Polygraph inventor William Moulton Marston remarked in a 1940 interview how much potential there was for the comic book medium to be used as an educational tool. That interview prompted a publish to reach out to Marston who proposed a new kind of superhero, one who would triumph not with fists or firepower, but with love. Marston’s wife encouraged him to make this new superhero a woman—that superhero became Wonder Woman. She possesses superhuman strength and the power of flight, and a magic lasso that can force people to speak the truth, inspired by the creator’s involvement with polygraphs. The character is an iconic figure in popular culture with October 21 being Wonder Woman Day—commemorating the release of her first appearance.