Former DC editor Mike Gold returns a new pop-culture site with a lot of familiar names:
Beginning today, a group of veteran comics editors and digital entrepreneurs are launching Comicmix.com, a new pop culture Web site devoted to news and opinion on the comics industry, in addition to covering movies, TV, music and gaming.
The site will also feature columns and blogs from comics writer Peter David, longtime DC and Marvel comics editor Dennis O’Neil, pop culture and political blogger Elayne Riggs, comics writer John Ostrander and many others. The site will offer podcast comics reviews by a revolving crew of reviewers including well-known music writer Dave Marsh and others.
Mike Gold is the editor-in-chief of Comicmix. A 30 year veteran of the comics business, Gold has worked at DC Comics in addition to founding First Comics and working on a wide variety of comics projects for such companies as Image, Acclaim and IDW… “The comics industry began in the depression of the 1930s in the magazine business,” said Gold. “Now we’ve got new communication tools and people will be looking for new ways to read comics,” he said pointing to computers and digital distribution.”We want Comismix to be a portal to the 21st century.”
Right now,the site has one page, that says “Belted by gamma rays. Bear with us.” Either the PW story announcing the launch “today” (actually yesterday, when the story went live) was wrong, or this is not the most promising start…