The Writer's Tribe Talk Show

Comics Master Mike Baron

September 29, 2022 Elsa Kurt
The Writer's Tribe Talk Show
Comics Master Mike Baron
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Mike Baron is the creator of Nexus (with artist Steve Rude) and Badger two of the longest lasting independent superhero comics. Nexus is about a cosmic avenger 500 years in the future. Badger, about a multiple personality one of whom is a costumed crime fighter. Baron has won two Eisners and an Inkpot award and written The Punisher, Flash, Deadman and Star Wars among many other titles.

Baron has published fifteen novels: Helmet Head, Banshees, Whack Job, eight in the Biker series, Skorpio, Florida Man, and Florida Man 2: Hogzilla. Florida Man 3: Catfish Calling. Helmet Head is about Nazi biker zombies. Whack Job is about spontaneous human combustion. Biker is hard-boiled noir about a reformed motorcycle hoodlum turned private investigator. Skorpio is about a ghost who only appears under a blazing sun. Banshees is about a satanic rock band that returns from the dead.

Baron is working on three novels: Far Horizon, a military science fiction novel with co-writer Major Diggs Brown, the second Nexus novel, and the ninth Josh Pratt novel, Kahn, about a renegade Siberian tiger.

Baron has written for The Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe, Creem, Fusion, Oui, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He got his first motorcycle in 1966. He lives in Colorado with his wife Ann and three dogs.

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