Marston’s stories frequently explored the use and abuse of power. Master-slave relationships were ubiquitous. Marston believed men were unfit masters due to their inability to maintain “love leadership.”
Through Octavia’s training, Marston clarified some of the symbolism of Bullets and Bracelets. Like all sports, the sport was as much a mental exercise as it was a physical one.
Centuries after the Amazons landed on Paradise Island, Diana was born. On her fifteenth birthday, she pledged herself to Aphrodite’s service and received her Bracelets…
Fun Fact: The Magic Lasso was not part of Wonder Woman’s original design. Marston added it as a story element to solve a problem—excessive force.
This is the story of how I made a magic lasso that imbued my life with truth, love, and so many sweet memories.
n 1944, he hired 19-year-old Gibbs College graduate Joye Hummel as his assistant. She had been an excellent student, and Marston believed that she would understand his psychological theories while also helping him keep up with modern slang.
The Amazons were not the first women created by the gods. That distinction belongs to Pandora, the first woman, the “Eve” of Greek mythology.
In his loneliness, Pygmalion carved an ivory statue of his perfect woman and named her Galatea. He showered the figure with delicate kisses and beautiful gifts and took her to his bed. One day, after he delivered a sacrifice to Aphrodite, the goddess granted the artist’s deepest desire and breathed life into the ivory form.
In Wonder Woman #1, a panel showing an Amazon woman beating back her abusers with broken chains to reclaim her personhood was indeed worth a thousand words….
Like all the Amazons, Queen Hippolyte enjoyed a bountiful life brimming with every happiness—save one. After centuries of personal development and self-actualization, and ruling over…