MARTHA THOMASES: Superhero Fashion Inaction

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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3 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Nice column, Martha. Posted it to my Facebook page. Also posted the other columns.

    Yet DC wants more women writers…..yet, and this is purely a pissed-off, personal note, nobody’s calling me! ‘Cause don’cha know that Gail was the first woman writer on Wonder Woman? (Even though Gail has done her best to deny that, god bless her!)

  2. All good points Martha. Tomorrow my column lampoons some ladies in comics. Mike thinks you might want to fight me after reading it. The artist for the Outlaws is obviously targeting 13 year olds. Does it make sense? Heck no. I can count on half a hand the number of female superheros who have any semblance of appropriate or even believable dress. Sexiness to me is more a matter of characterization then cheesecake.