Science of Supervillains / Edition 1

Science of Supervillains / Edition 1

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by Lois H. Gresh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471482056

ISBN-13: 9780471482055

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company


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

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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.
Lois Gresh (Scottsville, NY) and Bob Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) are the authors of the popular Science of Superheroes (cloth: 0-471-0246-0; paper: 0-471-46882-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471482055
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,077,437
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction by Chris Claremont.

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.

14. Crisis on Infinite Earths.

15. Frustration in Five Dimensions: Mr. Mxyzptlk and Bat-Mite.

Appendix: Comic Writers Tell All.

Notes.

Bibliography and Reading List.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

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Science of Supervillains 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
N-Gauth More than 1 year ago
If you wondered if superheroes and supervillains can exist in real life, this book and its companion, the science of superheros tells it all. It is very educational and fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
rogerfossum More than 1 year ago
This is a very amusing book which attempts to analyze just what is possible and what is preposterous about the supervillains of comics. I didn't buy the anti-creationism bias but other than that, I enjoyed the book very much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago