MARTHA THOMASES: To Kill a Mockingbird, Mein Kampf, 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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  1. Jeremiah Avery says:

    California banning “The Grapes of Wrath” for decades due to pressure from the owners of the fields was egregious.

    The irony is when “Farenheit 451” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four” were put on banned book lists. Talk about validating the points in those books.

  2. George Haberberger says:

    When I was in high school we read Catcher in the Rye in American Literature class.
    Our teacher, Sister Mary Michael, said if any of our parents had a problem with this book they could come and talk to her. But it wouldn’t make any difference.
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  3. Jess Willey says:

    Is my all-time favorite book- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn still on the list?

  4. yeah right says:

    “The idea that someone is objecting to To Kill a Mockingbird because of “racism” is ludicrous. It’s a story about racism, how it affects people of all races in a community.”

    a recent example of this totally bizarre ludicrous kneejerk reaction is found in the story “Jewish Professor Accused of Antisemitism by Student Who Doesn’t Listen”:

    And as an example of an unacceptable and dangerous opinion, The Toronto Star reports, he said “All Jews should be sterilized.”

    Well! Twenty two year-old Sarah Grunfeld, a student with poor listening skills, was not about to stand for whatever it is he just said! She stormed out of class and informed a campus Jewish group that Professor Johnston was a rabid anti-Semite. Predictable outrages ensued! And Johnston has spent all week now explaining that he actually said the opposite of what Grunfeld thought he said. Sadly, Sarah Grunfeld is this kind of person:

    Grunfeld said Tuesday she may have misunderstood the context and intent of Johnston’s remarks, but that fact is insignificant.

    “The words, ‘Jews should be sterilized’ still came out of his mouth, so regardless of the context I still think that’s pretty serious.”

    Grunfeld also expressed skepticism that Johnston was in fact Jewish.

    Asked directly by a reporter whether she believes Johnston is lying, she was unclear.

    “Whether he is or is not, no one will know,” she said. “. . . Maybe he thought because he is Jewish he can talk smack about other Jews.”

    The bigger fools are the AIPAC-cronies who believed her, but anyway.