Mike Baron

Biography

Born in Wisconsin, Mike Baron is best known for his comics work on Nexus, Badger, Punisher, Flash, Deadman, Star Wars, and Robotech. A perennial fan favorite, he is the winner of the prestigious Inkpot Award and the Eisner Award. He has written for every major comics publisher.

He broke into comics with Nexus, co-created with artist Steve Rude. Nexus currently appears monthly in Dark Horse Presents. Baron also created Badger, one of the longest-lived and most intriguing of independent superheroes. The Badger is a multiple personality, only one of whom dons a costume to fight crime. Badger returns this winter from a resurgent First Comics.

His novels include Skorpio, Helmet Head, Whack Job, and Biker. Baron lives in Colorado with his wife Ann and a bunch of mutts. bloodyredbaron.net.

Books

Banshees
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,310. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Notorious for their satanic lyrics, drunken excess and rumors of blood sacrifice, the Banshees shocked the world with their only album Beat the Manshees. Death stalked their concerts--lightning, stabbings, overdoses. The world heaved a sigh of relief when the Banshees all died in a plane crash. Or did they? Forty years later, with no fanfare, they appear in a seedy Prague nightclub.
The Good Fight 2: Villains
Series: The Good Fight, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,590. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The second anthology from the authors of the Pen & Cape Society contains eleven all-new tales from the wrong side of the law. The proceeds of this collection will benefit long-time comic book author James Hudnall, who has fallen upon hard times, losing a foot to diabetes and becoming homeless. They may write about villains, but they're a pretty heroic bunch.
Helmet Head
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,590. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Helmet Head was just a rumor to the rough and dangerous “one-percenters”—a monstrous motorcyclist dressed in black who rode the back roads of Little Egypt cutting off the heads of other bikers with a samurai sword. But on one terrible stormy night, Deputy Pete Fagan discovers that Helmet Head is all too real—and consumed with a fury that won't be satisfied until his demonic sword drinks its fill.
A Brief History of Jazz Rock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,420. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
Author Mike Baron explores the history of this music fusion, its rise and fall in popularity. He offers highlights—and his own unique insights from a front-row seat in jazz rock—into what made the era so special.
Whack Job
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,320. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When world leaders burst into flame like a string of firecrackers, the President calls on a renegade former agent with a history of mental problems. Otto "Aardvark" White possesses a unique quality. He's lucky. What Otto discovers in the mountains of Colorado will blow your mind and change the way you look at the world.
Skorpio
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,970. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
For years Professor John Beadles has investigated the mysteriously vanished Azuma, but when one of his students dies from a scorpion sting, his world comes crashing down. His only hope for redemption is to prove that the Azuma were real and find the epicenter of their civilization—a journey that takes him to Arizona and a fateful encounter with a monster literally from his own nightmares.

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