MIKE W. BARR has contributed to some of pop culture's most enduring series, including Sherlock Holmes, Ellery Queen, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Captain America, The Hulk, Batman, Doctor Who and The Simpsons. He's also created a few, including the comic book series Camelot 3000, Batman and the Outsiders, The Maze Agency (nominated for both the Eisner and Harvey Awards as "Best New Series") and Mantra. He has written Internet comics for Icebox and Stan Lee Media, and lived to tell the tale, as well as an Internet comic strip, Sorcerer of Fortune. With artist Jim Aparo he created the character Katana, who has appeared in Batman: the Brave and the Bold and Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.
His first short story was published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1973, and has been followed by short stories in Arkham Tales, the Hot Blood anthology series, the heroic anthology Path of the Bold and an anthology of Kolchak: The Night Stalker stories. He returned to The Maze Agency for a short story in Moonstone's anthology Sex, Lies and Private Eyes.
In 2003 he published the Star Trek novel Gemini, as well as contributing to the Trek e-novel Mere Anarchy, which was published in 2009. His book on DC science fiction comics of the Silver Age, The Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion, was published in 2007. 2009 saw publication of The Wolverine Files, to tie in with the movie.
He lives in a house with too many cats and not enough books.