MARTHA THOMASES: Comics, Quality and Obscenity

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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  1. Jonathan (the other one) says:

    I liked the Death of Superman. We all knew it wouldn’t be permanent, but I like the fact that it was specified that the method used to resurrect him would never work again, so it wouldn’t become a frequent event (like an X-Death, or something). I was a little shaky about the idea of combining human and Kryptonian DNA to make Connor (especially considering that part of the problem with cloning Kal-El was said to be the three-stranded structure of a Kryptonian DNA molecule; humans use two), but I shrugged and let them get away with it, because the character was frequently interesting.

    I have hopes for the New 52, although those hopes would be higher if they’d rebooted [i]everybody’s[/i] stories (it would have made an excellent chance to clean up the rather convoluted continuity of the Green Lantern(s)), and I’m made less certain by the inclusion of the Authority, whose universe always seemed to serve more as a deconstruction of DC than an homage to it. OTOH, at least now they can straighten out Supes and Hawkman… :)