The Sweet Smell of Rot, 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. Johanna Hall says:

    ON a morning when I am suiting up to go out and shovel the snow from steps and porches, this beautifully written column matches my mood. thanks Martha! Seed packets lie waiting in a dark cupboard, small flower buds have appeared on my bedroom camellia… Spring feels too far away, but you just brought it nearer. Isn't it interesting how we humans count on the slowly turning seasons? Anticipation, yes.

  2. John Tebbel says:

    I can report that Burpee and UPS have had electronic congress in regarding our order. Can the birds and bees be far behind?

  3. Joe in Philly says:

    For me, it's already spring. It became spring when baseball players reported for spring training. No matter that we had 3 or 4 inches of snow yesterday. Happy spring!

  4. Marilee J. Layman says:

    Maybe you'd like to join Project BudBurst:

    • Martha Thomases says:

      That looks entirely too depressing. When I was growing up in Ohio, there was a magnolia tree in our backyard that always bloomed on my birthday. In New York, the magnolias bloom two or three weeks earlier, making me feel old. And, with the warm weather, they look about to burst now.

  5. Walt says:

    Countdown is a mess, but because I'm as big a DC boy as your are a DC girl, I need to stick it out until the end. It's amazing to me just how off target a series can be. Countdown was full of good intentions and you know how that old saying goes.I've always loved winter, what with it being dark from 4:30 in the afternoon on, but for some reason, this year it's killing me. I need the temp to rise, for the sun to stay out longer and to get out of the house. I think being a fan of winter has finally passed for me.