Martha Thomases: Love Your Friendly Neighborhood Comics Shop

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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2 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    My “local comic shop” is twenty-odd miles away.

    With gas prices and a mini-van that gets maybe 20MPG on the open road (which, admittedly, most of the distance is) i can’t afford to go there very often.

  2. Jen Krueger says:

    One of the great things about the last time I moved apartments is that it put me within walking distance of a great comic book shop. Living in LA, I never expect to be able to walk anywhere! But I digress.

    I’m with you completely. When I walk into a comic book shop and browse, I always seem to find OGN gems I don’t think I’d ever stumble on in a bookstore.