Grace Paley, gone

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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3 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    Wow, first Brooke Astor and now Grace Paley. We are much poorer for the loss of these stately women.

  2. Martha Thomases says:

    Paley, a self-described "cooperative anarchist," might not consider herself to be "stately."

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    We're all stately when we get to a certain age…