As mentioned previously i recently had a slight obsession over use of BAD science in comics. Now it would be near impossible to make comics entirely realistic, and consequently counter productive when you consider the target audience. Nothing personal meant against some of the younger members, but teenagers dont tend to care about the realistic depiction of science, due to naivety. But even the most hardcore comic fan, who has a healthy ability to suspend their disbelief, has a tendency to react angrily to the breakdown of common sense. I think comic writers would have far fewer complaints, if characters and circumstances where depicted more realistically. There would be far more coherence when it came to Super power portrayal. Look at some of the most popular comics of recent times and you'll find that a more 'down to earth' approach tends to work. For example; Dare Devil, Captain America, Immortal Iron Fist, Ultimates, Checkmate, Detective Comics, Global Frequency, Supreme Power etc. Some of the greatest comics of all time, has similar qualities; Watchmen, Planetary, Batman year 1, V for Vendetta etc. I know a lot of people are going to argue that various comics mentioned aren't exactly what you call, 'realistic', but they are FAR more scientifically plausible that most of the run of the mill comics. Many use theoretical science, that although currently impossible is in fact feasible. I think more writers should put similar efforts to making their characters and super powers more compatible with our worlds scientifically theoretical science. Any way, this thread is aimed at the more scientifically aware amongst you. How would you go about explaining the super powers and origins of D.C. more recognisable characters. In other words, if D.C. where to 'Ultimise' their universe, how should they go about doing it ?