Comic Books http://wunc.org en The Science Of Superheroes http://wunc.org/post/science-superheroes <p>When comic book authors set out to construct their superheros, how do they factor in the believability of those characters’ powers?&nbsp; And no matter how fantastic those powers may be, what is the importance of a good story in comic books?&nbsp; Suveen Mathaudhu is a professor at NC State who studies the science of superheroes.&nbsp; Host Frank Stasio talks with Mathaudhu and comic book creator Howard Craft.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:13:39 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Frank Stasio 29789 at http://wunc.org Superheroes Flock To NC For Comicon http://wunc.org/post/superheroes-flock-nc-comicon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span>In its fourth year, the <a href="http://nccomicon.com/">North Carolina Comicon</a> is bringing groups of superhero creators, publishers and artists to the Durham Convention Center this weekend for a collection of nerdy goodness. </span></p><p><span>Some of the biggest names in comics will be there. And if that’s not enough, you might win a ride in the old-school Batmobile. </span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 17:01:31 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 25359 at http://wunc.org Superheroes Flock To NC For Comicon Scientist Looks At Super Materials In Superhero Comics http://wunc.org/post/scientist-looks-super-materials-superhero-comics <p>When you watch an X-men movie or read a Captain America comic, you can find a new way to look at material science. Superhero comics can be just as much science as they are magic. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:03:01 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 19186 at http://wunc.org Scientist Looks At Super Materials In Superhero Comics Why Comic Books Don’t Have Heroic Female Characters http://wunc.org/post/why-comic-books-don-t-have-heroic-female-characters <p>Comic book fans know the pleasure of becoming absorbed in an alternate world. One where weirdos and freaks reign supreme as superheroes and saviors. It’s the perfect escape for somebody that doesn’t feel as though they quite fit in. For Jeremy Whitley, comics were engrossing, so much so that he wanted to make his own. But then he had a daughter.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:38:24 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 14681 at http://wunc.org Why Comic Books Don’t Have Heroic Female Characters