The Birth of Wonder Woman

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This 1941 letter from cartoonist, Harry G. Peter, to comic book writer, William Moulton Marston contains the first sketches of the Amazon superheroine. That correspondence and Marston's reply (in red) show us how an idea evolved into comic book history. Much thought was put into Wonder Woman's shoes, skirt, hair and even the placement of her circlet.

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The name, Harry G.Peterson implies to father,concieved in the god descendant Moulton from 'Aurelius'with the request of Earth creators mother to, "look after the situation," recognized.
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