The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds : NPR The man behind the most popular female comic book hero of all time, Wonder Woman, had a secret past: Creator William Moulton Marston had a wife — and a mistress. He fathered children with both of them, and they all secretly... Read more »
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