Riddle Me This, Batman!: Essays on the Universe of the Dark Knight

Riddle Me This, Batman!: Essays on the Universe of the Dark Knight


From his first comic-book visual appeal in 1939 via his many incarnations at the titanic display, the archetypal superhero often called The Batman hasn't ever been faraway from the yankee recognition. the nature formed the way in which we learn comics and photo novels, view movies, and study the motifs of the Hero, the Anti-Hero and the Villain. He has additionally captured the scholarly mind's eye, telling us a lot approximately our society and ourselves. those essays research how Batman is either the canvas on which our cultural id is painted, and the everlasting different that informs our personal trips of figuring out. Questions when it comes to a variety of disciplines--philosophy, literature, psychology, popular culture, and more--are completely and entertainingly explored, in a way that may allure either to students and to fanatics of the Caped Crusader alike.

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