“I’ve found that when one has a difficult job to do, personal reasons can be quite an incentive.”
-- Gul Dukat
The cliche that men and women are fundamentally different is an ingrained part of our culture. The question is, how much of it is ingrained in biology? Reputable studies have suggested men are better at spatial relations while women are better at distinguishing color, though both of these areas have profound overlap. Are men better at spatial relations because we’re culturally encouraged to play war games? Or are women better at color because, as gatherers, they were evolutionarily selected for the ones who could tell what was ripe and what was poisonous?
Welcome to another week of Wonder Woman Wednesday. One of the great things about being a Wonder Woman fan is meeting others that are as passionate about Wonder Woman as you are. This week we are offering something a little different.
The following is an interview with comic creator Caitlin Like (Maiden of the Machine, Children of Loki: Fenir). In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Like about her creative process, her penchant for telling female-led stories, why death is a recurring theme in her projects, and where you can go to learn more about her work!
“I have fought against races that believe in mythical beings that guide their destinies and await them after death. They call them gods. The Founders are gods to the Jem’Hadar. But, our gods never talk to us, and they don’t wait for us after death. They only want us to fight for them. And, to die for them.”
There is no fallacy more damaging to the state of modern discourse than the misguided notion that “there are two sides to every story.” There are two sides to many stories, sure. Other stories have three or more sides. Some only have the one. Yet when you have scientific facts like climate change being man-made, vaccines being safe, and evolution being real turned into only one of two valid political positions, you run into a problem. This is why it’s so nice to see a liberal/conservative debate where both sides actually do have a point. Granted, you have to go into the arena of Star Trek to see that today, but still. Such a thing exists, in its way.
Warning! Spoilers below!
In my review for Bombshells #1 last week, I lamented the absence of Wonder Woman from what I thought was going to be a Batwoman-centric tale. The Gods of Olympus must have heard my prayers, as Wonder Woman takes center stage in the latest installment of Bombshells.
“It’s life, Jake. You can miss it if you don’t open your eyes.”
-- Captain Benjamin Sisko
Science fiction has a reputation of being the emotionless genre. An enduring fascination with stoic characters like the Vulcans, any number of robots, and the odd hive-mind alien race can leave the universe looking like a pretty gray place, emotionally speaking. Yet sci-fi writers are as human as the rest of us (Honest, we are!), and we have the same feelings. If you prick us, do we not laugh that you said, “Prick?”
*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.
Welcome, fellow Amazons, to another thrilling installment of Wonder Woman Wednesday. This week, we take a decidedly introspective look at Wonder Woman. Why do we love her so? What is it about the amazing Amazon that continues to inspire us 75 years after William Moulton Marston created her? What instills Wonder in our heart? Why are there legion of "Wonder Disciples?" Cult? Obsession? Religion? Let's take a look, shall we, at the Zen of Wonder Woman.
Load up! Ride hard! Blast off!
July 25th saw the release of DC's eagerly anticipated (by ME most of all!) Digital First series, Bombshells. Based on the popular premise of transforming iconic DC heroines into their 1940s pin-up girl counterparts, the line was first introduced to us via a clever cover campaign and subsequent merchandise push. The Bombshells proved popular enough to warrant a comic series and a second wave of merchandise.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, writer/artist John Yuskaitis Jr. talks with Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon about his work on Boots and Pup, his first Comic-Con as an exhibitor, and more.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with actor Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse) about his work in the sci-fi genre, moderating this year's 'Behind The Music - Syfy Thrills and Chills' panel at Comic-Con, and more.