Mark Waid and Ramona Fradon joined a science teacher (and science consultant to comics) at a panel to discuss science in comics. While the panelists made a point of reminding the audience that superhero stories are best enjoyed with a suspension of disbelief, the value of science within comics was discussed. For example, Mark Waid mentioned that it can sometimes become the basis of a story or it can become the basis of a character trait – such as Aquaman being quiet on land because underwater his voice would carry further. It was a good panel overall, but I think a series of episodes of a podcast or TV show could really do the subject justice.


By Eric Mesa

Eric was an avid comic reader in the late 1990s. He then took a hiatus from comic reading until 2011 when he dove head-first back into comics. Back in the 90s Eric only read Marvel comics although he loved Batman: The Animated Series. After a 2 year dalliance (2011-2013) with Marvel and DC, Eric now almost exclusively reads Image Comics.

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