

From AmoXcalli: “We surveyed 504 possible buyers and the one that was the most popular was A Dark and Stormy Knight, which had been a joke I made off the top of my head one day. Well, it has multiple meanings. One, it’s a play on a very famous bad opening sentence. It’s a play […]

Entertainment Weekly: Is Batman Broken?

From Entertainment Weekly: The Panel: Psychologists Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Robin Rosenberg (The Psychology of Superheroes, What’s the Matter with Batman?) producer Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight Rises), comic book writers Len Wein (Batman), and Steve Englehart (Detective Comics), and Catwoman herself, actress Lee Meriwether (Batman: The Movie).