Category Archives: Superheroes

The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #127: “BTAS Wrap-Up”

Holy podcast, Batman, it’s the bat-ter end! This special episode marks an important milestone on our show: The completion of our coverage of the Batman: Animated Series Collection! Over the course of… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #119: “Legends of the Dark Knight”

“Legends of the Dark Knight” is a strikingly divergent episode in the animated series, portraying three distinct, stylized representations of Batman including: The Golden Age era, Frank Miller’s darkly toned The… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #118: “SDCC Panel: The Psychology of Robin- Batman’s First Sidekick”

What makes Dick Grayson different from Bruce Wayne? At first glance, it appears that both superheroes experienced very similar childhood traumas. Would sharing this trauma – witnessing the murder of… Read the Rest »

Hulk: Marvel Tackles Trauma

In the new comic, HULK, we see an entirely different version of “superhero.” Now that Hulk is Jen Walters (previously, She-Hulk), Marvel is introducing a unique look at trauma, mental… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #101: “WonderCon 2017: The Psychology of Animated Series””

Our live panel recording from WonderCon 2017 is here! This special episode includes commentary from creators and writers who worked on Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men Animated Series, Star Wars:… Read the Rest »

Stories of Suicide: Myths, Risks, and Help-Seeking in the Creative Community

September 8 – 14 is National Suicide Prevention Week, an annual campaign sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology that recognizes suicide as a major public health concern and promotes the message that… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 24: “Batman” (1989)

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman movie, The Arkham Sessions takes a break from Batman: The Animated Series to pay special tribute to the legendary film… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 23: “Fear of Victory”

Did you know that most of us will experience a panic attack at some point in our lives? And over 11% of people will suffer from panic attacks to the… Read the Rest »

4 Reasons Why The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a Good Superhero Movie–Psychologically Speaking

Let’s put discussions about spider venom, curative DNA, and other plot implausibilities aside. The credibility surrounding the film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is found in the psychology of the film…. Read the Rest »

Heroes in Harm’s Way: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and the Impact of Trauma on Professional Healers

I used to work closely with veterans and retired soldiers at the VA Hospital. I did bedside psychological evaluations following their surgeries, amputations, and traumatic brain injuries. I treated them… Read the Rest »