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Michael Golden-Collecting Comic Books

Artist: Michael Golden ()

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Michael Golden-Collecting Comic Books Comic Art



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Title: Michael Golden-Collecting Comic Books
Artist: Michael Golden ()
Media Type: Mixed Media
Art Type: Cover
For Sale Status: NFS
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Added to Site: 9/3/2005
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This is a scan of the book cover to 'Collecting Comic Books' , which my mom, Marcia Leiter, wrote. It was published in 1983 by Little Brown and Co. When they asked for suggestions for a cover artist, my immediate response was to see if they could get Michael Golden. I was overjoyed when they did!

If anyone knows the whereabouts of the original art for this, I would love to know. Little Brown said it had been returned to Michael Golden years ago, so maybe he still owns it.

**UPDATE** I met Michael again at the Big Apple National Comic Con in NYC this past weekend (11/18/06) and asked him if he still did indeed own the artwork for this. Unfortunately, he didn't, said it was never returned to him by Little Brown (as far as he could remember) and that he didn't know where it was - and he'd like to know as well!

I asked him if some of the characters represented only by head shots had in fact been larger size figures, that were cropped, but he said no, that's all that was drawn of them. The art director at Little Brown sent a mock-up of the cover with the type roughed in as is, with indications for where to place just the head shots. The type and color were done on an acetate overlay by someone at Little Brown. (that's the part that makes me think he did own the art at one time...if he had just done the black and white artwork, and hadn't had the art returned to him, it's unlikely he would have seen the production ready color art.

I also asked if it was his idea to include Hellcat, but that also was no, as it was Marvel that wanted her included, as the Defenders were hot at the time..hence the inclusion of a bunch of other Defenders.


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Justin Leigh Leiter
Joined: September 2004
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Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Tell your Mom thanks for a great book. I still own this book and it was one of the two books I carried with me wherever I went like bibles when I was a kid and tried to soak up any comic collecting history I could. Thanks for a blast from the past and I'm off to find my copy and stroll down memory lane. Good luck finding the cover.
Posted on 6/12/2010

Justin Leigh Leiter wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Thanks for the kind words, Jason. I've passed along your sentiments to my mom. I'm sure she'll be happy to hear that. Pretty amazing collection of art you've got, btw!
Posted on 6/14/2010

S Riz wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Uh oh. This means comics are in your blood. It would be a great cover to add in the collection. Will definitely let you know if I come across it.
Posted on 7/8/2017

Justin Leigh Leiter wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
S Riz said:
Uh oh. This means comics are in your blood. It would be a great cover to add in the collection. Will definitely let you know if I come across it.

Haha, yes, most definitely in the blood! Both my mom and dad read comics growing up in the 1940's, but not until I got into them as a kid in the 70's did my mom realize they were worth a lot. My Uncle, her brother, had a lot of Golden Age books, including many EC's, but once he went into the navy, and came back, they were all thrown away by my grandmother. I've tried to track down this cover, but still to no avail. Thanks for looking out, Sardar.
Posted on 7/8/2017

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