Thursday, August 04, 2022

Today in Comics History, August 4: Happy birthday, Mike Gold!

Born on this day: comics writer, editor and publisher (co-founder of First Comics!), PR person and activist Mike Gold, here giving advice to Abel on how to spike awareness of the House of Secrets:

from "Is Anyone Listening?" in House of Mystery (1951 series) #255 (DC, November, 1977), script by Jack C. Harris, pencils by Ric Estrada, inks by Wayne Howard

Now, as DC PR honcho, you'd think he'd get a great seat at the Superman/Muhammad Ali fight, right?

According to the key, he's in seat #172. Go ahead, find #172 on the diagram.


cover of All-New Collectors' Edition #C-56 (DC, March 1978), layout by Joe Kubert, pencils by Neal Adams, inks by Neal Adams (?) and/or Cory Adams (?), logo design by John Workman
(Click top picture to GOAT-size)

Don't worry, Mike Gold! I took some art from House of Mystery and gave you a prime seat right between Sonny Bono and Jimmy "They Made Me Sell My Peanut Farm" Carter.

Oh, he's still screamin'.

Happy birthday, Mike!

(So he jumps in the swamp, right? Why, that would be silly...oh.)

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