The Dark Amazon strikes again!
Welcome to another fun-filled week of Wonder Woman Wednesday. This week's column could qualify as a Dark Knight III: The Master Race review, but since our beloved Wonder Woman plays such a major role, I think we can get away with it. That said, spoilers to follow.
“This time I will deal with the rebels myself.”
-- Regent Worf
The defining question of science fiction is “What if?” Those two simple words are the springboard for all of the great (and for that matter terrible) sci-fi out there. Some of the questions veer toward the hard edges of the genre: how will nano-technology change human existence, what if aliens invaded in World War II. Sometimes, sci-fi wants to tackle the softer, deeper questions usually confined to drama, the fantastic elements in the world allowing confrontations to be played out in stark, literal terms.
Don't give me reasons, give me alibis . . .
Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Amazons! Thank you for taking time away from your squabbling relatives and turkey comas to join us for another exciting installment of Wonder Woman Wednesday.
Welcome to Five Questions, a sometimes fun, sometimes irreverent, always informative look at the people – and companies – that make geek culture run. Every month, we will talk to cool people and do our best to learn more about them, while seeing how they do with off-kilter questions.
This month, we are getting to know Mark Robben, the Director of Marketing for Funko, one of the fastest growing collectible companies in the industry. Founded in 1998 as a bobblehead producer, the company began taking off in 2005, when new owners took aim at licenses both known and obscure, creating a product base as diverse as the television dial, comic rack, and movie screen.
“Hello, Miles. Welcome to Hell.”
What’s the purpose of the justice system? On the surface, it’s a pretty easy question. One of those everyone is certain they have an ironclad answer to. It probably goes something along the lines of, protecting the innocent members of society by segregating dangerous criminals, and at the same time discouraging those same criminals through the application of unpleasant punishments. Deprivation is the most common form of punishment, either in the form of property (fines), time (imprisonment), or life (duh).
The bad news is that the excellent digital-first series, Sensation Conics, starring Wonder Woman has come to an end. The good news is that last week saw the release of the new, digital-first mini series, The Legend of Wonder Woman, by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon.
The series promises to be a re-imagining of Wonder Woman's origin. Here we go again. It seems as if fans are still reeling from the bastardization of Wonder Woman's origin for the New 52. I, for one, liked Brian Azzarello's take on WW but looked at it as more of an "Elseworlds" tale that just happened to take place in the character's monthly continuity.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The following is an interview with Mike Levine, creator and writer of Oh, the Flesh You Will Eat! published by The Devastator Press this fall. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Levine about the inspiration for his Dr. Seuss parody, the creative process of working with artist Jacob Vollum, why Devastator makes a great home for the project, and more!
The following is an interview with Linda Fulton, founder of Total Improv Kids in North Hollywood, CA. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Fulton about her inspiration for launching an improvisation school for young students, the philosophies and methods used in the classroom, the dedicated and talented staff of teachers involved, and more!
“Fate is a human concept.”
-- Advocate Ch’Pok
The first thing that struck me as I was watching this week’s episode of DS9 was that the crew really gets put on trial a lot. Back in Season One, Dax went on trial for something Curzon supposedly did, and in Season Two, O’Brien got thrown into the Stalinist nightmare of the Cardassian justice system. Now, it’s Worf’s turn. With all this going on, you’d think Sisko would have a legal expert sent over from the Federation, and I accidentally might have just pitched CBS’s new Star Trek series.
It's somewhat hard to imagine that November 7th marked the 40th anniversary of the Wonder Woman television series starring Lynda Carter that first aired in 1975, especially considering Carter is as beautiful today as she was when she first donned the satin tights four decades ago.