Mike Baron

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Mike Baron
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
The Flash
The Punisher

Mike Baron is the creator of comic books Badger and, with Steve Rude, Nexus.


Mike Baron entered the comics industry with an illustrated text piece in Weird Trips Magazine #1 (March 1974) published by Kitchen Sink Press.[1] In 1981, he published his first formal comics script with Nexus, the science fiction title he co-created with illustrator Steve Rude; the series garnered numerous honors, including Eisners for both creators. A prolific creator, Baron is responsible for The Badger, Ginger Fox, Spyke, Feud, and many other comic book titles. He and artist Jackson Guice relaunched The Flash in June 1987.[2] Baron and Klaus Janson introduced the character Microchip as an ally of the Punisher in The Punisher #4 (November 1987).[3] Baron has also written numerous other mainstream characters including Batman and several Star Wars adaptations for Dark Horse Comics. He has been nominated for Best Writer in the Kirby, Harvey, and Eisner Awards, and has won two Eisners ("Best Single Issue" and "Best Writer/Artist Team" both with Rude) for his work on Nexus.[4]


Baron has listed Carl Barks[5] and Philip José Farmer as influences on his fiction writing.[6]



  1. ^ Mike Baron at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 228. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Written by Mike Baron, with art by Jackson Guice, the Flash's new adventures began with his twentieth birthday party. 
  3. ^ DeFalco, Tom; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1980s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 232. ISBN 978-0756641238. Linus 'Microchip' Lieberman first appeared in this issue by writer Mike Baron and artist Klaus Janson. 
  4. ^ "1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners". Hahn Library Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Casey, Joe (2004). "Casey Interviews Baron: Detonation Now!". Newsarama. Archived from the original on November 3, 2004. 
  6. ^ Price, Matthew (September 19, 2008). "Mike Baron talks Nexus, Badger and more". The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Archived from the original on August 17, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2013. I only claim a couple of antecedents. I’ve been greatly inspired by the science fiction work of Philip Jose Farmer. And the way a story is constructed by Carl Barks. Though you might not see that in there. 

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Preceded by
The Flash vol. 2 writer
Succeeded by
William Messner-Loebs
Preceded by
The Punisher vol. 2 writer
Succeeded by
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning