MARTHA THOMASES: Of Soap and Comic Books

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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2 Responses

  1. Spike says:

    You may not have known it, Martha, but you picked up on the DNA comics and soaps share. Their roots are both in early 20th century when newspapers and radio stations wanted continuing, connected content. As someone who studies soaps I’ve run across that connection a few times researching history.

  2. Martha Thomases says:

    Thanks, Spike. I’m a big fan of your mother’s. Also, Charles Dickens.