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The “Wonder Woman” comic was created by William Moulton Marston in 1941, an unlikely year for a female superhero. World War II was in full swing, and in the DC Comics world, Batman and Superman reigned supreme — then along she came, fighting with “love, instead of hatred,” according to Moulton Marston.

Imagine how new and refreshing the whole concept must have seemed to American women. It would take another 20 years for the feminist movement to kick in, and another 35 before we’d see actress Lynda Carter portray Wonder Woman on TV.

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