Very sad news out of Florida, where Mike Pandel, employee at A Comic Shop and co-host of the store’s video blog A Comic Show and The Nerdy Podcast, is in a coma after a car accident and not expected to pull through.
Pandel, an avid biker, as his Twitter feed showed, ran an intersection while riding his bike yesterday and was struck by a car, leading to severe head trauma. Friends and fans are showing their support and sharing memories of Pandel in the above thread.
My own interactions with Pandel were brief—a few con bar evenings—but he was immediately memorable and recognizable as someone who loved comics, loved promoting them, and loved life. He was one of a kind, and my heart goes out to his family and friends at this devastating loss.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.