MARTHA THOMASES: Child is father to the man

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. Andy Holman says:

    Neat column. I'm 25, and when I saw the movie "Children of Men," I thought to myself, "Although I don't believe that the events in this movie will come true, per sé, I can sure see our world going in this violent direction." At the time, I chalked it up to the notion that every young generation thinks that the world is going to hell in a handbasket and that they might not make it to 40. I thought it was nothing new.But it's interesting to hear a boomer tell me that I wasn't making all that up. -Andy Holman