Here is an Interesting article i posted a while ago before I learned how to associate blogs with forums: I found myself agreeing with the Author on Stan Lee's comments about his "use of science". Figured someone might get a laugh out of this.
Stan “The Man” Lee was recently interviewed by TVKids.ws, covering the usual things you talk about with a living legend (not to mention him being a playable character in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man video game.) When he was asked about his methodology about creating superheroes, he pulled no punches.
“Basically, if you’ve read my stories you know I’m very scientific minded. For example, I didn’t just have Spider-Man gain a spider power miraculously, I did it as scientifically as possible—he was bitten by a radioactive spider. It could have happened to anybody. When the Hulk became the Hulk, it just didn’t happen casually—there was a gamma-ray bomb that exploded. If you ask me what a gamma ray is, I would have no idea at all, but it sounds very scientific, I think. The Fantastic Four, they gained their powers from cosmic rays, of which I know as little as I do gamma rays, but they sound impressive. At that point I ran out of rays, so when I had to do the X-Men, I took the cowardly way out, I said, well they’re just born that way, that’s all. They’re mutants. That got me off the hook there.”
“You’ve seen Superman flying on the screen, haven’t you? What is his means of propulsion? What makes him fly? He doesn’t have a jet engine, there’s nothing pushing him, he just sort of assumes a horizontal position, lies on the air and off he goes. When I wanted a character to fly, such as the Silver Surfer, I gave him a flying surfboard—perfectly scientific, perfectly understandable, and not the least bit as frustrating as wondering how Superman does it. So as you can see, science is really something I’m very much into and every factor of our stories is as scientifically accurate as I can make them.”
Check out the full article and commentaries, the author points out that Stan is not as scientific as he thinks he is.
Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson
Here is an article for the full interview