A Comical Look at Real Physics

Science  11 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5750, pp. 976
DOI: 10.1126/science.1121863

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The Physics of Superheroes. By James Kakalios. Gotham, New York, 2005. 384 pp. $26, C$36. ISBN 1-592-40146-5.

Discussing the powers and exploits of comic-book superheroes and villains, the author argues that the laws of physics are surprisingly effective in the worlds of comic books.