What are you doing New Years Eve? 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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10 Responses

  1. John Tebbel says:

    *May the producers get with the 21st century, set up proper incentives, and end the strike. Happy, successful partners are the sign of a well run business. You can't get there alone.

  2. Patrick says:

    Happiest of New Years, pet!Pat

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    Martha,New Years day was my friend Kevin's birthday. Since his passing 11 years ago I just pass on the eve festivities and spend the day doing something in his honor.Glad I have friendship such as yours.Hugz,Rick

  4. mike weber says:

    Regarding male artiusts drawing female characters: "Most young men would die before admitting they'd never seen a naked woman. COmic artists brag about it."I recently rented "Double Dare", a documentary about stunt women, which concentrates on Jeannie Epper, who was Lynda Carter's double for "Wonder Woman", and Zoe Bell, who was Lucy Lawless's double on "Xena" (and cracked some vertabrae doubling for Uma Thurman on "Kill Bill"). Stunt women have to do everything stunt men do, and, in Epper and Bell's cases, it without pads because of the costumes. (Imagine doing stunts in Xena's costume.) Eppes says that at least for the second season of "Wonder Woman" they were able to convince the producers to give the character flat-heeled boots…

  5. Melanie Fletcher says:

    Oh HELL yes — I would love to see at least one artist lug around a set of DDs for a week and see how well he fights in them. I fence with DDs and I've taken sword thrusts in the ta-tas — it hurts. And don't even get me started on high-heeled superheroines — you can't run in those frigging things, much less fight. I remember being at a dance tryout for a local community theater production and one poor dear tried to do high kicks in stiletto heels — they had to call an ambulance when she broke her ankle (and yes, I know about strippers. Take a good look at their shoes — the smart ones dance in a nice chunky heel).As for resolutions, I resolve to upload the Winter 08 issue of Helix SF on time tomorrow evening, finish editing the two completed novels and send them off, complete the half-finished novel, find a job that doesn't completely make me foam at the mouth in frustration and lose oodles of weight before my 25th high school reunion.And nap. I must remember to nap.