The Look of Love, 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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9 Responses

  1. John Tebbel says:

    Having a wonderful time, glad you've been here. Love, Husband Boy.

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    Martha,As always, you've hit the nail on the head.Why aren't comics telling these kind of stories?Remember what a hit The New Teen Titans 'Day In The Life' issue was?Let's stop telling the 'dead super-hero of the crossover' and the 'kill the spouse violently' story and occasionally show the human, caring side of the characters.Stop breaking up the relationships and maybe showing the strength of the attractions and why they work.Can all the people in comics have such a negative opinion of these things?Are their relationships that bad?Do they HAVE relationships?It's such an opportunity to influence and mold their readership instead of pandering to the video game 'destroy everything' mentality.Just a suggestion.

  3. Tony Isabella says:

    I remember being told by an insufferable toad of an editor that, if I were to reunite a character and his ex-wife, the only possible things I could do with the story would be to have her kidnapped and/or killed. Stupid, stupid editor creatures.

  4. Elayne Riggs says:

    I know for a fact that many of these editors are married to wonderful, interesting people whom they consider their equals. I want to see more fun couple stories too! Where's the superhero equivalent of Nick and Nora Charles? Oh wait, that was Ralph and Sue Dibny, wasn't it? Damn it…

  5. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, and DC had to go and kill them off…twice!It's beginning to look like Wiccan and Hulkling have the healthiest relationship in comics…but then, they haven't gotten their turn in the new Young Avengers series, so goddess knows what they'll do to them.

  6. Patrick says:

    30 years since your first nookie! Congrats! I feel like it's been 30 years since my last nookie!

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Not my first ever, but my first with my sweetie. You're cute, Patrick. I'm sure you'll find someone.