Linda Gold: 1949-2010
Linda Gold, beloved wife of ComicMix editor in chief Mike Gold, mother of assistant editor Adriane Nash, and frequent commenter on this site, died this morning of a heart attack. She was 60 years old.
She was the biggest Green Lantern fan I’ve ever known, with a particular fondness for Guy Gardner.
She knew more about jazz artists of the 20’s and 30’s than anyone who didn’t have a radio show.
She was smart as a whip, and could debate anything with passion and verve.
She was a treasure, and was appreciated by everybody who knew her.
We all miss her very much.
More details to come.
UPDATE 1:30 PM EDT 5/30: Thank you for all of your good words and memories. Various tributes and reminiscences are also up at Linda’s and Mike’s Facebook pages.
Challengers Comics in Chicago has gone one step beyond and created the Linda Gold Memorial Selection:
a designation we will give any book we feel brings as much wonder and
joy to its reader as Linda gave to our lives.
Their first selection is Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
UPDATE 6/2: Should you be so inclined and your circumstances allow, charitable
donations could be made in Linda’s name to The Hero Initiative, http://www.heroinitiative.
Fund (CBLDF), http://cbldf.org/.