Meanwhile, a goofy new book tries to cash in on the new Batman movie:
He wears a caped bat costume in public and funds an alter ego out of his personal fortune. As a child he witnessed his parents' murders; as an adult, he puts his own life on the line, practicing a personal brand of vigilante justice.You can read her comic superhero analyses for free here. I am tempted to write my own book, titled, "What's the Matter with Jewish Psychologists?"
He may be a comic book character, but Batman provides fertile ground for a psychologist, and California clinical psychologist Robin Rosenberg has taken up the challenge.
But rather than a confidential assessment in her office, Batman’s evaluation takes place in the pages of her new book: "What's the Matter With Batman?: An Unauthorized Clinical Look Under the Mask of the Caped Crusader" ...
In her analysis, Rosenberg said she focuses on the things that seem strange about Batman, characteristics that might be read as signs of a psychological disorder. Right off the bat, no pun intended, she must address the caped bat costume. It is actually a uniform, intended to frighten and grab attention, and like a police uniform, to send a particular message to crime victims and criminals, she said.
Batman's serious temperament and his sense of guilt over the death of his parents and one of his sidekicks could be construed as signs of depression, and his detachment could be taken as a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
"Emotional numbing is a symptom of PTSD, and it involves a sense of detachment from others, and limited expression of emotion," she told LiveScience. ...
Rosenberg said she hopes the book will prompt people to think about the boundary between mental health and illness.
A nationally representative survey conducted between 2001 and 2003 estimated that 46.4 percent of Americans would experience a psychological disorder in their lifetimes.
Update: I should note that American Jews created the comic book industry, including Batman and many other characters. Currently they are all partying in San Diego at Comic-Con. I've read that Jews DO control the media, but hardly anyone ever mentions how they control comic books.
Update: This silly Batman book was on NPR radio.