The Last Word, by Mike Gold

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, and on iNetRadio, (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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17 Responses

  1. Tom Fitzpatrick says:

    Good thing I'm Canadian, which means I can't vote for the U.S. President.I'd probably vote for Hilary Rodham-Clinton.Ave Atque Vale, Mr. Gold.You're a terrific editor no matter who's the publisher you'd work for at the time.Mr. Grell, Mr. Ostrander, and Mr. Truman's lucky to have had you.

  2. Rick Taylor says:

    what a way to go!Election week and all.Thanks Mike, see ya!

  3. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    So, who exactly IS still going to be working here?

  4. Neil Ottenstein says:

    And just why did you decide to get rid of all the columns here?

    • Dave says:

      Neil,You're not the first person to ask this question, without an answer. It seems clear to me if Mike and company had wanted to let us know why the columns were ending, they would have told us by now.I just hope this is not the a step toward the end of ComicMix. The articles (with discussions) and comics continue. I hope they will continue for some time. If there's something we can do to help, I hope Mike will let us know.

      • Mike Gold says:

        It's a fair question, and the decision came after months of conversation. Simply put (if that's at all possible), the columns didn't reach as big an audience as some of us had hoped for. Really, it's that simple. We need to put our attention elsewhere.

  5. Martha Thomases says:

    It's been an honor to be in such hilarious company.

    • RD Francis says:

      I was also hoping for an answer to why the columns are departing. Though I would assume the columnists were getting paid something, It's unclear whether it's a matter of rebranding/refocus, or something else.Also, if there's anyone out there who could replace the style sheet or whatever has made the site go from looking like a solidly professional web site to something left over from 7 years ago, that would be a good thing….

  6. MARK WHEATLEY says:

    And I will keep reading the Banjo over at – but no doubt about it, Mike – you top my list of favorite editors (and I have been lucky enough to work with some really great ones) and thankfully, that won't change.Cool photo of you, BTW. When was that taken? I'll guess mid 70s?

  7. mike weber says:

    Not that it's relevant to the thrust of the column, but i find it interesting to hear that Mingo "created" Alfie (essentially the same image has been traced back at least as far as 19th Century Kansas City ads for a "painless dentist") – the first i ever heard of Mingo was the "MAD" tenth anniversary issue cover (which was my own foirst anniversary of reading the mag) – for at least the full year previous to that, Kelly Freas had been doing all the covers and the satirical ads on inside front and back cover, too.

  8. Russ Rogers says:

    The ComicMix columns will be missed. I'm actually very sad to see this phase of the ComicMix saga end. Thank you for your insights, Mike. Thank you for the occasional lively debates. I appreciate that ComicMix is still a grand experiment, still in it's infancy. And I hope that it will somehow be able to continue, grow and flourish, even without the presence of such amazing columnists. And I promise I will vote, even if Bun E. Carlos isn't on the ticket this year.

  9. Anonymous says:

    To all of the columnists at Comic Mix, I thank you for the articles. I've really enjoyed reading them and look forward to your next projects. – David

  10. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    A great call to arms and votes Mike. As you know in our book (not shilling, just reminding you), The March: Crossing Bridges in America… on very important topic to us has been immigration. I know my vote will be going to those who still believe that this is a country founded by the work of good people from every land… and the day we fight to close the borders to people just looking to make their lot in life better… is the day this country ceases to recognize itself.I'll be at the polls tomorrow, and at michaeldavisworld on friday. Continue on Braniac… continue on. And for creating (or being a force at creating…) this wonderful tool and site where Joe the Plumber and Marc the comic book fan can actually make himself heard by those people he respects, and tries (on occasion) to emulate.

  11. Elayne Riggs says:

    Thanks so much, Mike! Time to delete ComicMix from my Bloglines subs now (I've already added Michael Davis World)…