Mike Gold: The Great Superhero Movie Backlash

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. George Haberberger says:

    I agree with everything you wrote… except Superman and the Mole Men was a great movie. It didn’t need Perry White or Jimmy Olsen. It had Phyliss Coates.

    • Mike Gold says:

      I can’t argue that, George. It was a great movie, except it ran 56 minutes. Even in 1951, that’s too short for a B flick. Then again, it was done on an eleven dollar budget and every petty of that was on the screen.


    • Mindy Newell says:

      I loved SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN, too! Plus, Phyliss Coates, the definitive Lois.

      • George Haberberger says:

        “Phyliss Coates, the definitive Lois.”

        Yes! I have been saying that my entire life!

        • Mike Gold says:

          Ah, for the good old days when we knew what Lois Lane actually looked like. These days her appearance seems to change significantly from artist to artist, book to book, month to month.

          When it comes to MOLE MEN, I still miss Jimmy and Perry. A nice establishing scene in the Daily Planet offices and a bit of banter between the four would have been wonderful, and it would have made the initial Clark-to-Superman reveal all the more interesting.

          Yeah, I’ve been carrying this since I first saw it, probably an early rerun of the 1953 teevee rebroadcast