William Moulton Marston

    Person » William Moulton Marston is credited in 200 issues.

    Best known for the creation of Wonder Woman, he was also a psychologist and inventor of the lie detector.

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    William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman during World War II in a reaction to what he saw as a DC Universe dominated by male characters such as Superman and Batman. Then came heroes such as Marvel's Captain America who were created as a largely patriotic reaction to the Axis forces of WWII. Marston wanted a super heroine to even the battlefield.

    "He was inventing somebody like that new Superman fellow, only his character would promote a global psychic revolution by forsaking Biff! Bam! and Ka-Runch! for The Power of Love. Well," said Mrs. Marston, who was born liberated, "this super-hero had better be a woman."

    - NYTimes

    Based on his wife and Olive Byrne, Moulton Marston had created one of DC's flagship superheroes and its first female heroine, Wonder Woman.

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