Mike Gold: Marvel Does The Right Thing – And More!

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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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4 Responses

  1. George Haberberger says:

    Thanks for posting this Mike, Great story!

  2. Chuck Fiala says:

    I am very happy to read this! Make Mine Marvel, too!

  3. Matt Hardwick says:

    Actually, it was the least they could do, and they had to do it for that reason. Granted, the monetary value of giving Mr. Mantlo a screening of GotG was far cheaper than doing a one-time payment, you know, to help with the hospital bills. But still, something was required, if only to calm the harder core of fandom, maybe even the conscience of Marvel’s lieutenants.

    The modern world being as forgetful as it is, I’ll just note: Ub Iwerks. Jerry Siegel. Joe Shuster. Bill Finger. Steve Ditko. Jack “King” Kirby. Steve Gerber. All case studies in the difficulties of labor relations when it comes to creativity.

    ‘Nuff Said.

    • Jon says:

      I am assuming you missed this part of the post:

      Marvel (part of Disney, which I might not refer to as “the evil empire” any longer) renegotiated Bill’s deal regarding Rocket Raccoon, providing some ongoing income to help offset his enormous ongoing medical expenses.

      Unless renegotiation is also considered a part of the “least” they could do.