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The science of supervillains

Author: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005.
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The authors of The Science of Superheroes now reveal the real genius of the most evil geniuses Ever wonder why comic book villains, such as Spiderman's bionic archenemy Dr. Octopus or the X-Men's eternal rival Magneto, are so scary and so much fun? It's not just their diabolical talent for confounding our heroes, it's their unrivalled techno-proficiency at creating global mayhem that keeps comic book fans captivated.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gresh, Lois H.
Science of supervillains.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2005
(DLC) 2004003018
(OCoLC)54407949
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
ISBN: 0471681423 9780471681427
OCLC Number: 57565551
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 212 p.) : ill.
Contents: THE SCIENCE OF SUPERVILLAINS; Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 The Original Dr. Evil: Lex Luthor; 2 The Villain in the Iron Mask: Dr. Doom; 3 Computer Supervillain or Village Idiot? Brainiac; 4 Feathers and Fury: The Vulture; 5 The Kiss of Death: Poison Ivy; 6 Groping for Power: Doctor Octopus; 7 Leapin' Lizards: The Lizard; 8 Clothes Make the Man: Venom; 9 Grodd Almighty: The Evil Super-Gorilla; 10 A Magnetic Personality: Magneto; 11 Immortality for Some: Vandal Savage and Apocalypse; 12 Have Surfboard, Will Travel: The Silver Surfer; 13 The Case of the Missing Antimatter: Sinestro.
Responsibility: Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg.

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The authors of The Science of Superheroes now reveal the real genius of the most evil geniuses Ever wonder why comic book villains, such as Spiderman's bionic archenemy Dr. Octopus or the X-Men's eternal rival Magneto, are so scary and so much fun? It's not just their diabolical talent for confounding our heroes, it's their unrivalled techno-proficiency at creating global mayhem that keeps comic book fans captivated.

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