Mike Gold: Screw The Zombies!

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. George Haberberger says:

    “Their diet is really boring: only in St. Louis can the population stomach so much brain meat.”

    Hey! I resemble that remark!

  2. Emily S. Whitten says:


    I am so with you on this. I haaaaate zombies, honestly. The only zombie-related things I’ve enjoyed ever are:

    a) Shawn of the Dead, and that had zero to do with the icky, icky zombies;


    b) Walking Dead S1, and again, that was almost entirely due to Norman Reedus, not zombies. And the zombies are so blargh that I don’t think I even want to watch S2, despite Norman Reedus.

    Well, and

    c) Zombie Deadpool’s Head, but that’s because it still has a personality.

    Zombies in and of themselves are totally boring, as well as being disgusting; and even when the human characters in the story are good, it’s hard to make the work good enough overall…because the zombies are still boring.

    In short: ICK, ZOMBIES. GO AWAY.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Yep. Shawn of the Dead is great. There’s an analysis — I think it was of Mel Brooks’ work — that says when somebody makes a really good parody of something, it’s time has passed. This is not always true. Not ALWAYS.

      Then again, Simon Pegg could read the phone book in Pig Latin and I’d probably like it.

  3. Mindy Newell says:

    I second that AMEN, Emily!!!!! I just don’t get the zombie thing.

    And like you, Em, I loved SHAUN OF THE DEAD, but I’ve never gotten into that other graphic novel series that became a hit show on some cable station.

  4. I wouldn’t be too quick to put any sub-genre out of its misery. If zombies seem like the dinner guest staying way way too long, maybe it’s just that the stories being told have become too derivative of one another.

    I actually saw that as a challenge, and so had a spiffily original prose zombie-esque story published in Heavy Metal Magazine #260. Which has since led inadvertently to creating another entirely original spin on the premise that is now going to be made into a short film by a nice young filmmaker I met via the wreckamovie collaborative filmmaking site. Both stories involve zombies in ways that have never ever before been considered anywhere. At least not in print or on film. I am a devout believer in the line about Romero’s original being the last new thing to come from the horror genre period, regardless of medium. But I also believe that any rule can be re-written. :)