Some Thoughts on The Secret History of Wonder Woman

For those of us who have worked in the comic book field, the kinky side of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston, is old news. We knew about his odd home life with wife Elizabeth Holloway along with his “secretary” Olive Byrne. The mainstream world, though, is just coming to terms with this amazing tale thanks to Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Marston was the lawyer and psychologist who helped develop the lie detector before he turned […]

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The Art of Ramona Fradon is Finally On Sale

As I was wrapping up my work on The Art of Howard Chaykin in 2010, the folk at Dynamite Entertainment asked if I would edit The Art of Ramona Fradon. Apparently, Howard had several conversations with Ramona, the legendary artist best know today for her work on Aquaman and Metamorpho. I would need to weave together the two conversations and tidy things up. In reading through the transcripts, it was clear that Howard was enamored not only with her clean […]

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DC’s Move West Brings Back Memories

I have no recollection of who my father met while a salesman for IBM, but one day he announced that he arranged a tour of the DC Comics offices. I flashed back to that sense of wonder as the news spread across the Internet that after 75-plus years, the comic book publisher was going to be following the Dodgers to Los Angeles. At the time I visited in 1971, the company was still at 909 Third Avenue and I was […]

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