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Wonder Woman Archives, Vol. 1 - William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter Let's be perfectly honest: the only reason to read these old Wonder Woman stories is historical curiosity. Or at least the only reason for me: although I love the Golden Age heroes, the Golden Age stories usually fall flat for me, and probably for many modern readers. In many ways, Wonder Woman is a reverse of the stereotypical Superman format: here, it's the woman who's strong, smart, and capable, and the man who needs to be rescued. That was, of course, the point. Marston's creation was pretty feminist for his day, and it's an idea that we still don't see enough of: the woman who has physical strength and power and is attractive in part because of that strength. These are the good things to take from early Wonder Woman, the character herself.