MARTHA THOMASES: I’m Dreaming of… Paul Levitz?

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. Russ Rogers says:

    I’ve had that dream! But not with Comics and Paul Levitz. And I’m in my underwear. So, I guess it’s not this dream after all. Nice column though, Martha!

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    What a great column, Martha!!!! And you know it’s a dream because Paul isn’t the one in charge anymore! As you know, of course!!!!

  3. Martha Thomases says:

    @Mindy: None of my dreams ever happen in the present. I’m never living in my current apartment, for example, and often both my parents are there.

  4. Howard Cruse says:

    Hey, are you back at ComicMix now? And what’s with the separate Facebook and non-Facebook comment chains?

  5. Martha Thomases says:

    @Howard: beats me. Also, I don’t know where the Facebook comments show up on Facebook. I need to rent a teenager to explain things to me.

  6. I once called Paul Levitz at his house when I was 18. I asked him for a job at DC. He was cordial, and said he couldn’t give me one. Then he asked me how I got his number. “Well, there’s only so many P Levitz listings in the white pages of new york…” … “What’s your name again?”