MARTHA THOMASES: Last Man Standing

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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6 Responses

  1. Joe in Philly says:

    I’m not entirely sure I agree about graphic violence being a result of frustration of straight white men losing their majority status. Might it be just a comment on violence being more acceptable, of people becoming less shocked and horrified by what used to be considered gory?

  2. Howard Cruse says:

    Once the former majority of straight white men settles in to being an "outsider" minority, I'm not sure who will be left to be the new majority of "insiders"—at least within the boundaries of the U.S. Some folks would contend that more perceptive art tends to get produced by artists who benefit from an outsider perspective, though, so maybe maybe those newly-battered-by-historical-tides straight white guys will get their acts together rise to the occasion.

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    Eh. We've had nothing BUT seeing the world "from their point of view." That's why they're the Default. The point is for them to, at long last, acknowledge that ours has just as much validity.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on. I, for one, do not feel like wasting my time for them to catch up.

  4. Rick Taylor says:

    Does this mean that in a hollow tree somewhere in Connecticut outside a boarding school there is a Martha Thomases robot?

  5. Mike Gold says:

    No, Rick, that's a shrine.