Martha Thomases: It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s A TV Show!

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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2 Responses

  1. mkike weber says:

    If only someone would make a series out of Peter David’s version of Supergirl…

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    As you know, Martha, I’m with you on Supergirl all the way!

    Just one thing, my pal…Buffy Sommers DID worry about boys liking her. And she worried about girls liking her. She worried about school and homework.

    What I mean is that one of the main themes of the show was acceptance of who you were. In a key scene in Season 2’s BECOMING PART 2, after her mother is told the truth about her daughter being the Chosen One, the Vampire Slayer (and of course having trouble dealing with it), Buffy tells her mother (and I’m paraphrasing a bit here), “God, I wish I was normal. I wish I was upstairs talking on the phone with my girlfriends or trying on dresses or playing with makeup or, God, even doing my homework, but I can’t. I have to save the world. Again.”

    What made the character so interesting, in other words, was her duality–diggin the power, but at the same wanting to be “normal.”

    Great column!

    Btw, I clicked on the link to the news about the Supergirl television show, and all I got was a “page not found” blurb at the site. You’re sure this isn’t bullshit?