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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  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    I like Melissa Krause's idea of wanting Banshee's scream or Black Canary's cry. The power to make your voice actually felt in a world ruled pretty much by one gender, which regularly marginalizes and dismisses you because you're of the other gender, really appeals to me.

  2. Laura Gjovaag says:

    I've always been an Aquaman fan because I'd like to be able to go places that I currently cannot go without bulky equipment just to survive. Being able to safely exist in hostile environments may not make for a good "beat 'em up" power, but it seems to me that it would be very useful in exploring and learning, which is what I'd rather be doing anyway.

  3. Martha Thomases says:

    Sweater Girl — She can make a sweater in a weekend, tell merino wool from blue-faced Leicester, and specializes in the one-skein miracle garment. Her only weakness — the dreaded acrylic!

  4. Joe in Philly says:

    Inspired by reading about the latest delay in the hyped Action Comics "Last Son" storyline from Geoff Johns and Richard Donner, as well as other issues, this "male of the species" would like a hero that I'm calling, due to current lack of creativity in coming up with an identity that doesn't sound lame, "Timeliness Woman." When a story arc is delayed, when the latest issue is months late, when there are "fill-in" issues during an ongoing storyline, she zaps the person(s) responsible and causes extreme, constant, ongoing pain until said missing issues are finished and placed lovingly in my hands.I'd suggest someone called an "editor" but apparently they're not very effective without the zapping and pain.

  5. Martha Thomases says:

    Joe, we made up a character like that. A hero who knew in advance that something would go wrong, and who could take the necessary steps to help people prepare. A hero we called The Time Warner

  6. Liz Glass says:

    "we can make fairly educated guesses about what most frustrates the male of our species. They want to be stronger. They want to be faster. They want to be more powerful. They want to be able to physically and mentally dominate."What about:They want to wear leotards and have young male proteges…

  7. Russ Rogers says:

    I'm not sure why scene where the Executives of Takada Energy discuss Ta Moa's skills as a ninja and their plans to kill him if he gets wise to their plans takes place in a bathhouse with several subservient, bare breasted women walking about. It seems intentionally incongruous. Is this to show that the TE men are SO stupid and self-assured that they would discuss murdering someone in front of servants? Or do all their sensitive discussions take place in a bath house just to make sure nobody is wearing "a wire?"And Ta Moa didn't just learn Karate from his father, he learned the skills of a Super-Ninja Spy and Assassin. And his father was willing to let Ta Moa be a deadly agent for a company they knew nothing about. Hmm.