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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.”
     -- Ee’char

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.

When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

Happy Friday, everyone! In this week's installment of Geeks Care: How You Can Help, Fanboy Comics would like to highlight a wonderful art installation called "The Hero Within: Imagination and Identity" that is currently on display at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, OH.  Joining with amazing artists with varying disabilities from ARC Industries-West and -South, Arts Administrator Geoffrey Martin and a staff of talented instructors and administrators together transformed the Cultural Arts Center's Main Gallery into a gigantic game board, with whimsical floor installations making stations along a path to adventure. Attendees of the installation are able to contemplate their own inner hero and secret identity while appreciating the creativity of individuals working past a variety of disabilities. In the following interview, I chat with Martin regarding the inspiration for "The Hero Within," the incredible efforts by all of the artists involved with the project, the many events and activities provided by the Cultural Arts Center, and more!

“I am the Emissary.”
     -- Akorem Laan

Federation officers are not supposed to interfere with the internal affairs of other cultures. That’s not quite the Prime Directive, but it’s pretty close, and certainly a related concept. It’s a good policy to have when Starfleet is zooming around the galaxy in spaceships that basically have access to magic. I’m not joking -- the holodeck, replicators, and transporters all might as well be acts of gods, even for relatively advanced races.

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