MARTHA THOMASES’ Halloween Fantasy

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. Shane Kelly says:

    There are times that make me feel that I'm a really good Dad. Your article Martha triggered it for me. After a day looking for costumes at several different stores, my 12 year old son tells me…

    "You know, I don't get it. I've seen all kinds of cool costumes for boys, but all of the ones for girls are slutty. All of them, even the ones for little bitty girls. I don't get it. It's not fair, and it's just not cool. Why can't they make really cool costumes for girls that don't make them look so nasty."

    You can't tell over the computer, but I am beaming with pride. He nutshelled it perfectly. I know that when it comes to my daughters in the future, my wife and I will be going the "home made" route.

    BTW… When you wrote, "I have yet to see a costume for a little girl with built-in cleavage." you realize that now that it's out there someone's going to do it, unless you TM it ASAP :-)

    • Martha Thomases says:

      You raised a good kid.

      For some of us feminist parents, our kids have been close friends with kids of the opposite gender their whole lives. And they see these friends as fully rounded people, not just a torso with genitals and other sexual characteristics.

      And our kids will change the world. Yay!