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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. Russ Rogers says:

    OK, my favorite panel in this is the crazed look in Octavius' eyes on page #130. It shows that Octavius' need for action is almost pathological. He's hardwired to do crazy stuff, because he is just a bit touched. If you can fit it in, I think the Police Officer should say, "You'd have to be INSANE to go into–" instead of "You're insane…" Because Octavius hasn't gone into the building yet. And I don't think an Officer would tell a person who was already running into a building, "You're insane yadda yadda," they'd just yell, "Hey Mac! STOP! You can't go in there!" But the Officer might mutter to himself, "You'd have to be insane," if he were reassuring himself that doing nothing is the right thing to do.The kids screaming face at the bottom of #131 is really good. But there wasn't much else that was noteworthy in the fire rescue. It's something of a stock scene.I will say that "kissing" is very hard to make look believable, even in film with live actors. It's a moment that can easily appear wooden or false. It's seems especially difficult to draw, or that is my impression from other comics. The kiss at the bottom of #133 is totally believable, very natural. I don't know if Mark was working from a photo reference or what, that really shouldn't matter. But, well done.

    • MARK WHEATLEY says:

      I did some research on the kissing scene. Lots of personal research. I spared no expense or effort to find just the right combination of tender and passionate, sex and glory. There is simply no substitute for personal experience :)

      • Russ Rogers says:

        Mark, I don't think you need to go into all the details of the research that you and Robert Tinnell put in together on Lone Justice. Some things can be left a mystery.

        • MARK WHEATLEY says:

          Y'know I really hate to air my dirty laundry in public. But all Bob has to do is write – Scion is using a steam shovel – or – LONE JUSTICE is surrounded by 50 or more angry people – or – and then they kiss. Then I'm the one who has to go out and track down a 1920s era steam shovel and see how it works, draw 50 angry people in period dress, and pursue my wife for days trying for the exact right kind of kiss. It would be much easier if Bob had a steam shovel or was a much better kisser. :)BTW everyone – Bob had some surgery last week that knocked him out of play for a while. But he came through great and is getting stronger than ever. Yet, to date, he still has not been able to play the violin.