Wizard Entertainment HQ For Sale: Comics Not Included

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. Anonymous says:

    Didn't Rich Johnston report they had halfamillion in debt last year? Got to pay their credit cards!!! LOL

  2. Anonymous says:

    i smell crossgen

  3. Alan Coil says:

    Just looking at that one picture tells a big story. You don't need a building 20 feet tall (or taller) if your product is stored on pallets. This height also affects heating costs. Notice that the guy is wearing short sleeves. Either this picture was taken in summer, or they are keeping the building way too warm. Storing product on pallets is cheaper than using shelves, but it is also a space waster. Notice that there are 4 truck delivery doors. I can't imagine they would need that many; 2 maybe.From just that one picture, I can see many inefficiencies that are wasting money. I'd let Wizard hire me to help them with their inefficiency, but I understand they don't listen to their employees anyway, so why waste my time?

  4. Richard Pachter says:

    Original reporting!Way to go, Marfa.You go, woman!!

  5. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Wizard was just starting out when I was running Comicfest; I even wrote for a few early issues. I got the job running the show at the suggestion of Wizard's then EIC Patrick Daniel O'Neill. Indeed, Gareb Shamus and my boss David Greenhill knew each other, and their offices were not terribly far from each other. After the show, Gareb tried to buy the Comicfest name from David, and when that fell through, he just bought the Chicago Comiccon from Gary Colabuono (I know I spelled that wrong) a year or two later.While I'm not dissatisfied with my life as it stands, I do occasionally wonder how different it would have been if I'd stayed in the industry and taken Gary's offer to become his marketing manager, a position later filled by Larry Marder. I'd probably be a lot hungrier, and more nervous.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The building has been sold now, after "only" two years… Check out the Rockland County Clerk's online records for some interesting details. Looks like the bank had started foreclosure earlier in 2010.