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The science of superheroes 2 editions

Cover of: The science of superheroes | Lois H. Gresh
About the Book

The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction? "An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come." --Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider Man . . . they protect us from evildoers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers? In this engaging yet serious work, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question once and for all. From X-ray vision to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a hard, scientific look at the powers possessed by all of our most revered superheroes, and a few of the lesser ones, in an attempt to sort fact from fantasy. In the process, they unearth some shocking truths that will unsettle, alarm, and even terrify all but the most fiendish of supervillains. Lois Gresh (Rochester, NY) has written eight novels and nonfiction books as well as dozens of short stories and has been nominated for national fiction awards six times. Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) is a multiple award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, short stories and comics.

2 editions First published in 2002

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Cover of: The science of superheroes
2002, J. Wiley
The science of superheroes
in English
Cover of: The Science of Superheroes
2003, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
The Science of Superheroes
Electronic resource in English

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