MIKE GOLD: Comic Conned-Out

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, www.getthepointradio.com and on iNetRadio, www.iNetRadio.com (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check www.getthepointradio.com above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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10 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    Biggest change since my last round of comics shows: very few antique toy displays, replaced by anime figures. This is probably a response to what the market wants, but I miss my lenticulars, the mint-condition packages of Quisp and Quake, and Man from U.N.C.L.E. lunch boxes.

  2. Elayne Riggs says:

    Some great name-dropping here, Mike! Good to know Mindy Newell and Len Strazewski are still both doing well. I haven't seen Mindy in ages, and miss her comics writing a lot. Same with Len, who used to be one of my "lunch buddies" back when I worked in the East Village and he lived there.

  3. Mark Behar says:

    "Italian beef goo"?

    • Mike Gold says:

      When it comes to the real stuff (there's a lot of phoney Italian beef out there), I suspect only those who know the difference between Mister Beef and Vienna Beef would get the point. That's okay; we're a large cult. Large in more than one way, in fact.

  4. Christopher Moonligh says:

    “The comics ghetto!” is what my friend Frank Kane and I have been calling the comics section at Borders and B&N for years. Hey, it worked for Elvis.

  5. Alan Coil says:

    I was in Chicago for Friday and half of Saturday and only saw 1 ComicsMix shirt. Perhaps the next iteration of the shirt could have the logo on the back also, or maybe they do and I am just blind..Thankfully, the Adam Strange guy was physically fit. The Plastic Man I saw ….I'd like to hear the story of the "Furries Explanation". Perhaps you could get 3 columns from it: 1 each from the perspective of the observer, the explainer, and the explainee. I just know Michael Davis had some strange comments, either out loud or in his head.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Yeah, I saw that Plastic Man guy. He reminded me of the Kurtzman/Heath Mad parody — the Milky Way bar left on the radiator a bit too long.As for the "furries explanation," I'll leave that to Adriane or Michael. And maybe for an X-rated premium service. But Michael did have some strange comments which he voiced out loud. He might have THOUGHT those comments were in his head…

    • Adriane Nash says:

      I've been lobbying for logo-on-the back shirts for quite a time now…

  6. Adriane Nash says:

    I think the sad part of the 'comics ghetto' at SDCC was more the ghost town of the comcis dealers tables over the publishers booths.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Sadder still, a few of those few dealers told me they didn't do very well, at least as of Saturday night (Sundays often have a bit of a surge). One guy told me "This is no longer a great place to sell comics." His opinion; we'll see how many of them return next year.