Martha Thomases: Oh, Larry Wilmore. We Hardly Knew Ye…

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. Mindy Newell says:

    When I read NY TIMES article, Mike and Martha, my impression was that Comedy Central pulled the plug because TPTB were upset that Willmore was “too serious” (my quotes, not theirs); that instead of getting the “black” Steven Colbert, they got John McLaughlin and his News (Half Hour–I can’t quote it exactly, but the implication was that Wilmore’s panel wasn’t “funny” enough for them.

    The cancelling of his show is an atrocity, im-not-so-ho. It really pisses me off.