Obama-Palooza, 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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15 Responses

  1. Rick Taylor says:

    Whatever results these methods may produce, we can’t possibly end up with a worse candidate than Joe Lieberman. Or Dan Quayle!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The fact that Andrea Boccelli was Lieberman's favorite singer should have disqualified him from ever holding public office. I'm betting if he were a comics fan he would have found DC's Countdown compelling story telling.Frank the other Miller

    • Martha Thomases says:

      You'll always be THE Frank Miller to me. At least when I'm discussing film historians.

  3. Elayne Riggs says:

    You know, I'd feel a lot better about the Democratic party if SuperObama hadn't picked Boring Lad as his VP choice.

    • Rick Taylor says:

      Amen to that.Too safe a choice.It was really anti-climactic.An the MTV texting stunt.THAT sure played to the older, working American.Next week oughtta be fun.SDCC the next generation.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      I like a candidate who takes public transportation. Especially when it's to take care of his own kids.

      • Rick Taylor says:

        When I did the weekly commute to Richmond for work I used to see Biden on Amtrak.That left an impression on me on me, too.

  4. John Tebbel says:

    This campaign is not about entertainment. This is not Pappy O'Daniel and the Light Crust Doughboys. Suck it up and get serious till November. Think the bad guys gave a poop that Dick Cheney looks like ten miles of bad road and can't tell a joke or dance the merengue?

  5. RD Francis says:

    Isn't Biden the one who dropped his bid for the presidency back in the 80's because of a plagiarism incident back in his college days.My son, who'll turn 20 in December, is finally interested in getting his driver's license (don't worry, it'll connect up at the end). He drives pretty well, certainly has all the basics down – and I've told him that.What I've also said is that what's really convinced me he's going to be a good driver has been when he has made a mistake – and has recovered from it. It's how things go when they aren't going perfect that really proves how well you'll drive.Similarly, learning from our past mistakes is more important in the long run than whether we made them or not. Of all the reasons to drop out of an election, to me, this was the silliest. The man showed bad judgment in college. If that disqualified people from holding public office, who'd be qualified?On the flip side, during his first term, I was inclined to give Bush the benefit of the doubt. What finally convinced me that he was not someone I could possibly support in the presidency was when, in the lead-up to the 2004 election, he was asked about mistakes he'd made in office – and he couldn't think of any. Mistakes you don't recognize or admit to are mistakes you can't learn from.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      At least he wasn't stealing from Wikipedia.

    • John Tebbel says:

      No, the "plagiarism," so-called, had to do with a campaign speech that was rhetorically like a speech the UK Labor Party leader had delivered. Seems a quaint little pecadillo lumped up against our murderous regime.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You know, putting a photo of Barber Boy on the post doesn't make it about comics.

  7. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    I for one would watch the candidates sit around a table as one of them gets whalloped by a small model planet as part of the selection process.I haven't checked yet, but I'm sure that smoeone (and whether it's someone for or against Hillary will be the netertaining bit) but someone will start picking apart Hill's speech looking for secret messages. Little digs against Obama, understated comments that should be been glowing praise, all intended to give the impression that she's not "really" for him. A lot of her followers are not going to vote, or will vote for McCain. Short-sighted, the lot of them.