Deadpool: Regenerative Powers

The Merc with a Mouth, if you haven’t read the comics, is especially prominent in the last few years as Ryan Reynolds has brought him to the big screen in a graphic, sexual and explicit way. Through the film, we explore Deadpool’s extreme regenerative powers, from healing bullet wounds, to eradicating the cancer in his…

Wolverine: Adamantium Claws

Now, as many would have remembered from my presentation, I included a video of British inventor Colin Furze presenting his invention of the fully retractable “adamantium” claws. If you don’t remember, here’s that video again: As amazingly high-tech as this invention is, as well as aesthetically and nerdly (?) pleasing, I want to understand whether…

Captain America: The Super Soldier

Upon looking up photos of Chris Evans you can definitely see that Captain America CAN exist in real life because he embodies the character physically (damn you Evans!). But, can that super soldier serum that we see in Captain America’s comic book history, and the filmsĀ Captain America: The First Avenger andĀ Captain America: The Winter Soldier,…

The World of the Superhuman

We live in a society where technologically augmenting our bodies is associated with the future, and in doing so, we are furthering the abilities of humanity, from sub-human to superhuman. As Scott Jeffrey states, it is through technological augmentation that we “improve the cognitive and physical abilities of human beings”, and this can be seen…