“Is Spiderman’s web really strong enough to support him as he swings from building to building? Why did Superman’s home planet of Krypton explode? How much would the Flash need to eat in order to run around the globe in 80 seconds? The man to ask is University of Minnesota physics professor Jim Kakalios. Kakalios, who has taught physics at the school since 1988, is entering his second semester teaching an elective course for freshmen called Science in Comic Books. Or, as he calls it in his syllabus, ‘Everything I Know of Science I Learned From Reading Comic Books.'”