I Lost It at the Movies, 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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12 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    Well, look at his Mom.She's pretty amazing.The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!Happy Mother's Day, baby.Kissnoise.

  2. John Tebbel says:

    And what unknown force draws the Tebb-el men, generation after generation, to the City of the Angels?The Power of Hoodoo? The lonesome whistle of the Carolwood Pacific? The Three of Clubs?He did get a place close to the subway.

  3. Gregg Primm says:

    Beautiful column, Martha. Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Melanie Fletcher says:

    What a lovely tribute for a smart, talented and all-around kickass son. May his career go gangbusters in LaLa Land!

  5. Anonymous says:

    If he's like he's mother, he's a rare gem.And I'm going to use this:Movies and comics gave us a way to talk about the world and what we do in it. We can imagine ourselves in other circumstances, and see things from someone else’s point of view.In my classes.

  6. Elisa Thomases says:

    Good column Martha. Then again I could be partial being the sister. Hey being on the west coast isn't too bad. Remember your sister lives there up in Washington.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Los Angeles is pretty far away from Seattle. It will, however, be easier for you to call him without waking him up.

  7. Rick Parker says:

    Reading this reminded me of how wonderful it used to be to go to the movies with my own mother. Thanks for putting your feelings down on paper, or pixels, I mean. I'm glad I got to meet him in New York at the ComicCon. Now I can say I knew him before he was famous.

  8. VinnyC says:

    ''I’ll have to see The Dark Knight without him.'' sniff…..ring ring ring. Hello, Mom?

  9. Liz Glass says:

    Great column, Martha! Happy Mother's Day from Lillian (and the rest of the Baker crew).

  10. Rick Taylor says:

    Martha, you're one of the few Moms who got to share your love of comics with your son and watch him take it to his own level.You're so lucky.I was fortunate enough for my Mom to understand enough to just plain let me go.Years later when visiting me at my job at DC she seemed satisfied enough that I had found 'other kids just like me to play with' that things were going to be OK.Thanks for you love, Mom and I miss you. Save a place for me.Martha, you're and awesome person and you raised your son right.Love,Rick

  11. Joe in Philly says:

    What a fantastic column. Happy Mother's Day! And best wishes to your son on his big move!