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The Science of Superheroes


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Preface. A Word about the Law. Introduction: Men of Steel, Feathers of Fury ( Dean Koontz). Chapter 1. More Powerful than a Speeding Locomotive: Superman. Chapter 2. Rays-Cosmic and Gamma: The Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk. Chapter 3. The Dark Knight: Batman. Chapter 4. Under the Sea: Aquaman and Sub-Mariner. Chapter 5. Along Came a Spider: Spider-Man. Chapter 6. Green Lanterns and Black Holes: Magic, Science and Two Green Lanterns. Chapter 7. Of Atoms, Ants, and Giants: Ant Man and the Atom. Chapter 8. Fast, Fast, Fast: The Flash. Chapter 9. Good, Evil, and Indifferent Mutants: The X-Men. Chapter 10. Mysteries in Space: Science Fiction Superheroes. Chapter 11. The Right Stuff: Donald Duck. Appendix A: Who Missed the Cut? Appendix B: The Professionals Speak. Bibliography and Reading List. Acknowledgments. Index.

About the Author

LOIS GRESH is the author of eight books and has been nominated for national fiction awards six times. She serves as Creative-Technical Director of a communications company and is coauthor, along with Robert Weinberg, of The Computers of Star Trek. ROBERT WEINBERG's fiction has been nominated for Hugo, World Fantasy, and Stoker Awards. He was the 2002 winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Illustrated Narrative for his comic book series, Nightside. At present, Weinberg writes the comic book series Extinction Event for Wildstorm Comics. He previously served for twenty years as chairman of the Chicago Comicon, the second-largest comic convention in the United States.


"... the science of superheroes suggests that a number of them are feasible, including Batman and the Incredible Hulk..." (Independent on Sunday, 26 October 2003)

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