For some reason every superpower has to come with a downside. The X-Men, for example, are rejected from society for being mutants. But why can’t it just be win-win? It turns out it can, you just need to be a mad scientist like Colin Furze, and build your superpowers yourself.
What superpower would you want to have? The ability to fly? Teleport? Turn invisible? Time travel? Heal? What about to ability to see the invisible? Not exactly the flashiest power you can have especially because we can kind of, sort of do that right now. This lovely animation explainer from Amaël Isnard shows how…
If you need more proof that the octopus is absolutely the super villain of the sea, check out this gnarly superpower that allows the southern sand octopus to create an automatic secret hideout: it shoots jets of water at the sand to make quicksand which it burrows itself in and effectively disappears.
Flight, invisibility, and super-strength are all well and good, but it’s also really easy to make them look cool. And then there are things like “rodent manipulation” and “color absorption.” Which power do other people laugh at— but you know it could actually be great, if you used it right?
Over the years, Superman’s power-level has fluctuated rapidly, as writers have given and taken away some of the Man of Steel’s abilities in order to embolden or humanise him. But in this week’s Superman #40, Clark Kent underwent one change that brought him back to a level not seen in over 70 years.
Over the years, Superman's level of power has fluctuated perhaps more than any other hero's — he's gained them, lost them, grown weaker and stronger pretty much from the moment he was created, culminating in the addition of a new power last week. Here's your guide to the Man of Steel's power creep.
Most of the time in comics and movies, when someone gains superpowers, they go off more or less without a hitch. But as this short comic points out, superpowers may not be as great as we think they are — especially if they're incomplete.
We all know that superpowers equal responsibility, and heroism, and all that. But there's also the fantasy of getting a superpower and just using it for your own selfish ends. What superpower do you wish you had... so that you could just have fun with it?
Harnessing the power of the radioactive spider bite for mass production may not be within our grasp yet, but there are still plenty of technologies — from the all-knowing power of Google to a simple pair of binoculars — that make us better, stronger, and faster than just plain old human.
Plenty of superheroes and supervillains are animal themed, taking on the grace of a cat or the strength of a spider. But there are animals who are super in their own right, with abilities perfectly suited to saving the day.
It's just part of being a comics fan. Superheroes go through midlife crises, they go and get a whole new wardrobe, and suddenly everything looks weird. But what's the worst superhero makeover ever? Superman's mullet? Spider-Man's armor? Batman's claws? Or something else?
Back in the day, all the best writers were doing serialized work, like Dickens. And novels were a lot more like comic books, or soap operas. And now, thanks to e-books, could that day be coming back again?
Can pretending to fly around like Superman inspire you to save the day? Does great power truly encourage great responsibility? A new study suggests that stepping into the role of a superhero in the virtual world could spark more helpful behavior in reality, at least briefly.
Nearly everyone has asked themselves the question at some point: If I could have one superpower, which one would I choose? Flight? Invisibility? Superstrength? Telekinesis? But what about our current Commander-in-Chief? Would he select a superpower that would help him in his current political office, or something that…
When some people find themselves gifted with powers beyond those of mere mortals, they often ditch the wage slave life and turn to a life of crime. But what are some of the legal ways you can use those awesome powers to get rich quick?
Have you ever met a guy who embodies darkness? A man whose shirt is always half unbuttoned, whose disheveled hair blows in the nonexistent wind, and who is accompanied by a melodramatic caption box? A fellow whose vampire-esque brooding has women flinging themselves at him from halfway across the block? Jonas is just…
As with pyrokinetics and human magnets, a heaping dose of skepticism is requisite when one hears that a little boy possesses superhuman night vision. According to this news report posted by the Alien Disclosure Group UK — promisingly titled "Alien Hybrid Or Starchild Discovered In China?" — Nong Youhui of southern…
An inhibitor in your body might be sapping your strength, taking away your endurance, making you feel cold, and giving you diabetes. When scientists eliminated it, they unlocked the key to super strength in both mice and worms. Find out what's in your body that's making you weak.