MIKE GOLD: The Only Thing To Fear Is…

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. I’ve been boycotting Marvel’s events for a few years now. They piss me right the #$%& off trying to get the entire storyline from 80 limited series and one-shots and cross-overs with 60 on-going titles, then in the end it’s back to status quo.

  2. Mike Gold says:

    My argument extends to DC as well, Brandon. This event thing has grown to ridiculous proportions and they never end (in DC’s case, they often “reboot” right after the event — starting with the post-Crisis reboots of such minor characters as Superman and Wonder Woman). Creating a more closely integrated universe is a good thing, but not at the expense of solid individual character development.

    • Only DC stuff I read is Warlord and Jonah Hex, so fortunately I’ve not been exposed to the DC mega events.

      But, seriously, man…Marvel’s piss me off so bad as a reader.

  3. First off, even amongst epic-crossover-events…Fear Itself was weak and stupid. Matt called it the “michael bay comic series”. Second, DC hasn’t “ignored” any of the previous events. The reset only ignores SOME of them, or has rewritten others. Most of Superman’s backstory is gone… Green lantern’s hasn’t. It’s the most convoluted BS move they could pull. I’ve been railing since they made it clear that in order to know WHAT events were done… you just need to “keep reading!” It’s a total cop out allowing them to continue to sell back issues, and trades, and eventually repackage the events in the context of the new 52. Because they didn’t have the balls to just reset everything.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Marc, over the course of the past 27 years — since Crisis — DC has literally rebooted their superheroes more frequently than I’ve bought new shoes (Vans excepted). What they chose to remember, what they chose to forget, and what they chose to remember that they’re previously forgotten varies like Proty on crack.

      You note Green Lantern. Hal Jordan was Green Lantern. Then Parallax. Then dead. Then the Spectre. Then dead. Now he’s Green Lantern. I probably missed a few. I don’t know what the hell he is now. Kind of a wise-ass, I think. Well, that’s better than being a drunk.

      I was eight when Hal Jordan was introduced. By the time your son is eight, which would be, oh, about eight years from now, DC will have rebooted again. As Santayana sort of said, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to buying a lot of confusing trade paperbacks.