Marvel Anatomy Book Explains How MCU Heroes' Powers Actually … – Screen Rant

A new book by creators Marc Sumerak and Jonah Lobe is giving fans a chance to see how their favorite Marvel heroes and villains work with science!
A new anatomy book from Marvel is giving fans of both the comics and the MCU an inside look of how the powers of their favorite heroes work. With more new and old fans than ever cheering Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and others, it raises the question of how their powers could actually work. This will soon be answered in an exciting new book that will break down numerous Marvel characters to the scientific level – Marvel Anatomy: A Scientific Study of the Superhuman.
Marvel Anatomy is a new book created by Marc Sumerak and Jonah Lobe that answers the question of how superheroes' powers work. In a series of pages provided in a press release by Marvel, beautiful art explains the abilities of characters like She-Hulk, Namor, Ghost-Spider (aka Spider-Gwen), Groot and more. Accompanying them are a series of close-ups and X-Rays that give fans a glimpse at their cellular construct and a series of log-entries that talk about the inner mechanisms of their suits and physiologies. For example, Namor the Sub-Mariner is shown communicating with a shark in the ocean with an X-Ray focused on his brain. This gives readers an idea of where this power comes from as it explains the deeper scientific language regarding how it might be possible.
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Impressively, Marvel Anatomy isn't afraid to dig deep both in terms of the characters it explores and their Marvel Comics lore. The best example shown from this book's previews is a page that follows up on the examination of Iron Man's mechanical suit with a discussion of the Extremis virus – tech Tony invented which can edit DNA and change humans on the genetic level. The book then supplies illustrations of what Extremis' nanobots look like up-close while stored in the body's vacuoles and provides an example of how they strengthen the body when activated by traveling through the bloodstream and emerging from the skin. It's an amazing look at some of the details that make the Marvel Universe so immersive for fans.
In an interview with Marvel for its announcement, both creators talk about how they had to think critically to provide the best studies surrounding these characters as they could. "Sometimes that meant applying an actual scientific study in unexpected new ways," Sumerak says. Lobe follows up by saying the best way to sell "these farfetched ideas is to ground them in real world detail." This led to them exploring classic characters from new angles to find the best way of describing their underlying power mechanics. For Sumerak, the Hulk family was a highlight, given how dramatically gamma energy warps the human body. Lobe professes a love for monstrous figures like Venom, M.O.D.O.K. and Abomination.
Marvel Anatomy: A Scientific Study of the Superhuman is available now from Insight Editions at local book and comic stores. This new book will undoubtedly be a great gift for the Marvel fan with a love for science, but it's also a great read for those that just love Marvel in general. Marvel's latest read will surely delight fans of the comics and the MCU as it answers the questions they've always had about their favorite heroes and villains.
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Marvel Anatomy: A Scientific Study of the Superhuman is available now!
Source: Marvel
Andy Davis is a freelance comics writer with Screen Rant, providing all the latest news in the world of comics. They specialize in English with focus on media analysis and grammar. Their work in the past involves editing works for publication and researching data for detailed content. In their spare time, Andy watches one film per day every year, putting an emphasis on films they haven’t seen before. They also devote much of their time to writing screenplays and stories.

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