Baby, It’s Cold Outside, 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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12 Responses

  1. John Tebbel says:

    'Tis true. 'Tis pity. And pity 'tis, 'tis true. Or words to that effect, I'm so sure.

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    I'm laying off DVD sales until the strike is over.

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    Times like this I'm glad I'm living with a permanent European tourist. :) I actually like the fact that Chanukah comes during my celebratory week (starting with my birthday, then our anniversary two days later, then Robin's birthday) this year rather than at Christmas and Boxing Day.More and more I'm finding I prefer to "wait for the collection" with comics just as I "wait for the DVD" with movies and "wait for the paperback" with books. That said, I probably still find I have far more serialized magazines than collections.

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      Elayne, I know the birthdays of two of my cats and they're in the same week as mine. So I just assigned the other cat a birthday in there and we have birthday week.

  4. Patrick says:

    Stupid tourists! Don't they know half the fun is playing chicken with the taxi drivers? :-)

  5. Joe in Philly says:

    I can't imagine why anyone would curse at Countdown…

  6. Alan Coil says:

    I, too, am enjoying the weekly comic book.I think the official reason Diamond offered for the comics coming out on Thursday was that UPS couldn't promise delivery to all comics stores across the country on the regular Wednesday delivery day, so they delayed it to be fair to all. I don't believe that because I think they were just letting the Canadians get theirs on time as a make-up gesture for the prices as marked for Canada being too high. ;) Canadian prices seem to be 21% higher than US prices even though the dollar exchange is actually favorable to Canada for the first time in 30 years.

  7. Alan Coil says:

    I suppose the tourists are to you as the farmers are to me out here in small town America. A green light means approach the intersection cautiously, then ride the brake in case the light turns yellow so you have time to stop.I think most of them have DNA from Iowa.

  8. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Now, we strongly suggest that tourists follow the lights (and cross at corners) in my city's Old Town. It's not Williamsburg and they're crossing a main state route.

  9. Martha Thomases says:

    It's not that I'm anti-tourist. I'm not, really. I enjoy being a tourist, and seeking out new places. However, when I do, I try to blend in and not attract attention to my tourististness. For example, in San Diego, I do stop on the sidewalk when the signal says, "Don't Walk."

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      We're sufficiently worried about tourists that in the Old Town section, on the main route, there are lights in the asphalt that flash when someone is standing on the corner. They're to warn the drivers to slow down.

  10. Michael Davis says:

    ' the Sudanese can flog someone for naming a Teddy Bear Mohammed, I should be able to flog people who don’t walk.'I was going to write a piece about that but I didn't want to sleep with my guns on my bed. I'm a firm believer that people should be able to worship anyway they want but come on! Those kids LOVED that Teddy Bear. That’s why THEY named it Mohammed. OUT OF LOVE! For doing something out of LOVE some wanted this teacher put to death.And these people wonder why they are looked upon as fanatics.