MIKE GOLD: The Batman Family Feud

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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6 Responses

  1. Woo! I’m Snapper Carr! Double Woo! I have a point and Davis doesn’t!

  2. Ian Kirk says:

    I have been in the minority criticising Grant Morrison’s work.
    His handling of Batman seemed to be be an ill advised way to mine the 50s stories for inspiration.
    His original stuff gives me a migrane.
    In my humble opinion, Denny O’Neil, Frank Robbins, Steve Englehart, et al. did the best work with the character.
    I date myself, but he will always be “THE Batman”

  3. George Haberberger says:

    The Englehart/Rogers Batman has yet to the equaled. The idea that Hugo Strange would die rather than betray an enemy he came to respect was unprecedented in my memory. And the the Joker dealing with the poor clerk at the patent office when he expected to patent Joker-fish… great stuff.

  4. Mike Gold says:

    Marc, you’re a heartbeat away from Etta Candy.

    Ian, as I noted above we agree on BatWriters. Grant’s work has been all over the map for me — I think Zenith was one of the finest comics ever published, and there’s a lot of stuff of his that I really enjoy. OTOH, there’s some stuff of his that just makes no sense to me. That’s cool; an artist should not be expected to level his work for all peoples. In this particular case, his New 52 Batman makes me look forward to the next issue, and that hasn’t happened since the days of O’Neil, Robins and Engelhart. Which would be the weirdest law firm outside of Crane, Poole & Schmidt

    George, if I had to pick my favorite continuous run on Batman, I would pick Steve and Marshall’s in a heartbeat. Marshall was a good friend as well; a great guy to hang out with.

    • “I’d respect Michael Davis’s opinions as well, if he ever had any.”

      In all my 21 years (what??) I’ve NEVER been told I had a LACK of opinions. Clearly you have mistaken me for someone trying to be elected to office by any means. I’ll remind you good sir, my name is Michael not Mitt.

      • Mike Gold says:

        Michael, look up “sarcasm” in the dictionary. It’s the definition next to my picture.