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.
Taken as a whole, this primer is a fun way to introduce young adults to a vast range of subjects—from the solar system to the mechanics of flight, bioengineering and beyond—but it may seem patronizing to adults.
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