Martha Thomases: Sex

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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8 Responses

  1. Ed says:

    There is an awesome sci-fi compilation called ‘Alien Sex’. Oddly enough, it contains a reprint of the fabulous essay ‘Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex’.

    While reading this article I had one disturbing idea (alien chicks with ovipositors) and one awesome idea (Plastic Surgeon to the Heroes). I blame you for both ;-)

  2. Jeremiah Avery says:

    Martha, your comments about how the organs and pleasure centers are depicted as being located in the same place as humans reminds me of something that Raj on “The Big Bang Theory” commented on. He wondered the same thing and said how come no one on “Star Trek” ever said to Kirk, “hey, do you mind getting that out of my nose?”

  3. Melanie Fletcher says:

    I like the idea of milting — an alien sneezes on you, then shows up shamefacedly at your family’s door the next morning, dowry in hand. And I remember one movie where these childlike aliens stared at a kissing couple — turns out oral contact was how they had sex.

  4. John Ostrander says:

    People not reading Martha Thomases?! Shameful! I do every week.

    i’m keeping this column in time next time we do a GRIMJACK story (whenever that may be). Cynosure should have a interesting variety of bordellos.

  5. Jonathan (the other one) says:

    Well, there was one episode of “Enterprise” where Cmdr. Tucker found out, to his chagrin, that one humanoid species they’d just encountered had sex by holding hands – and the male of the species bore the children. Trip was pregnant!

  6. Peter David says:

    Doesn’t pretty much any story with Lois Lane and Clark Kent qualify?