I have red over some of the golden age Sensation Comics and Wonder Woman comics. And I got to say… I had heard about Marston’s love for bondage spilling out in the comics, but especially by the time she got her own series… wow.
I assumed from what I heard ok, Wonder Woman gets captured and tied up or chained at some point and escapes every story. But it’s like… nearly every other page, if not every page. I know seduction of the innocent got a bad rap, deservedly, but he may not have been that far off the mark on Marston’s intentions with Wonder Woman. Really does seem like he wrote it in large part with the intention of artist beinging his bondage fantasies to life. Not taking away from what Wonder Woman became, but I think she became a symbol for girl power almost in spite of his initial stories of her.
Ironically, I think if they had the access to porn back then that they do now, Wonder Woman might never have been created. Again, not trying to be uptight or a prude… but how can anyone not read those issues and think it wasn’t a case of his love for bondage run amok?