Martha Thomases: Finding The Big Apple

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. bill says:

    Attributing neighborhood growth and gentrification to artists and gay people is not an over simplification, it is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    Great column, Martha. SO agree with you about 8th Street…and what’s happened in Brooklyn is ridiculous!

    The same thing is happening down the shore in Jersey, in Asbury Park. The place has been a ghost town and a real blight–heavy drugs, gang violence, y’know. About 5 years ago the gay community started to move in (great real estate prices) as the beach are started to get refurbished…or maybe it’s the other way around? I think the thing with the gay community, at least traditionally, is that they were considered DINKS (double income, no kids), so there was money to spare, and real estate agents sought them out because of the money available to invest.

    Of course this is a lot of generalization, and so many gay couples are adopting these days, so they aren’t DINKS anymove, but still, the end result is that.Asbury Park is rebounding and booming.

    Alix and Jeff even took the baby down there this summer for a day on the beach!