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  1. Matt
    Jun 11 - 8:57 am

    Don’t forget Metal Men! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Men (Chemistry isn’t totally left out, as I sometimes bemoan!)
    I have a couple issues hanging on the wall in my office!

  2. Lauren Wolf
    Jun 12 - 12:22 pm

    Hi all, a lot of discussion’s been going on about this on Twitter, so I thought I’d share a few nuggets here:

    Chemists do in fact have origami: http://www.amazon.com/Molecular-Origami-Precision-Scale-Models/dp/093570230X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370991960&sr=8-1&keywords=molecular+origami

    And they have a coloring book:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1466484292/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/191-7292717-2327766

    I’d only wish there were more!

  3. Jenna
    Jun 17 - 11:02 am

    Don’t forget the Richard Feynman comic which is actually very good: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596438274

    I’ve had ideas for a chemistry comic, but unfortunately I’m not a skilled enough artist. If anyone wants to get together for a collaboration (I write and you draw), my name links to my website and we can get in contact there.

  4. Lauren Wolf
    Jun 17 - 12:11 pm

    Jenna, I’ll put the word out for you, and we’ll see if there are any takers.

    In other news, I interviewed someone last week who saw this post and suggested Linus Pauling as worthy of comic superhero status. After all, he wore a beret:

    http://beretandboina.blogspot.com/2009/10/linus-pauling.html

  5. Judith Byorick
    Jun 18 - 3:11 pm

    An idea for a short-short or part of a series in a single issue might be the story of August Kekulé’s dream about the snake eating its tail (ouroboros) that led to his theory of the structure of benzene.

  6. Joel Goldstein
    Jun 26 - 1:27 pm

    Many eons ago, when I was just a lad, there was a comic book series published by DC called Metal Men. The superheroes were all named for the elements and they had abilities which mirrored the element for which they were named. For example, titanium was invincible, mercury melted and becam a puddle which could flow under doors, etc.

  7. Maureen Rouhi
    Jun 28 - 10:39 am

    Chemists do in fact have origami: http://www.amazon.com/Molecular-Origami-Precision-Scale-Models/dp/093570230X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370991960&sr=8-1&keywords=molecular+origami

    This brings back memories of a required course I took for my B.S. agricultural chemistry degree: principles of mineralogy. Part of the lab was constructing cardboard models of all kinds of geometric solids.

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