LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 11, 2015 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce the latest addition to its podcast lineup with the critically acclaimed series, The Arkham Sessions, hosted by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward!
Since early 2014, Letamendi and Ward have revisited Batman: The Animated Series through the analytical eyes of a clinical psychologist. Heralded as one of the greatest storytelling vehicles of all time, the television show’s tone, subject matter, and depth in storytelling and character development are exemplary and undergo the psychological analysis it deserves in The Arkham Sessions.
Each week, the co-hosts watch the series, in production order, with a keen eye toward revealing the very real psychology behind its characters and then put Batman and his “Rogues Gallery” on the couch for a fun, insightful weekly session. “My personal mission is to increase awareness and knowledge of psychology, including mental health disorders, and to provide a safe place to discuss these themes,” says Letamendi. “But, we’re also getting the chance to talk about Batman, so you know each episode is going to be fun.”
The first episode of The Arkhams Sessions will be released under the Fanboy Comics banner on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, and can be found at www.fanboycomics.net, www.UndertheMaskOnline.com, or by subscribing via iTunes, Libsyn, and other fine podcast outlets. Subsequent episodes will air every Tuesday.
“We are excited and humbled to team up with Fanboy Comics,” says Letamendi. “It’s great to know that we’re now part of a community that’s as interested in educating as it is simply entertaining.”
“After more than a year of doing The Arkham Sessions,” says Ward, “we couldn’t be happier to finally be involved with people like the folks at Fanboy Comics. I mean, the word ‘fan’ is in their company name. They know what it means to be fans. And, those are the people we’re wanting to call ‘friends.’ Oh, and ‘boss.'”
Batman: The Animated Series is available on DVD and on Amazon Instant Video from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. For more information on The Arkham Sessions, please visit www.fanboycomics.net or www.UndertheMaskOnline.com. The Arkham Sessions may also be found on Facebook and Twitter, @ArkhamSessions.
About Dr. Andrea Letamendi
Dr. Andrea Letamendi has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and has spoken about psychology and comic books, science fiction, and fantasy at Universities, Mental Health Organizations, and Comic Conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con International, WonderCon, and New York Comic Con. She has been profiled by The Atlantic, Psychology Today, The New York Academy of Sciences and UCLA Magazine. She’s been interviewed by The Huffington Post, CNN.com, Wired.com, and was a featured commentator in the Warner Bros. 2013 documentary, NECESSARY EVIL: SUPER-VILLAINS OF DC COMICS. For more information, visit www.UndertheMaskOnline.com.
About Brian Ward
Brian Ward is a writer and director. He’s also the award-winning DVD/Blu-ray producer for Shout! Factory, an independent label specializing in pop culture releases, such as TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC, POWER RANGERS, MAX HEADROOM, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, and more. In addition to producing DVDs and Blu-rays for the company, Brian is also the host of YOUR WEEKLY SHOUT OUT!, a weekly web series dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with all things Shout! Factory.
About Fanboy Comics
Fanboy Comics (FBC) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. FBC seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works. Fanboy Comics’ graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at www.fanboycomics.net.
The Arkham Sessions is not affiliated with DC Comics or Warner Bros. in any way and does not profit from the podcast. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © 2004 DC Comics. Batman: The Animated Series © 1992.