TV Eye 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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4 Responses

  1. Frank Miller says:

    Way to go, Martha!Too many people forget the way movie actors got shafted when television was in its infancy and the studios convinced them they didn't need a share of television viewings. Only the very few, like William ("Hoppalong Cassidy") Boyd and Johnny Weissmuller, who suspected what the future would bring, managed to profit from the new medium. Most of the old studios still make money off their old films while the talent that made them doesn't get a penny.Love ya, babe. Keep up the great work.

  2. Melanie Fletcher says:

    The actors had to deal with breaking the studio "system", and they did it — now it's the writers' turn.And remember, without writers, Hollywood would be saturated with spokesmodels and mimes. Think about that.

  3. Neil in Nashville says:

    I support the writers strike. But, it breaks my heart that so many other livelihoods are effected. Just today I read that the crew of The Office was laid off. This will happen to many other popular shows. It's crazy to think about these low level workers being without income so close to the holidays when the producers are making obscene amounts of filthy lucre. And when the shows go into reruns, the writers will still receive residuals, but the crew will not. Still, I hope the writers stick to their guns until they can iron out a fair compensation package. They are the lifeblood of TV shows and movies. The executives are the leaches. Why can't they funnel some of their coke and hooker money back to the workers? It's only fair.

  4. Joe in Philly says:

    This is going to lead to more "reality" television. Some people think that's good news. They would be wrong. I want to know why people who write for those "reality" shows aren't part of the union. Without all the manipulation and plotting and scripting, you'd have REAL reality TV, and most of it would bore you to death.