Mike Gold: Archie Is Too Cool For Words

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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5 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Art by web-comic creator Giselle LeGace, who did the Archie gender-swap issue a while back.

    Looking forward to it..

    • Mike Gold says:

      I’m unabashedly an Archie fan, particularly the stuff from the 1940s and 1950s by creator Bob Montana and such brilliant artists as Samm Schwartz and Harry Lucey. But they sort of fell out of touch from the mid-60s, despite wonderful work by Dan DeCarlo, Bob Bolling and others. However, during the past decade or so they’ve shown far, far more awareness of our environment and culture than any other publisher with the likes of Dan Parent and many of the folks working on the current reboot.

      And they remain, after all these decades, a family-owned business. Pretty damn cool.

  2. Jeff Nettleton says:

    I’m waiting for Archie Meets The Dead Kennedys. Either that, or the ultimate in surreal: Archie Meets The Archies. I can just see it, the Riverdale gang meets a group of session musicians; much hilarity ensues. Don Kirshner is happy!

    • Mike Gold says:

      Don Kirshner is dead. And I don’t doubt that, someday, Archie will meet The Archies. Probably the new version Archie will warp into the original Archie universe. It’ll happen — it’s like gravity.

      As for The Dead Kennedys, perhaps Archie and friends will holiday in Cambodia and run into Jello Biafra. One can only hope!

      • Jeff Nettleton says:

        They can make it an Afterlife with Archie, with a zombie Kirschner. Make it an epic and throw in the Monkees; zombie Davey Jones. Man this stuff writes itself.