Martha Thomases: Heroes and Big Hair

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. John Ostrander says:

    You know GET CRAZY?! That’s one of my face movies of all time. I first saw it along with Tim Truman and we didn’t know if we were just too tired from a Con or what but we loved it. Lou Reed playing a Bob Dylan type character. Gotta love it for that alone!

    Oh, and the rest of the column was real cool, too. I’m just amazed when i run into another person who knows GET CRAZY!

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Loved it for years. Have taken dozens of people to see it. Lead group sing-alongs of “It’s Late for the Show.”

  2. mike weber says:

    Wanna know a sad thing? Director Alan Arkush says that there will never be – can never be – a DVD edition because the original sound elements have been lost.

    This video was shot at about the same time by Arkush on the same set – you may see someone you know from the film…

    And here’s a “Making of” featurette, with interviews (and cruddy video.

    And here’s my review of the film