Martha Thomases: Comic Books For Everyone!

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. George Haberberger says:

    Martha said in reference to another relaunch: “On the one hand, I’m sick of this. ”

    You and me both. I am buying fewer comics these days than I have since I was ten.

    “And a lot of people who like comic book characters… are intimidated by comic book stores. All they know is what they see on The Simpsons or The Big Bang Theory. They might enjoy comics, but they need a safe way to sample them.”

    I don’t understand what is intimidating about how comic book stores are portrayed on The Big Bang Theory. Stuart is not intimidating. He’s actually kind of pathetic.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      If you watch the set when girls enter the store, you see them getting stared at in ways that are most unpleasant.