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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. First/Devils Due is publishing all new Badger stories. 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 seven novels, Banshees, Domain, Helmet Head, Whack Job, Biker, Sons of Privilege, Not Fade Away, Sons of Bitches, Skorpio, and Disco. Banshees is about a satanic rock band that returns from the dead. Helmet Head is about Nazi biker zombies. Whack Job is about spontaneous human combustion. Biker is hard-boiled crime about a reformed motorcycle hoodlum turned private investigator. Skorpio is about a ghost who only appears under a blazing sun.

Mike Baron has written for The Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe, Oui, Fusion, Creem, Isthmus, FrontPageMag, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

He lives in Colorado with his wife Ann and some dogs.


Part 2 of an Ongoing Poetry Series

Liberty Island’s prolific novelist Mike Baron offers some politically-inspired verse! Click here for Part 1.


Part 1 of an Ongoing Poetry Series

Liberty Island’s prolific novelist Mike Baron offers some politically-inspired verse!

Support Author Mike Baron at His New Patreon Account

Greetings, my friends. I’m a two-time Eisner winner, comic book writer and novelist. I write thrillers, horror, one heart-warming dog book, and a novel about Florida Man! Please subscribe to my youtube channel for updates on my projects, writing tips, recipes, and recycled jokes. My motto is, heed my grovels, read my novels. And, sing my praises, buy my phrases. Thank you.

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My friends, I’ve been writing all my life. My stories are heterodox. Many are risible! Short stories such as “Trail of the Loathesome Swine” and “Free Gershwin” have left a trail of shock and disbelief from New York to California. Now Infiniti has their meathooks into Brubeck’s “Take Five.” I will write a story about that.

In the Newest Liberty Island Novel You Will Believe a Dog Can Fly

Discover Mike Baron’s delightful Disco

CHAPTER ONE: Nate’s Bait

Donnie Waits crouched by the rear bumper of Ralph Speece’s pickup, cradling a baggie of pot to his chest and listening to his mother and Ralph go at it through the open windows of their second-floor apartment. The four-unit apartment building sat on the outskirts of Gunderson, Wisconsin, a nowhere burg to which they’d moved three weeks ago when Kate got a job as executive secretary to Frank Werner, CEO of Werner’s Meats.The redbrick building was plunked down at the edge of a cornfield across the street from a farm. Its nearest neighbor was a tire wholesaler a quarter mile toward town. Donnie wondered why a developer would build in such a spot.

“You don’t tell me what to do!” Ralph was raging inside. He was a cut telephone lineman Kate had met at the gym, the latest in a long line of losers.

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‘Pratt’s head slammed into the wall as he jerked back. He pulled his Buck knife from his pocket…’

Check out these four excerpts from Mike Baron’s Bad Road Rising series!

Buy the Ticket, take the ride:

Bad Road Rising, Book 1: Biker by Mike Baron

Bad Road Rising, Book 2: Sons of Privilege by Mike Baron

Bad Road Rising, Book 3: Not Fade Away by Mike Baron

Bad Road Rising, Book 4: Sons of Bitches by Mike Baron

New Fiction: Free Gershwin!

A hilarious short story from the creator of the Bad Road Rising series

Sully was on a Boy Scout camping trip in New Hampshire the first time he heard Rhapsody in Blue. It was after lights out, although the boys continued to giggle and pass a rubber rat from bag to bag. As they dropped off one by one into sleep, music floated in the rustic window from a counselor’s cabin, faint, mysterious, and overwhelming. Sully poked himself with his Boy Scout knife to stay awake for fifteen minutes after the performance, so he could learn the name of the piece.

Sully’s mother swore she’d played Gershwin for him in her womb and that he was born singing but that’s a mother for you. Sully worshipped Gershwin above all others.

VIDEO: Mike Baron Discusses ‘Not Fade Away,’ His 3rd Josh Pratt Detective Novel

This installment in the Bad Road Rising series explores the musical world.

VIDEO: Mike Baron Talks About His New Novel ‘Sons of Bitches’!

The prolific writer’s fourth Josh Pratt Book is Too Hot for Facebook

See the ad for the fourth book in the Bad Road Rising series that Facebook won’t show!

The Conservatism of Nexus

Many superheroes have conservative beginnings. If men were benign there would be no need for superheroes. Life was simpler in 1939 when Bob Kane and Bill Finger created Batman. Batman’s motivation, like that of so many comic book good guys, was to right a wrong, in this case the murder of his parents. Batman’s mission expanded to serving the cause of justice, which has always been a conservative idea. We are a nation of laws. Creators may not have consciously realized their characters had a conservative agenda, and in many cases, subsequent writers have expanded that agenda to embrace more liberal concerns such as intolerance and inequality. That is not to say conservatives are not concerned about such things. As always, it’s a matter of degree.

Available Now: The First 4 Books in Mike Baron’s Bad Road Rising Series

The Badass Biker Detective Is Back In Two New Ultra-Violent Adventures…

Collect all four and get caught up before books five and six drop later this year:

Bad Road Rising, Book 1: Biker

Bad Road Rising, Book 2: Sons of Privilege 

Bad Road Rising, Book 3: Not Fade Away

Bad Road Rising, Book 4: Sons of Bitches

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