"...Gresh and Weinberg's wonderful little book is both a potted history of superhero comics, and a pop science manual for the extremely lazy..." (hero.ac.uk-Higher Education and Research Opportunities, 28 October 2002)
"?children who enjoyed the Spider-Man and X-men movies will delight in The Science of Superheroes.... Perfect for turning a comic-book obsession into an enthusiasm for the laboratory..."(The Times, 7 December 2002)
"...This is definitely a fun book..." (The Alchemist, 9 January 2003)
"...All in all I can thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in science and at least a nostalgic fondness for comics..." (Chemistry In Britain, December 2002)
"...The Science of Superheroes could be a useful tool for encouraging comic fans to delve into science..." (Physics World, February 2003)
"We comics fans have known it for years, of course: somewhere, in some nether dimension or on some alternate world, there is an Earth on which super-heroes are real, living, breathing beings... and now Lois Gresh and Bob Weinberg have shown us how that's possible. Mutants... aliens... scientific geniuses with a penchant for wearing costumes and masks... or just plain Joes who've trained their bodies within an inch of their lives... all are probed, dissected, examined in loving details. To paraphrase an old DC Comics feature: Science says you're wrong if you believe that The Science of Superheroes isn't more fun than a barrel of genetically-altered winged monkeys." —Roy Thomas, writer and editor of X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Justice League of America, Legion of Superheroes, Star Wars, and many other comic book classics.
Perhaps movie director Kevin Smith said it best when he commented that it was a touch of the impossible that makes superheroes so appealing: "Nobody's built like superheroes are in... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2003 by Peter Vinton, Jr.
This is an excellent book for those who are not obsessed with superheros but find things like their origins of some interest. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2003 by James N Simpson
I found this book entertaining and a quick, easy read. Gresh & Weinberg clearly & simply explain what could be complex scientific concepts about most of my favorite... Read morePublished on July 3 2003
...I hoped a lot, too, but didn't get what I had hoped for.
As you can imagine, this book's chosen task is to examine superheroic powers from the standpoint of present-day... Read more
Once again I was grossly disappointed to find bad biology in fiction. IT ISN'T THAT HARD TO DO YOUR RESEARCH! Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2003 by Aaron Spriggs
Doesn't leave a lot of room for imagination. Of course we know a lot of these characters are impossible, that's what's fun. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2002
This was a fun read - but it had several problems. When the man (Dean Koontz in this case) writing the introduction says he doesn't read comics, I began to get worried. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002 by Ivan A. Wolfe
I enjoyed how this book examined the different superheroes from a scientific perspective and broke down the components of their particular powers, but, c'mon, all of them are... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002
Almost every chapter tells you why the superhero is impossible. Gresh has no imagination in trying to figure out how future science may explain a superhero. Read morePublished on Dec 1 2002 by Plastic Larry