“Reading superhero comic books with the benefit of a Ph.D. in physics,” James Kakalios explained in “The Physics of Superheroes,” “I have found many examples of the correct description and application of physics concepts. Of course, the use of superpowers themselves involves direct violations of the known laws of physics, requiring a deliberate and willful suspension of disbelief.”

“However, many comics need only a single miracle exception — one extraordinary thing you have to buy into — and the rest that follows as the hero and the villain square off would be consistent with the principles of science.”

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