Mike Gold: In Honor Of Talent

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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10 Responses

  1. Mark Wheatley says:

    Well said!

  2. Joe Nazzaro says:

    Well said, Mike. I don’t think the powers-that-be understand Berger’s importance to the company in terms of generating quality material. Frankly I don’t think they ever will, until or unless she moves on to another company and brings some of that talent with her.

    • Mike Gold says:

      I don’t know the circumstances behind Karen’s departure, but I assume there wasn’t a negative compulsion as she’ll still be around until March. Perhaps the changes at DC-NY coupled with my overall tone fostered a different impression; I hope not.

      After 33 years, it seems likely that anybody would like to try something different. Like, perhaps, an extended vacation.

  3. George Haberberger says:

    The influence of Karen Berger’s stewardship of the Vertigo imprint rivals that of Stan Lee in the 1960’s at Marvel. Both changed what comics had been and made them something more.

    BTW, why are the comments closed for other columns only a few days old, like Emily Whitten and Mindy Newell?

    • Mike Gold says:

      I don’t want to speak for Glenn, who oversees technical functions on the site. I mean, he told me — probably a few times. But I’m old and addle-pated.

      Mindy will most likely be offering her thoughts about Karen this Monday. If I’m not mistaken, Karen was a mentor to Mindy.

      • mike weber says:

        That happened before. If a story was over a day old … no new comments. Usually. But sometimes you could.

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      We had to shut down comments for a while to weather a spam storm. They should have reopened by now.

  4. mike weber says:

    “That photo is recent”.


    What was she when she went to work there – nine?

    • Mike Gold says:

      Yes, that’s about right.

    • JosephW says:

      No. She belongs to the same species that’s given us Dick Clark and Lena Horne–people who spent decades in the public eye without ever seeming to age on the outside.

      Well, it’s either that or she’s got a portrait of herself hidden away somewhere that’s doing the aging for her.