TTBOOK "Superheroes" July 17, 2011

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James Kakalios says that often fantasy writers strive to be scientific if you grant them one impossible feat. Jim Lee describes the reasons for his drawings updating Wonder Woman. Aimee Mullins has prosthetic legs and tells why she sees herself as having superpowers, rather than being "disabled." Naif Al-Mutawa says that his Islamic superheroes are a response to President Obama's Cairo speech, and that they may soon engage with the traditional Western superheroes.



James Kakalios says that often fantasy writers strive to be scientific if you grant them one impossible feat. Jim Lee describes the reasons for his drawings updating Wonder Woman. Aimee Mullins has prosthetic legs and tells why she sees herself as having superpowers, rather than being "disabled." Naif Al-Mutawa says that his Islamic superheroes are a response to President Obama's Cairo speech, and that they may soon engage with the traditional Western superheroes.