And now for something completely expected, another sciency entry:
The Invisible Woman! In solidarity with my favorite hero I always resented her motherly ways, but Hickman’s FF and Fantastic Four make me reconsider my position on her all the day. She is the cornerstone of the team, and Hickman does such a great job demonstrating what her worth is in a team (a huge team!) of super-intelligent people. At the end of the day, those crazy scientists need the stability that she unfailingly supplies. It’s kind of great. And if you want an author that respects science, Hickman is definitely a man on your side.
Oddly, the Invisible Woman is too. Not the psychic control that she has over light waves because of cosmic rays – that’s complete balderdash. But the idea of invisibility is something that physics has been theoretically happy with for awhile. We’re very happy with manipulating different electromagnetic waves. We’re talking radio, x-ray, and micro waves that help us get all sorts of signals all over – including this webpage onto your computer. So the idea of a force (aka Sue’s psychic prowess) manipulating rays of light and nudging them over and around an object, can make theoretical science sense.
So this is an instance where comics are simply ahead of science for the moment. We’re pretty good with radar and microwaves, so when we develop the technology to toy effectively with light waves we can embrace Sue’s optical abandon.
But don’t ask me about her force fields and such. I got no science to back that up.
Thanks for stopping!