Re: RARA-AVIS: sidekicks

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 14 Nov 2001

John Lau wrote:

"Batman is definitely the sociopath in his and Robin's nocturnal pas de deux."

If you really want to explore Batman's pathology, check out what Dr. Frederic J Wertham wrote about him in Seduction of the Innocent, including the latent homosexuality in the Dynamic Duo's relationship.

Kevin wrote about Bubba and Bobo:

"No doubt Boo Boo was considered, but Yogi already had a sidekick with that name..."

Now Yogi is a sociopath as main character. He is a career criminal who flaunts authority, while Boo Boo tries to get him to reform. Of course, like most moral halves of pairs, he still shares in the bounty, partaking in those picnic baskets.


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