Talk about multitasking: William Moulton Marston is an inventor, psychologist, writer, comics scenarist, committed feminist among other things. He isn’t your average inventor though. He’s responsible for the blood pressure test that was the genesis for the lie detector test in 1922.
Fired from many colleges because of his work and pro-women initiatives (for example he had tried to prove that women are more honest, trustworthy and better workers than men), he was hired in 1930 as an editorial adviser for Max Gaines… only the guy who is considered the inventor of the comic book.
In 1941, Martson showed his latest invention to an All-American Publications editor, a female super hero who is “the alternative to all the male-dominated violence”: Wonder Woman! Initially christened “Suprema the Wonder Woman”, Marston took inspiration from the feminist movement of the time, from which his wife was part of. As a tribute to his first invention, Marston gave Wonder Woman a magic lasso that forces her enemies to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.