By Robert Weinberg, Lois H. Gresh
The reality approximately superpowers . . . technological know-how truth or technological know-how fiction?
"An pleasing and informative advisor to comedian booklet wonders sure to come."
--Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics
Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider guy . . . they shield us from evildoers, guard fact and justice, and, sometimes, shop our planet from yes doom. but, how a lot will we comprehend approximately their powers?
In this enticing but severe paintings, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg try to resolution that question as soon as and for all. From X-ray imaginative and prescient to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a troublesome, clinical examine the powers possessed via all of our such a lot respected superheroes, and some of the lesser ones, in an try and style truth from delusion. within the approach, they unearth a few surprising truths that would unsettle, alarm, or even terrify all however the such a lot fiendish of supervillains.
Lois Gresh (Rochester, manhattan) has written 8 novels and nonfiction books in addition to dozens of brief tales and has been nominated for nationwide fiction awards six times.
Robert Weinberg (Oak wooded area, IL) is a a number of award-winning writer of novels, nonfiction books, brief tales and comics.
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