Superman and My Homies, 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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5 Responses

  1. LCM says:

    Martha darling, how perfectly wonderful you are – I adore your columns, sweetie – don't ever change! But if you do, invite me to the rebirthing party and I'll bring my world-famous potato salad.*Love Always,LCMNote: Vodka is potato-based, so this is not technically lying

  2. John Tebbel says:

    We didn't talk a lot about ancestors at home, so it wasn't till I'd spent some time among the sequential artists that it dawned on me–we were the interplanetary secret agents of the House of El, Central Michigan Crystal. I haven't been summoned to get my secrets, yet, but I'll be sure to post when I do.

  3. Rick Taylor says:

    To me it was a sad by when the Byrne continuity said good-bye the Superboy part of the Superman myth.I always loved the Legion. It predates the Teen Titans as comics' answer to the 'decade of the teenager'. But the Titans WERE groovier.I also liked that the Silver Age Superman mythos gave the characters pets. Corny but fun.

  4. Carl Pietrantonio says:

    Wow, you have hit the nail on the head here. Great points made throughout. Not to mention the cover to one of my ALL TIME favorite issues of Superman, not to mention the best story arc of his ever written before Alan Moore's two part epic that you referred to. This is the arc that introduced Beef Bourgignon to the Superman saga. I still re-read that issue once in a great while. Thanks so VERY much for bringing this all back to mind.

  5. Walt says:

    I've fallen a few columns behind, Martha. Grrrr. Anyway, that being said, I couldn't agree more with what you wrote. Your sentiments mirror mine.