MARTHA THOMASES: That’s What Friends Are For

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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7 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Terrific! Your articles always remind me of my childhood. I wasn't a big comics collector, but I found the occasional Jimmy Olson or Lois Lane comic to be a lot of fun – side-kicks or supporting characters with their own spin-offs! Just like TV!

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    Both Lois and Jimmy and their connections to Superman in the stories from the Silve Age.Superman's 'Best Friend' and 'Girl Friend' had some pretty wacky stuff happen to them during the course of the relationships.I often thought to my self, 'what drives them to want to hang around' and take all this?

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    Residuals…You are so cynical.But right!

  4. Rick Taylor says:

    Lois hatched some wacky plots 'in the name of love'.My guess is if you're really in love with someone, you don't keep trying to trick someone into marrying you.She was a little juvenille there for a while.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Good point. There's a difference between falling out of an airplane and leaping out of an airplane. Ol' Kal should have stuck with Lori Lemaris.