Martha Thomases Sees Super Bowl Spots

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. Mindy Newell says:

    The one thing the funny, yet serious, ad about self-examination of breast doesn’t mention is that men get breast cancer, too.

    As for the Super Bowl ads this year, my favorite was (is?) the Budweiser Clydesdale colt story (which is a riff on WAR HORSE), not only because it tells an emotional, simple story, but because I love horses. The Clydesdale ads have always been outstanding, imho.

    Still, none of the ads this year matched the best of the past, including the Mean Joe Green Coke commercial and the Nike commercial in which Larry Byrd and (was it?) Michael Jordan challenged each other to increasingly difficult hoops. And of course none of them started a trend, such as the WHAS UPPPPP commercial.

    And I thought the GO DADDY ad was especially cruel.

  2. George Haberberger says:

    I thought the funniest one was the Oreos commercial where everyone breaks into a big fight over what is the better part of the Oreo, the cookie or the cream, and yet still continue to whisper, because, you know, they’re in a library.

  3. mike weber says:

    I liked the “Coke Race” – mostly because it reminded me of the desert sequence in the Monkees’ movie “HEAD”…