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Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

Mar 10, 2021

  • Intro
  • Background
    • First memories of Batman
    • What makes Batman such a compelling character? (10:18)
    • How realistic is his response to the trauma? (17:16)
    • Family dynamics (from kids to mentors) (29:00)
    • “Unheralded” Gotham character (36:00)
    • Should someone kill the Joker and get it over with? (42:02)
    • What does his rogues gallery say about him? (50:03)
    • What does it say that we’ve been conditioned to root for a trust fund baby to solve the world’s problems? (57:57)
    • Why do people still live in Gotham? (68:27)
    • Ruby’s fan theory about Clark & Bruce
    • Ideal Batman story (74:40)
  • Ending
    • Recommended reading: Batman & Psychology
    • Next episodes: Batman by the fans, Batman film commentary, Batman skit
    • Plugs for social


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