Martha Thomases: Respect!

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. John Ostrander says:

    Well said!

  2. Shane Kelly says:

    Absolutely well sell said, Martha.

  3. Cliven says:

    Age-ism is rampant in the job market. My uncle cannot get a job to save his life, and he works in I.T.

    Experience is a must! Unless, of course, it comes with a a few wrinkles, and actual life experience. Then it’s uncool. Perhaps there’s some sort of belief that older writers w/n connect with a young readership. IMO, any reader too young to “get it” won’t really notice the difference (and will buy anyway), and any reader old enough to see the difference will appreciate having an actual writer with non-flat characters.

    There is a reason I rarely pick up any comic with someone in a cape; maybe having a few more seasoned writers would reverse that trend.