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Mike Baron

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 Bitchesand Skorpio. 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, Front Page Mag, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine.

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

‘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

Welcome to A Post-Literate Society

The Bad Road Rising Scribe Sounds Off on a Culture in Decline

Remember Borders and B. Dalton’s? They were chain bookstores that are no longer with us. Barnes & Noble struggles to survive, slashing book inventory, turning more and more floor space over to toys, collectibles, DVDs, and games.

It’s Time to Begin Your BAD ROAD RISING Binge!

Behold the first two action-packed adventures in Mike Baron’s exhilarating series!

Pick up Biker and Sons of Privilege on Amazon. More provocative tales of Josh Pratt are coming soon…

Baby Sitter: Fiction from the World of Baron’s ‘Bad Road Rising’

Kraushaar Ford occupied a half block on Michigan Blvd. in Waukesha. It was 11:00 am on a bright Thursday morning in September when Josh kicked out his Harley on the wide concrete apron outside the showroom. Kraushaar Ford was a long, low, gleaming white building with a hint of art deco, a glimpse of the future from a Fifties-era Mechanix Illustrated.

Josh entered the chill interior. It smelled pleasantly of coffee and lemons. A Shelby Mustang sat on the spotless black and white tile floor, presenting its shark-like grin to the public. A young salesman, dapper in a gray suit, headed Josh’s way with a smile plastered across his chin, not unlike the Mustang. At a trim five eleven, wearing a tank top that revealed fully tatted arms and shoulders, Josh looked like a biker.

The Biker: ‘Being proved right was like his first snort of good coke.’

With Mike Baron driving you’re in for a wild ride!

Discover the Bad Road Rising series: a born-again Biker-turned private detective hot on the trail of a stolen child.

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