Take a Good Look at My Good Looks, by Martha Thomases

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. Batton Lash says:

    Good column, MT! I've been so out of the comics shop loop lately, I wasn't even aware Kylehad a new comic- from Image, yet! Will check it out.

  2. Joe in Philly says:

    I'm going to guess that it will be ignored by the political pundits unless something is depicted that they consider too outrageous to ignore, such as flag-burning, graphic torture, Bush and Cheney having sex…pause for everyone to join me in gouging out my eyes…

  3. Marilee J. Layman says:

    It was cool enough today to wear my fall coat, so I picked buttons from the bowl near the door. "All One People" on one side and "He Lied, They Died" on the other. I'm glad I kept my buttons from the '60s and '70s; I'm sorry I have to use them, plus the new ones.

  4. Mike Gold says:

    Special Forces #1 was great. Here's my highest praise for a war-themed comics story: some of the art reminded me of Jack Davis, and the writing made me miss Archie Goodwin all the more. Great stuff from Kyle, once again.

  5. John Tebbel says:

    If anyone needs another nudge to read Special Forces, here it is.

  6. Elayne Riggs says:

    I suspect there haven't been more comics and movies and other entertainment about this particular war because (a) as the invaders/aggressors/occupiers, the US is generally not seen as the good guys here, and (b) we're still in it, and very few people seem all that happy about that.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      This war has already gone on longer than the American participation in World War II, and there were lots of movies (and comics) about that. We were the invaders in Viet Nam, and there were plenty of movies, television shows and comics about that.