Martha Thomases, Don Draper & John Constantine

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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8 Responses

  1. Mindy Newell says:

    Martha, I also think it’s interesting that the ad has Don walking away from the STOP sign and against the direction the traffic arrow is pointing.

    Can’t wait!

    And unlike many fans, I LOVE Megan, and Betty simply annoys me.

  2. Martha Thomases says:

    Mindy, I love them both. But Sally is my favorite.

  3. George Haberberger says:

    I’m psyched for the new season. I don’t think think there will be a time jump of any significance. In was 1967 and there is to be another season after this one which would mean this season should be 1968 and the last season 1969. Weiner has said that Mad Men is tied to the 60s.

    Draper is my favorite it that is not too mundane. I though that when they started their own agency that Sal would be hired back, but apparently that will not happen.

  4. George Haberberger says:

    Who ever posts Martha’s column and, I presume, writes the headline, need to change Dan to Don.

  5. mike weber says:

    * sigh *

    I know nothing about Mad Men except that it’s a teevee series about advertising people, set at some time in the past.

    Nor do i care.

    And i literally would not recognise Jon Hamm if he walked up to me in the street.

    So, for me, that ad for the show is as useless as the comic ad that you are taking to task.

    • mike weber says:

      I will say that i’d very likely feel somewhat at home watching the show – if it’s at all accurate in its setting – since i literally grew up in and around the advertising business.

  6. Martha Thomases says:

    Mike, I thi k there is still more tension and drama in the Mad Men poster. But that’s an opinion, not a fact.