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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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4 Responses

  1. John McCarthy says:

    Wow.Is he looking for sidekicks?heh.

  2. Citizen Prime says:

    Hello John (and everyone). This is Citizen Prime.And yes! I am always looking for people who want to get involved in their communities. I have no delusions that I can save the world by myself. I need your help. And the best part about it, anything you do canmake the world a better place. We are all in this together. We are all citizens of the world. Lets take care of each other.

  3. Russ Rogers says:

    Sweet! It was worth the wait. This might be my favorite episode of Lone Justice so far. But I'm a sucker for dialog. I like how Jean assumes Octavius is being elitist and condescending when he chooses the name "John Locke." I like how Octavius says "Lock" (without the E) and is probably only referring to the Locksmith sign behind him. This is an old trope, somebody looking for a pseudonym grabs onto the first thing they see. It worked in "Splash," it works here. When Octavius says, "What do you mean?," I think he's speaking sincerely, he doesn't know who John Locke is! Jean just doesn't believe him, she would rather think that he's elitist and making fun of her. In the same way, when he confesses that his real name is "Octavius," and Jean says, "If it's all right with you, I'll stick to John;" I think she is saying, "I would rather go with the believable lie than the outrageous one!" Again, Jean thinks that Octavius is making fun of her when he is trying to be candid.Anyway, this is a clever and genuinely funny bit of dialog that reveals more to the reader about Jean and Octavius and their attitudes than they are willing to reveal to each other.This scene, especially Jean's line about protecting her reputation reminds me of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in "It Happened One Night." You've got some strong banter back and forth, building sexual tension in a very chaste way. Cool. I hope this banter and tension gets played up in future episodes.

    • MARK WHEATLEY says:

      I guess it is no accident that "It Happened One Night" is one of my favorite movies! But then, I'm a sucker for Capra.