Diamond Dogs, 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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9 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    I also like the way Robinson invests his characters with charming quirks. On the other hand, his writing can be fairly predictable. To this day I remember intoning, while reading the first page of practically every issue of Starman, "of course you know it's ALL going to change…" Overuse of certain writing crutches, or leaving an indelible impression? You be the judge! He seems to be a pretty nice guy, though. I'm looking forward to reading those issues of Superman, but at present I'm about 4-5 months behind in my DC comics reading.

  2. John Tebbel says:

    Dogs are so cool, it's a wonder people ever caught on.

  3. Pat Gaik says:

    Another swell article! Keep it up!

  4. Rick Taylor says:

    It's about time there were stories for people who get the concept of being a 'pet parent'.

    • mike weber says:

      The downside of being a pet parent is, as i said on Usenet some years ago, thinking back to The Dummy (one of the smartest cats it's been my privilege to share quarters with, who stepped on a rainbow at age nineteen, thirteen years ago, and is still mourned):"They give us so much, and they don't ask for much in return…"Just a piece of your soul."

      • Rick Taylor says:

        A piece of my soul my dog Dolly can have.The sad thing is I'll probably outlive her.

  5. Howard Cruse says:

    But has Krypto been spayed, and if so, who provided the surgical implements? Enquiring minds want to know.

  6. Joe in Philly says:

    I love that Krypto was featured but I wasn't thrilled that they gave him "dialogue" — and I felt Superman's dialogue — both the narrative boxes at the beginning and his "Can you hear me, Metropolis?" rant at the end — were way off.

  7. Neil in Nashville says:

    Martha, again, another stellar column.