Martha Thomases: Las Vegas vs. San Diego

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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10 Responses

  1. George Haberberger says:

    I’ve never been to Comic-Con or Las Vegas but I’ve been to New York 3 times in the last 7 years. Had a wonderful experience each time and didn’t encounter any rude people. Maybe New Yorkers are just rude to each other but nice to tourists.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Actually, in my experience, New Yorkers are not actually rude, just impatient. We are happy to help a stranger, but we do not necessarily have time to chat.

      • mike weber says:

        Old joke:
        “Excuse me – can you tell me the way to the Chrysler Building or should I go fuck myself?”

        • Mike Gold says:

          In the immortal words of the great, still-living Rip Torn: “I can do both.”

    • Mike Gold says:

      Yep. New Yorkers know where their bread is coming from. Some tourists think New Yorkers talk funny (they do) and fast (they do) and walk like steamrollers doing down an iced hill (they do that too), but if you get a quiet moment, they’re fascinating to observe.

      You coming to this year’s NY Comicon?

  2. Brant says:

    Doesn’t it seem a little unfair to compare San Diego during what is arguably its busiest weekend to a Las Vegas summer (read: slow) weekend?

    • Martha Thomases says:

      You may be right. However ….

      The World Series of Poker was in town. That drew a bunch of people, especially high rollers, whom one would think would clog restaurants, stores and shows. And summer is when people have vacations.

  3. Martha, I really enjoyed your article. Posted it on our Group page

  4. Mindy Newell says:

    I was going to defend New Yorkers, but everybody here did it for me! :-)

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