Ding-Dong, the Witch is Dead, 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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6 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    No doubt in my mind he wouldn't got the distance.The thought of being president merely appealed to his ego.Like one CNN corespondent said. 'He didn't really campaign. You don't get votes just for showing up'.

  2. Alan Coil says:

    From way out here, it looks like he cleaned up Times Square because it was visible and had a name. It stood for something, therefore, it had to be clean. I had always figured that the sex shops merely moved to another area. But to hear that they moved to residential areas made me think about a friend who went to a resort island and saw that the hotels and entertainment were exquisite, but was told to not go past certain points because it was slums and he might get robbed.In other words, put a pretty face on the part the general public sees; hide the dirt under the carpet.

  3. Melanie Fletcher says:

    I can't honestly believe that Giuliani thought he had a chance — he's probably angling for a cabinet post under McCain.

  4. Howard Cruse says:

    Giuliani's petty mean-spiritedness was epic while mayor. He obviously had P.R. makeover experts working with him during his campaign to help him keep his snarl under wraps and his smile broad until he had the votes he needed. I was amazed that the ploy worked as long as it did and that it was poor campaign strategy, rather than the repellent personality, that apparently did him in.

  5. John Ostrander says:

    A joke I've heard from more than one comic is that Giuliani was the republican front-runner until the rest of the country began to get to know him — as folks in NYC did.