Martha Gets a Makeover
This is a character that I feel bad that I know very little about. I saw her books (by Frank Miller) but never got around to reading them. I think in my defense I can say that the comic shop I went to didn't order lots of comics by Dark Horse when they were starting out. It was mainly Marvel, DC and Image. Now that Martha's story is being collected, perhaps now will be the time for me to sit down and get to know her.
Are there any Martha fans out there? What can you tell me about her?
Martha Washington is the twenty-first century freedom fighter created by comic book megastars Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen).
A masterpiece nearly twenty years in the making, The Life and Times of Martha Washington is an archival, oversized hardcover volume with slipcase containing over 600 pages and the complete life story of this remarkable character.
Collecting meticulously remastered versions of every Martha Washington story and featuring an extensive behind-the-scenes section, this is the ultimate edition of a modern comics epic crafted by two of the medium’s greatest living masters.
Our story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption. Her fight will take her far, from the frontlines of the second American Civil War, to the cold, unforgiving reaches of space. She will be called a hero, a traitor, and nearly everything in between, but all along the way, her courage, her integrity, and her unwavering commitment to that most valuable of rights—liberty—will inspire a movement that will never surrender.
“I know there are people that have been waiting for her to come back,” says Frank Miller about his beloved character Martha.
“She really lives her life in the best way she can,” explains Gibbons, “which is a heroism of a more truthful kind.”
The Life and Times of Martha Washington hits shelves in the summer of 2009.