Martha Thomases Plays With Toys

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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3 Responses

  1. I’ve never had any issue with toys made for cartoons, just with LOUSY toys made for LOUSY cartoons. There’s been plenty of those.

    The Kid only has space in her heart for Sonic the Hedgehog, anyway.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Your kid, your rules. John and I thought it important to have standards in our boy’s introduction to the arts, and we were VERY SERIOUS about animation.

      Maybe too much so. In any case, he knew we were paying attention.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    When Alix’s3rd birthday was coming up, I went out and bought her the full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon–even though it was for me! LOL! No, actually, she “grew” into it, and kept it for years and years until it finally fell apart. (Too bad for the collector market, right?)

    I have a wall shelf in my foyer, and on it are toys–excuse me, action figures–of Buffy, Giles, Angel, Darla, Superman and Lois, Supergirl (the original), Mon-el, a bunch of STAR TREK figures from TOS and TNG, King Kong, Robbie the Robot…

    I’ve had delivery people comment on them–y’know, pizza guys, the FEDEX guy, the UPS guy, the kid who delivers from my local pharmacy…

    Great column, Martha!