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The Science of Superheroes

(2002)
A non fiction book by

 
 
"I found this book to be a hoot from beginning to end. Ms. Gresh and Mr. Weinberg must have spent some time in institutions for the deranged, because well-balanced minds could not have conceived of this project. But thank God for their derangement, for they have produced a package of pure fun from first page to last. If, like me, you admire superheroes from a distance, or if you are a hardcore fan of them, you will enjoy this book as surely as you would enjoy waking one morning to discover that you are invincible, able to fly, and in possession of a totally cool costume behind which to hide your true identity." —Dean Koontz, from the Introduction

"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 superheroes are real, living, breathing beings . . . and now Lois Gresh and Bob Weinberg have shown us how thats possible. Mutants . . . aliens . . . scientific geniuses with a penchant for wearing costumes and masks . . . or just plain Joes whove 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 youre wrong if you believe that The Science of Superheroes isnt 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

"Weinberg and Gresh tell it like it is–– and how it would be, if our favorite comic book characters actually existed. The Science of Superheroes is a fascinating and entertaining examination of everything from astrophysics to genetic biology to the evolution of the "superhero." —Mark Powers, editor of X-Men and Uncanny X-Men



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Hardback Editions

September 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Science of Superheroes
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
ISBN: 0-471-02460-0 / 978-0-471-02460-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wiley
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Science of Superheroes
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
ISBN: 0-471-46882-7 / 978-0-471-46882-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wiley
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Audio Editions

November 2002 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Science of Superheroes
Author(s): Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg, introduction by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2002 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Science of Superheroes
Author(s): Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg, introduction by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Audio
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November 2002 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Science of Superheroes
Author(s): Lois Gresh, Robert Weinberg, introduction by Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Science of Superheroes
Author(s): Lois H Gresh, Robert Weinberg
Publisher: Wiley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU