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Superhero Math Adds Up Pop Culture Heroes and Villains


Is there a unifying mathematical theory to describe heroes and villains, a calculus of criminals and crime fighters that can be reduced to a handful of simple equations? What operations determine whether Harrison Ford is a globetrotting archeologist or an unwitting replicant...

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Parting Shot: Super-Hero Flash Cards Make Multiplication Fun


The Xs stand for multiplication! Either that or they're letting you know you've unanimously failed your audition for the Justice League. (via Retrogasm)

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Link Ink: Fanmade Lego ’60s Batcave, Daily Pogs and ‘Tron: Uprising’


Toys: Alex Schranz continues to craft delightful custom Lego displays, this time based on the '60s Batman TV show's Batcave.

Movies: Sebastain Shaw Kevin Bacon has signed on to play the villain in the upcoming live action movie adaptation of Dark Horse's R...

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Parting Shot: The Batman Mathematical Equation


Listen, I was an English major, so I can't exactly vouch for the validity of this, so I'll defer to the expertise of the awesome math teacher who cooked this up. Kudos, sir,

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Fighting Batman with Macroeconomics


A mysterious economist known only as ShadowBanker (really!) has used his mathematical skills to analyze supervillain decision-making in Batman comics. In his first post, titled "Batman Villains and Cooperation: A Utility Analysis," he describes why the supervillain teamups in Jeph Loeb's Batman stories like "The Long Halloween" and "Dark Victory" don't work at all, according to game theory...

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