Lonely Gods:
Social Minorities in American Superhero Comic Books

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The Mentally Ill in Comics


     Any sort of mental illness is usually depicted in comic books in an extremely negative manner, with these characters being cast into roles of villains. Nowhere is this seen better than in the pages of Batman, where there is an entire mental institution full of Batman villains. I have given his villains a section of their own, while the other essays are arranged chronologically.

This is a work in progress. At this point none of the sections are completed.

Due to the number of large comic panels and images used within each section, I have separated them by character and decade.

Possible Future Sections: