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Two-Fisted Science

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Features true stories from the history of science Some are serious, some are humorous, and most are a bit of both. All are written by Jim Ottaviani and showcase artwork by Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Sean Bieri, Paul Chadwick, Gene Colan, Guy Davis, Colleen Doran, David Lasky, Steve Lieber, Lin Lucas, Bernie; Mireault, Scott Roberts, Scott Saavedra, and Rob Walton.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by G.T. Labs (first published 1997)
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Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes indeed this is heavy on Richard Feynman; but since I personally really dig Feynman, that's not an issue. Ottaviani's book all about him has several of the Feynman scenes re-illustrated in a more cohesive way in his graphic novel... (let me just type this name one more time:) Feynman.

The comics are very short, but anyone with a basic knowledge of science history (mostly around WW II) will probably not need boatloads of extra context. I'm your standard clown and I got through it. Lots of refer
Two Fisted Science is listed as the work of several graphic artists and writers. The back cover would have you believe that the purpose of the book is to help readers see scientists as humans. At best this is partially achieved.

We get a more or less fictionalized retelling of Galileo's problems with the Catholic Church. This is followed by a completely fictional "bar fight "between Newton and Leibniz. Leibniz is shrugged off as a Lawyer when in fact he was a lot of things.

The several sections on
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Confusing and all over the place.
Trevor Bekolay
Jan 30, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wont-finish, comic
Did not finish. Science interpretation by non-scientists. Cool if it gets people interested, but not for me.
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ottaviani and company make science fun whilst explaining some of the tough stuff. Richard Feynman is such a star in the mid century firmament; and a mighty fine safe-cracker.
Michael Smith
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All the stories in this collection of “graphic fiction” were written by Ottaviani, but the artwork was supplied by ten artists, including Bernie Mireault and Scott Saavedra. The stories are based on real events (reportedly real, anyway) about Einstein, Russell, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others — and especially Richard Feynman, who was not only one of 20th century physics’s major minds but an amateur locksmith, talented musician, social philosopher, and world-class storyteller as well. Some, like “tu ...more
Keith Davis
A collection of short pieces with anecdotes about famous scientists by various artists. The format is kind of reminiscent of the Big Book series from Paradox Press that did graphic collections on topics like conspiracies and urban legends.

More than half the book is taken up by stories about physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman is certainly an interesting character, a sort of minor cult of personality has grown up about him over the years, but these stories are well known. The book could have been
When it was good it was good, when it was bad, it was illegible.

I didn't have enough background for the pro-and epilogue to make sense.

Feynman's stories had enough detail to be both interesting and new, BUT the switching from one author to another was confusing, and some of the fonts were hard to read there also.

The safe-cracker series was the best STORY all in all (4 stars), but it had very little science, which given the title was a let-down.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The bits regarding Feynman, which really makes up most of the book, were great. I didn't know anything about this particular scientist until reading, and now I'm definitely intrigued. A couple of the strips were a little dumb, such as "Shoulders of Giants." And none of the rest interested me as much as the Feynman stories. ...more
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, 2012, stem
3.5 stars
Jim Ottaviani can pretty much do no wrong in my mind. As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I was a bit disappointed in reading a lot of repeat material, having already read Feynman.
Too much "buy-in knowledge" necessary that I didn't have and too much Feynman.

Take a genius and make him impossibly annoying and full of himself and you only get part of my dislike.

This is VERY DISJOINTED and too deep within short stories. There is humor but it falls flat within the nuance.
roland simarangkir
Buku ini berisi tentang cerita-cerita para ahli ahli dunia dalam menemukan teori-teori dan penemuan yang kemudian kita kenal saat ini. Perjalanan mereka dipenuhi cerita-cerita unik, konyol bahkan yang cukup menyedihkan.
Oct 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding in every way. The stories are interesting and they even have a page talking about my favorite Bertrand Russell story (it's turtles all the way down). Scientists are the real rock stars, man... ...more
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was really excited when I'd heard about this book, but it was really sort of a let down. Most of the stories were too short to really gain anything from, and most of the time you really couldn't even tell what was happening. It's a great idea, but it was poorly implemented. ...more
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really loved to get to know the conditions and circumstances under which these great minds worked for all of us to have a future today.

Amazing collection of stories! Becoming a fan of Ottaviani.
Must read!
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two-Fisted Science.

Need I say more?
Indah Threez Lestari
Saksikan bagaimana Richard Feyman menggunakan waktu luangnya untuk membobol brankas ;)
Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting idea, but poor execution. No idea what the context on any of these stories really was, or how many of these scientists contributed to our collective knowledge.
Bunga Mawar
Sep 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: it-s-mine
Di buku ini, cerita tentang ilmuwan fisika sableng tukang bobol brankas, Richard Feynman,-nya lumayan banyak! :)
Walau memang sebagian sumbernya udah pernah saya baca.
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I've worked in news agencies and golf courses in the Chicagoland area, nuclear reactors in the U.S. and Japan, and libraries in Michigan. I still work as a librarian by day, but stay up late writing comics about scientists. When I'm not doing those things, I'm spraining my ankles and flattening my feet by running on trails. Or I'm reading. I read a lot. ...more

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