Mindy Newell: Kiss 2% Of The World’s Asses Good-Bye

Mindy Newell

These days Mindy Newell knows that if she could do it all over again she’d have gone to college for screenwriting and film editing. Instead she became a nurse to please her parents and pleasing your parents was what it was all about for nice Jewish girls who graduated from high school in 1971. But the creative larva was in her soul, and when the cocoon broke and the butterfly emerged, it flew to DC’s New Talent Showcase program. Under the auspices of legendary editors Karen Berger, Len Wein, Julius Schwartz, Paul Levitz, and ComicMix’s own Robert Greenberger, Mindy learned the craft and art of writing comics, including Tales Of The Legion, V, Legionnaires 3, Amethyst, Lois Lane: When It Rains God Is Crying, and numerous other comics, including a Superman story based on a dream Mindy had as a child. She also worked on Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! and other independent comics. All this time Mindy continued to work as a nurse while being a single mom to her daughter Alixandra, until the late and dear Mark Gruenwald hired her as an assistant editor at Marvel, while writing stories of the Black Widow and Daredevil. She edited NFL Pro Action, a licensed kid’s magazine about football with the NFL until Marvel imploded in 1996. Returning to full-time nursing, she she also co-wrote a story for 2000 A.D. with her then-husband, British artist John Higgins. A few years ago Mike Gold called and asked her to join the team of columnists here at ComicMix, where her topics freely range from comics to pop culture to politics; she even wrote a piece about the great American thoroughbred Secretariat, which caused editor Mike to tell her that she had won the prize for the most off-topic column ever written ComicMix.

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  1. Ed says:

    As a Christian evangelical I believe you have every right to comment as you will regarding anything. That’s one of the blessings of this nation. That does suppose, however, that the comments are based upon an accurate assessment rather than a caricature. It is said, “I’m sorry, those of you who are Christian evangelicals, but there is nothing called the Rapture in either the Old Testament or the New – it was dreamed up by a British minister, John Nelson Darby, sometime in the 1830s after one of his parishioners claimed to have had a vision of Christ’s return.” In truth, Margaret MacDonald was not a parishioner of Darby and anyone reading her easily available to read “vision” will note that she wasn’t postulating a Pre-trib Rapture. That’s a myth. Further, regardless of the timing of the event, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 tells us very plainly that “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Interestingly enough, I noted a recent article by a Jewish writer who noted that these dispensationalist Christians who believed the Scriptures and the prophesied events were more likely to be supportive of Israel and the Jews. In view of the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world, it’s not surprising that The Leftovers shows up as one more discrediting of the Bible’s prophecies.