The Origin of Wonder Woman's Magic Lasso
This was published in Sensation Comics #6 in 1942.
Wonder Woman is summoned back to Paradise Island.
Of course no one will recognize you as long as you wear that little mask. Hey, your own mother didn't know you when you wore it for the original tournament to see which Amazon would go to Man's World to fight Nazis. And the costume isn't a tipoff at all. Why kangaroos? I assume because they were indigenous to ancient Greece, where these Amazons came from. Greeks rode kangaroos all the time. I think "Jumpa" is a very clever name for a kangaroo. Subtle, yanno?
So naturally Amazon sports consist of tying each other up.
The smith's name is Metala. 'Nuff said. How many of us are told by the gods themselves that we should tie people up and make them, ah, submit?
This seems to be the first intimation of the existence of Reformation Island. Yet again, Steve Trevor modestly gives all the credit to Wonder Woman, though as usual, he deserves some of it. And we finish up with Dr. Marston's conviction that he and his ilk could fundamentally change human nature. Now that I'm an adult I'm starting to find this rather disturbing, though if the method involves being tied up by beautiful women, it might not be so bad.