Michael Vance

(Writer - Forbidden Adventures, The History of the American Comics Group; Straw Men; Angel of Death; The Adventures of Captain Nemo; Holiday Out; Bloodtide)

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Michael Vance


Michael Vance has been published in dozens of magazines and as a syndicated columnist and cartoonist in over 500 newspapers. His history book, Forbidden Adventures, The History of the American Comics Group, has been called a benchmark in comics history. His magazine work has been published in seven countries, he briefly ghosted an internationally syndicated comic strip, and his own strip for five years called Holiday Out was reprinted as a comic book.

Vance also wrote comic book titles including Straw Men, Angel of Death, The Adventures of Captain Nemo, Holiday Out and Bloodtide.

His thirty short stories have been published in a multitude of magazines and recorded by legendary actor William (Murder She Wrote) Windom. His novels include Weird Horror Tales, Weird Horror Tales: The Feasting, Weird Horror Tales: Light End, Global Star (with Mel Fox and R. A. Jones), and The Equation.

Vance's weekly comics review column, Suspended Animation, was continuously published for more than twenty years in fanzines, newspapers, and on over eighty websites. At its peak, it was read by approximately 4,000,000 readers. It is the longest, continuously published, comics review column in the world.

Vance also created the Oklahoma Cartoonists Collection housed in the Toy and Action Figure Museum in Paula Valley, Oklahoma, and was a keynote speaker at the Uncanny Adventures of 0kie Cartoonists exhibit at the Oklahoma Historical Museum in Oklahoma City.