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The science of supervillains

Author: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: comic books
comic strips
Comics (Graphic works)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bandes dessinées
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois H Gresh; Robert E Weinberg
ISBN: 0471482056 9780471482055
OCLC Number: 54407949
Description: xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The original Dr. Evil: Lex Luthor --
The villain in the iron mask: Dr. Doom --
Computer supervillain or village idiot?: Brainiac --
Feathers and fury: The Vulture --
The kiss of death: Poison Ivy --
Groping for power: Doctor Octopus --
Leapin' lizards: The Lizard --
Clothes make the man: Venom --
Grodd almighty: The Evil Super Gorilla --
A magnetic personality: Magneto --
Immortality for some --
Vandal Savage and Apocalypse --
Have surfboard, will travel: The Silver Surfer --
The case of the missing antimatter: Sinestro --
Crisis on infinite earths --
Frustration in five dimensions: Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-mite.
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. But is any of the science actually true? In The Science of Supervillains, authors Lois Gresh and Bob Weinberg present a highly entertaining and informative look at the mind-boggling wizardry behind the comic book world's legendary baddies. Whether it's artificial intelligence, weapons systems, anti-matter, robotics, or magnetic flux theory, this fun, fact-filled book is a fascinating excursion into the real-world science animating the genius in the comic book world's pantheon of evil geniuses.

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