A.K.A. Goldfish

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Cover of the Image Comics paperback

A.K.A. Goldfish is the title of a 1994 American creator-owned comic book series written and drawn by Brian Michael Bendis. The series was originally published by Caliber Comics, with later issues by Image Comics. The entire award-winning[1] series was collected and published as a trade paperback, entitled Goldfish rather than A.K.A. Goldfish, in 2001.

The black-and-white series is a noir fiction tale, telling the story of David Gold, a con man, who used the sobriquet "Goldfish".[2] Gold has returned to Cleveland, Ohio after a ten-year absence in order to regain possession of his son, currently in the custody of the boy's mother and Gold's ex-girlfriend, crime boss Lauren Bacall (a reference to the well-known actress of the same name). Bacall is the owner of the Club Cinderella, a nightclub, casino and brothel, and scene for many sequences within the story.


  1. ^ Thompson, Maggie (2010). Comics Shop. Krause Publications. ISBN 144021283X.
  2. ^ Klock, Geoff (2002). How to Read Superhero Comics and Why. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 195. ISBN 0826414192.