Wonder Woman is one of the most easily recognized and admired super-heroines in the world of comic books. Even though today, the once male-dominated universe of comic superheroes is abundantly coed, populated with many formidable female characters of equal might, power and fan admiration; it was not always so.
That is until 1942, when an american psychologist named William Moulton Marston proposed the idea to the comic book company, that would one day become DC Comics, of a female superhero. Marston named his creation Wonder Woman, a warrior princess of the Amazons and known in her homeland as Princess Diana of Themyscira. When not presenting her true identity as Wonder Woman, she would often adopt the human secret identity of Diana Prince.
Wonder Woman's arsenal of powers and abilities include superhuman strength and superior combat skills. She often also utilizes a pair of indestructible bracelets, a golden "Lasso of Truth" which she uses to make evildoers incapable of telling her a lie. Occasionally, she would even use an invisible airplane.
Wonder Woman's status as a super heroine grew over the years, both on the comic page and in popular culture. In the 70's, she became an unofficial symbol of women's liberation; once appearing on the cover of Ms. Magazine founded by Gloria Steinem.
Her popularity spread to the TV screen in the 70's as well. Her most notable incarnation was during the 1975-1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter. In fact, the show was so popular, Carter is almost indelibly connected to her wonderful portrayal of the character. Woman Woman was also an integral part of the animated series such as Super Friends and Justice League.
However, there is so much more to the character of Woman Woman and few people know as much about her beginnings than Pete Marston, the son of her creator, William Moulton Marston. Pete Marston is not only a fountain of knowledge about the character; but also, he possesses one of the largest collections of Wonder Woman collectibles and memorabilia in the world.
Tim Estiloz had a chance to interview Pete Marston about his father's legacy; as well as bring those of you reading this article an inside look, via the accompanying video, at his amazing… and yes, wonderful collection.