Professor Spotlight: The 10 Smartest Super Scholar Heroes in Comics

Some of the of greatest heroes in comics and film are also the smartest. They may have powers that exceed other humans, but their intelligence and wisdom truly defines who excels in their university. Today, we spotlight the brains that propel over the brawn, with emphasis on these top ten.

Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic)

  • PhD in Physics and Electrical Engineering

  • Attended MIT, CalTech, Harvard, Columbia, and “Empire State University”

Charles Xavier (Professor X)

  • PhDs in Genetics, Biophysics, Psychology, Anthropology

  • MD in Psychiatry

  • Attended Oxford, Harvard

  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia

Peter Parker (Spiderman)

  • BS in Biophysics, PhD in biochemistry (incomplete)

  • Attended Empire State University

Tony Stark (Iron Man)

  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics

  • Attended MIT

Bruce Wayne (Batman)

  • Law degree (at Gotham)

  • Attended Princeton, Yale

Hank McCoy (Beast)

  • PhD in Genetics, Biochemistry

  • Attended the Xavier Institute

Bruce Banner (Hulk)

  • PhD in Nuclear Physics

  • Attended Desert State, Penn State, CalTech

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Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle)

  • PhD, summa cum laude

  • Attended Gotham State University

Hank Pym (Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, Wasp)

  • PhD in Nuclear Physics, extensive knowledge of various fields of science

  • Professor at Oxford University

Ray Palmer (Atom)

  • PhD in Nuclear Physics

  • Professor at Ivy University

Sources: http://scottstuart.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/10-smartest-superheroes/

http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2006-05-31/the-smartest-superheroes-businessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice

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