Mighty Marvel MONEY Society

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.

You may also like...

6 Responses

  1. Glenn Hauman says:

    For ten dollars a month, one would hope that you could actually reach the website, too. I've been getting loading errors all day. You'd think the folks behind Spider-Man would be able to build a better web application.

    • Brian Alvey says:

      You'd think the people who published Namor, The Sub-Mariner would know about scale.Don't get me started on Marvel outage puns…Anyway, the site seems to have recovered from its early struggles. Just wait until it gets Slashdotted or Dugg today.

  2. Brian Alvey says:

    They are definitely miles ahead of DC, whose Zuda line is more like an American Idol for web comics. When DC finally does something online with DC characters in it, I'll consider them to have a web comic presence. The closest thing I've seen them do was to put every #1 from their Vertigo line online as PDFs.Our own online comic reader is DRM-free, made purely in JavaScript. No PDFs, no Flash, no downloads. Plus we're open sourcing it.If you need to grow an audience from zero, you lower the barriers to entry. If you own several decades of characters, your legal team probably dictates what you can and cannot do DRM-wise.Again, it's a great first step for Marvel. It's tough for a big company with billions in intellectual property to do something that truly respects the audience.Interesting comment at the end about the creator fees. Having written hundreds of creator checks for online comics and having watched the Zuda launch be all about "what's the creator's cut?" I'm happy to see someone asking that about Marvel's efforts.

  3. John Ostrander says:

    It's new media so they have to wait and see how much, if any, money actually comes in and — wait, that's what the Writer's Strike out in H'weird is about.Since THEY haven't decided that out there, I'm willing to bet that artists and writers in comics will get, oh, say NOTHING from the Big Two. It would be SILLY to give them guys money based on actual viewing — oh, wait, that's what ComicMix is doing, isn't it? And we let people read the comics for FREE to boot. Ah well, people love to pay for things on the Internet. We all know that. Best of luck to Marvel.

    • Rick Taylor says:

      There's always the 'teaching old dogs new tricks' part of it.It's such a step outside of they way they're stuctured. Someone has to tell them there's a new box to think outside of.

  4. Marilee J. Layman says:

    WashPost article* today.*http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/arti