I went to see James Kakalios from the University of Minnesota speak at the Union tonight, and man, it was a fun presentation. He was really funny, in a good comic-book-nerd kind of way. I tried to write down funny things he said, which might not be that great out of context, but maybe they’ll work.
I picked up a copy of the book, and what I’ve read so far has been great (available on Amazon). Way better than The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg, a real dud that seemed to involve no research whatsoever, expressing the same level of depth any casual comic reader would have.