We Are Family, 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. Howard Cruse says:

    Smooches to you and John and Authur from your gay relations up here in the Bershires. Talk about choosing who's in your family without any help from either bloodlines or marriage licenses (except here in Massachusetts—hee hee). We gay folk are past masters at making families out of found materials.Say, how 'bout that snow on Thursday? How 'bout the even nastier snow that's on its way?Happy holidays!

  2. Patrick says:

    "Chosen Family" – what a terrific term! Pat

  3. LCM says:

    Martha, darling! Fabulous column, sweetie – and yes, happy holidays. Mumsey and I are decking more than halls of course – the Marcels are out "collecting" decorations whilst Mumsey works furiously at the Singer Sewing Machine (our heirloom) preparing suitably glamorous ensembles for all the seasonal galas. We'll do up a set of super-sparkle hotpants for you, sweetie and you can join us in the corner booth this Saturday evening at the Boom Boom Room!Sending Love, Toasting AllLCM

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Darling,No one wants to see my thighs in hotpants, even with the sequins to distract them.

  4. John Tebbel says:

    Takes guts to make choices, family chief among them. You go, wife girl. Lead on. From John Tebb-El, lost son of Krypton.

  5. Rick Taylor says:

    Big hugz, baby.You're special to me, too.Here's hoping your season is bright.Love!