Did the creator of 'Wonder Woman' predict the current female revolution?

Kylie Mar
Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics: The Truth About Wonder Woman shined a light on one of the most iconic characters of our time and the man, and women, who created her.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez stated, “When I learned a little bit about the creators, it made me love the comic even more. It definitely wasn’t the conventional,” while former Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter shared, “I know the real story, and that stunned me. I said, ‘Excuse me?'”

The episode told the story of William Moulton Marston’s relationship with both his wife, Elizabeth Holloway, and his mistress, Olive Byrne, and their strong feminist ideals, which they wrote into the Wonder Woman comics in the 1940s. “Marston, in his later work, says not only should women be emotional leaders, they should be leaders in a political, global sense. That they’re better suited to lead the world as a whole,” said Tim Hanley, the author of “Wonder Woman Unbound.” He continued, “He actually predicts that a matriarchal revolution will come about in the next 100 years.”

This year, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins, became the highest-grossing superhero-origin film of all time, and, to this day, the character still remains a symbol of strength for all women. Jenkins stated, “What a great thing for little girls, to see themselves in that way, to feel not like they have to be a ‘female’ something. They can just be a hero.”

Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on AMC.

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