Martha Thomases: Common Sense Comics Decisions

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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  1. mike weber says:

    Intel has been pushed into pulling its ads from Gamasutra by the #gamergate crew.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      This is a little more diffuse. I’m not sure that pressuring companies to pull their ads from DC Comics is on target for this particular gripe. Maybe boycott Wal-Mart for selling the damn things?

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    When Alix was in middle school she wanted to try out for cheerleading–this was just before cheerleading became a cross between gymnastics and Cirque de Soleil. It was still in the rah-rah stage. Anyway, I wasn’t happy about that, and I asked her why she didn’t want to be the one people were cheering FOR.

    She ended up being on the high school tennis team (All-County!) and the swim team, and won lots of medals and went to Nationals three times with the swim team.

    Of course, she still complains that I didn’t let her try out for cheerleading. :-)