Category Archives: Trauma

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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 »

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The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #96: “Double Talk”

The Arkham Sessions is back with another exciting look at the Psychology of Batman! Arnold Wesker, AKA the Batman villain known as The Ventriloquist, is released from inpatient care after a… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #95: “Cold Comfort”

In Mr. Freeze’s final appearance in Batman: The Animated Series / The New Batman Adventures, we’re exposed to a whole new level of bone-chilling terror. Although his beloved wife has been revived,… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions Podcast, Episode #92: “Subzero”

The dynamic duo is back! And we’re bringing the long-awaited episode, “SubZero,” with us! SubZero is a straight-to-video Batman animated film released in the late 90’s. The plot is fairly… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 90: “Batman Day”

As many of you know, I have a special ‘bond’ with Batman, and it all began with Batman: The Animated Series! Now, as a psychologist, I often turn to comic… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 88: “The Killing Joke”

How could we not analyze the most controversial and divisive Batman story ever written?! Love it or hate it, The Killing Joke is one of the most influential and consequential books… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 86: “Deep Freeze”

In this episode, we revisit the “cold-hearted” scientist-turned-villain, Mr. Freeze.  Since the presumed death of his wife, Nora, Victor Fries has lived a tortured life in seclusion, numb to the… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 80: “Showdown”

What can 50 years of punishment do to the human mind? Psychological experiments as well as real-life harrowing stories of captivity reveal that social isolation and sensory deprivation can have… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 76: “Bane”

After 75 episodes, we finally spotlight the iconic Batman villain, Bane! Most may know Bane from the film The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as a revolutionary with barely indiscernible language,… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 74: “Batman Returns” (1992)

Our special holiday episode this year is dedicated to the film Batman Returns! It’s the sequel to Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), which ushered in a more serious and mysterious incarnation… Read the Rest »