Martha Thomases Is Outraged!

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. Mindy Newell says:

    Long ago, back when you and I were working at DC, Martha, (also when I was at Marvel), I said that the comics industry was a microcosm of the Hollywood industry. Now I have to amend that.

    The comics industry is a MACROcosm of Hollywood.

    As I posted on THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN BLOGGERS, I am so totally DISGUSTED!

  2. remssr says:

    if you want to see the “marketing Vs editorial” war being played out go to and view the strip Jane’s World.
    it isn’t taking longer to go thru my weekly stacks because as I mature the stack is getting smaller, and I have dc to thank for some of that shrinkage. sometimes shrinkage is ok.

  3. Joel Ivy says:

    I agree they are a mess. Have been since the “New 52” launch. Not old enough to have been reading as long as Martha Thomas. So I took no pride in canceling all my new 52 subs. Only kept Arrow and batman beyond (tv tie in and looks like old continuity to me). They lost me the way they were handling Legion. Then I saw what they’ve done to Lobo. That was all she wrote……. If and when they get their heads out of their proverbial a$$es maybe I’ll look again……. until then fixed income means no room to waste money wate material.

  4. mike weber says:

    I read the first month or two of the original “New 52” books and basically stopped reading comics … Marvel had already managed to pretty turn me off even before DC did.

    Now i get my comics fix from webcomics, mostly, like Wapsi Square, El Goonish Shive, Girl Genius, Widdershins and Gunnerkrigg Court, to mention a few – any and all of which would reward a quick google to find them.