The Way We Were, by Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Master Of The Universe, Lord Of All Media, Most Interesting Black Man In the World, Sexiest Man on Earth, Mentor, Writer, Artist, Producer & Uppity.

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21 Responses

  1. Tony Isabella says:

    Gee, I think of DC as the ex who tried to run me over with her car as I was picking up the shattered remains of my heart.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Jeez, Tony. It's a shame they cancelled the romance line.

      • Tony Isabella says:

        Yeah, but not before I got to buy "Love Behind Bars II" from Bob Kanigher and publish it in one of the issues of Young Love I edited!

  2. Kai says:

    I found a copy of "DC's Just Not That Into You" at a tag sale last summer….

    • Michael Davis says:

      THAT'S NOT TRUE. They love me and we will be toget….WHY WON'T THEY CALL?? No that's just silly. I'm just being silly. We are adults and as such we can work it ou…I WISH I COULD QUIT YOU!!!! My my-it seems that I've had a wee to much coffee this morning. I'l just calm down and ….S T E L L A !!!!!!!

  3. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Now ya see, if "O" had written you a letter like this, all that tsuris from a couple weeks ago could have been avoided.

    • Michael Davis says:

      I'm not so sure Vinnie. My issues with DC have been disagreements over certain policies .I have a history with DC in fact because of Milestone I am part of the DCU forever. In my 20 plus years of being in comics I have always said that DC does the best books in the business and I have respect for what they do. However being a fan does not mean I can't still get mad at what they do and once it got real ugly. However the biggest difference between O and myself is I have no sense of entitlement. I also see clearly where I could have done better and as mad as I was or as hurt as I was it never ever got to a point where I was calling anyone at DC any names. Truth is as I get older there just is not that much I see that is that big a deal. I grew up on DC I loved my time there and miss it. That said I think I have something important to offer which can work well at DC. O had no history nor reason to go buck wild. His comments to Denys and myself were so horrible that I don't think there is any coming back from there without a MAJOR change of attitude. I'm not sure he's there yet. As far as DC and me working together again I would like that. If it does not work out it does not work out. I won't be leaving any voice-mails on Paul, Dan's or Mike's phone calling them any bad names. Paul and I used to hang out in his office and he would tell me the BEST stories. Mike and I went to High School together and Dan and I met way before he was at DC and were almost in a deal together. That to me has real value and that to me is worth me taking a shot. Look, I have a great life now and I love it. What I don't have are to many great memories of my past and DC was one of them for a while. Hopefully they can be again. If not we will always have 666 5th Ave…

      • Vinnie Bartilucci says:

        :rolleyes:My fault for not adding the ellipses or a smiley at the end. I was drawing attention to the "ear-numbing power of difference" between O's communication skills and yours. I am quite aware of the great variance between your situation and his.Whereabouts you gonna be hanging out at the NYCC? Gotta be sure to catch up wi'ya.

        • Michael Davis says:

          I was clear on what you were saying Vinnie. I think everyone was. I just wanted to make it crystal clear that DC had not pissed me off to a point where I did not see where they were coming from. If O had (or would) take a good hard look at what his actions were he would not be in this deep of a pickle. At the NYC Con I'm not staying at any convention hotel I still have a residence in the city. At the con I will be in the comicmix suite most times and I'm hosting The Black Panel NYC Friday night with special guest Mike Gold!!!! among others. THAT should be nuts!! I look forward to seeing you!

          • Elayne Riggs says:

            Oh good, another Black Panel! Cheryl gonna be on it again? With the Ormes book coming out it wouldn't be a bad idea… looking way forward to seeing you again in a week! Bringing my resume! Hire me, dammit! :)Oh, and screamingly funny column. Again. I hate you. Hire me.

          • Michael Davis says:

            If you have a contact for Cheryl please call me and I will be happy to hook her up. I loved her on the panel. I would talk to you about anything at anytime resume not necessary. "Again.I hate you. Hire me." That sounds like the answer Connie Rice gave when she was first interviewing with President Bush. The question was "How do you feel about me?" I guess she needed the job.

          • Elayne Riggs says:

            You keep saying "call me" as if I actually have your phone number. :) I don't even think I have your email address! But I'll try to find it and connect you two again. You have stiff competition this year from the Jenna Jameson appearance on the "Kick Ass" panel…

          • Russ Rogers says:

            Yeah, Jenna Jameson is used to making things stiff.

  4. Steven Atkins says:

    Since I didn't get the chance to ring in on this…and since it was brought up…"O" was just plain stupid. As an artist/writer/music composer, I would LOVE to have the kind of opportunity he squandered. Even if my work wasn't satisfactory, I would have put forth my VERY BEST EFFORTS in my job and, should the opportunity to LISTEN AND LEARN arise, I WOULD DO SO WITHOUT COMPLAINT!As stated by Sir Isaac Newton, "If I have been able to see further, it is because I stood on the shoulders of giants"S.A.

  5. Kevin Huxford says:

    Looking forward to the panel on Friday night. I might be late, because I'm planning on dropping off my digital recorder to grab the clusterf*ck that will be that Jenna Jameson panel…then run over to the best panel of the night ('specially if last year was an indicator of what to expect).

    • Michael Davis says:

      Thanks Kevin, Maybe I'll walk over to her panel and yell at Jenna to come to the Dark Side!!! Hehehehehehehehehe…hee

  6. Danny says:

    hello just want to ask you some thing ? ? ? did you ever work at Boy's harbor on 103 st and the children's art carnival? sorry just need to ask.

    • Michael Davis says:

      Nope. It was Boys Harbor at 104 Street and The Children's Art Carnival!! Is this the Danny that was in my class??? Did you think I would ever forget you OR your robot drawings??

      • Danny says:

        yes it is ! wow Mike I always wonder what ever happen to you. I'm so happy that your old and doing well . I never did do comic books " but now I'm a tattoo artist make now like 2 to $3000 a week and I love it ! I'm married and I got 3 kids two boys and a girl and I also collect Toys just like you and a big time gamer xbox360 … but not to crazy about PS3 yet. my mom passed away when I was 23 years old . it was hard but my friends helped me keep going to a better man that I am today. Mike I miss you ! I'm so happy to find you and to hear from you and yes I still draw robot cuz I'm a big transformers fan. love you Mike ( no homo )email is . I'll keep up checking up on you. talk to you later my friendly Dad !

        • Alan Coil says:

          HAH!!!!!!!!"I'm so happy that you're old and doing well."HAH!!!!!!!!!!!I know it wasn't said to be mean, but that's the funniest thing I've seen this week. "Old Mike." HAH!!!!!!!

          • Alan Coil says:

            And congrats for making a re-connection after all these years. A sweet, warm, sentimental moment. YAY!