Original 1941 Concept Sketches for Wonder Woman

Before there was Buffy, before there was Princess Leia, there was Wonder Woman. And now we get to see her birth.

Included on the sketches were some notes by Peter with Marston’s response:

Dear Pete -

I think the gal with hand up is very cute. I like her skirt, legs, hair. Bracelets okay + boots. These probably will work out + see other suggestions enclosed. No on these. See suggestions enclosed for eagle. Braziers I suggest may work better in curved or slanting stripes - red + white. With eagle’s wings above or below breasts as per-enclosed? Leave it to you. Don’t we have to put a red stripe around her waist as belt? I thought Gaines wanted it — don’t remember. Circlet will have to go higher — more like crown — see suggestions enclosed.

See you Wednesday morning — WMM

Wonder Woman’s debut came a few months later with issue #8 of All Star Comics.