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BU grad inspired Wonder Woman’s character

Elizabeth Holloway Marston (LAW’18) was the inspiration for the comic book character Wonder Woman.

Elizabeth Holloway Marston

William Moulton Marston, a psychologist already famous for inventing the polygraph, invented a superhero who would triumph with love. His wife, Elizabeth Holloway Marston (LAW’18), insisted the superhero be a woman. Wonder Woman made her début in December 1941 in All Star Comics under William’s nom de plume, Charles Moulton.