In All-Star Comics #8 (October 1941), the third of DC’s “Trinity” finally arrives: Wonder Woman! Tucked behind a Justice Society of America story (in which Hourman and Green Lantern have been replaced by Starman and Dr. Mid-Nite), Dr. William Moulton Marston, aka Charles Moulton gives us the definitive Wonder Woman origin story. This story has it all: a helpless Steve Trevor crashing on Paradise Island during World War II, a brassiere-clad Queen Hippolyte‘s history lesson about bondage and the Amazons, a contest of champions, a bullets & bracelets challenge, and the victory of the Queen’s daughter, Diana, who leaves the island with her love interest to take on the evils of the world.
Over the last several months, National Publications had announced they had hired several consultants to their Editorial Advisory Board. This month, they announced that Dr. William Moulton Marston had been brought on board. Max Gaines had given the go-ahead to create a powerful female superhero to lead a new comic.