Mike Baron broke into comics in 1981 with Nexus, his science fiction title co-created with illustrator Steve Rude; the series garnered numerous honors, including Eisners for both creators. A prolific creator, Mike is responsible for The Badger, Ginger Fox, Spyke, Feud, and many other comic book titles. Baron has also written numerous mainstream characters, most notably DC's The Flash and Batman, Marvel's The Punisher, and several Star Wars adaptations for Dark Horse. He has been nominated for Best Writer in the Kirby, Harvey and Eisner Awards, and has won two Eisners for his work on Nexus.
Baron graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in political science. He lives in Colorado with his dog, cat and wildebeest.
He also had a sign in his front yard in Fitchburg, WI that read "Prairie restoration in progress".
Baron has listed Carl Barks and Philip Jose Farmer as influences on his fiction writing.