Martha Thomases: We’re Back In The Sixties Again

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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4 Responses

  1. It was Maggie Thompson in CBG (possibly TBG) who said the Golden Age of comics was fourteen. I always liked that number because I felt that was the age in which one began to truly understand the real world while still being open to the sense of wonder of childhood. Two very different ‘realities’ could still be welded together in one mind. Or maybe you just matured seven years earlier than I did.

  2. mike weber says:

    Well, as to MAD – by 1960, it wasn’t, but initially, it was a comic too.