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Controversy has arisen over various sexual interpretations made regarding the content of Batman comics in the early decades.
Homosexual interpretations have been part of the academic study of Batman since psychologist Fredric Wertham asserted in his Seduction of the Innocent in 1954 that " Batman stories are psychologically homosexual.
" He claimed, " The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious.
" Wertham wrote, " Only someone ignorant of the fundamentals of psychiatry and of the psychopathology of sex can fail to realize a subtle atmosphere of homoeroticism which pervades the adventures of the mature ' Batman ' and his young friend ' Robin.