Michael Vance is the creator and co-author of the Suspended Animation.

Michael was first published in The Professor's Story Hour chapbook at the age of 11 and became a professional freelance writer in 1977. He has been published in dozens of magazines and as a syndicated columnist and cartoonist in more than 500 newspapers. His history book, Forbidden Adventure: The History of the American Comics Group, has been called a "benchmark in comics history."

His magazine work has been published in seven countries, and includes articles for Starlog, Jack & Jill and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He briefly ghosted an internationally syndicated comic strip and his own strip, Holiday Out, was reprinted as a comic book. He also wrote comic book titles including Straw Men, Angel of Death, The Adventures of Captain Nemo and Bloodtide, as well as 23 short stories about the fictional town Light's End, which have been widely published. His work has appeared in several comic book anthologies, and he is listed in the Who's Who of American Comic Books & Comic Book Superstars.

He worked in newspapers for 22 years as an editor, writer and advertising manager. He is currently communications director of a nonprofit agency, the Tulsa Boys' Home, in Tulsa, Okla.

Reviews by Michael include:

Aliens vs. Predator: Xenogenesis

All Star Companion: Vol. 3

Another Suburban Romance

Battle Pope


The Birthday Riots

Blab!, Vol. 15

Black & White Images: Second Annual Collection

Broad Appeal

Brusel: Cities of the Fantastic

Bone: Old Man's Cave


Captain Gravity: The Power of the Vril

Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham

The Comics Journal Library: Jack Kirby

The Compleat Cannon

Complete Dennis the Menace

Creature Tech

Cyberforce: Rising from the Ashes

Darkness: Ultimate Collection

Decoy, Menagerie

Dick Tracy: The Collins Case Files, Volume 1

Dixie Road

Drawing the Line

The Dreamland Chronicles: Book One

Early Works

Ed's Terrestrials

Essential #7: The Amazing Spider-Man

The Eye Collection

Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Fandom's Finest Comics

Far West

Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

Flaming Carrot: Man of Mystery

Generic Trade Paperback

Graphic Classics
• #2: Arthur Conan Doyle
• #4: H.P. Lovecraft
• #5: Jack London
• #13: Rafael Sabatini
• #14: Gothic Classics

Growing Old with B.C.: A Fifty Year Celebration


He Done Her Wrong

Hello, Again

Hero Gets Girl: The Life & Art of Kurt Schaffenberger

Isaac the Pirate: To Exotic Lands


The King

Li'l Santa

The Lone & Level Sands

Lost in Space: Voyage to the Bottom of the Soul

Meanwhile: A Biography of Milton Caniff

Moby Dick

Mystic: Rite of Passage

Nocturnals: Witching Hour

No Pasaran

Our Gang



Pistolwhip: The Yellow Menace

Pizzeria Kamikaze

Plastic Man: The Plastic Man Archives, Vol. 1

Pogo Revisited

The Rhinegold


Sigil: Mark of Power

Sojourn #6: The Berserker's Tale

Speed Abater

Steve Canyon: Vol. 1-2: 1947-48

Sundiata: A Legend of Africa

Superman vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future

Supreme: The Return

Table for One

Tales of the Terminal Diner

A Treasury of Victorian Murder

The Trouble With Girls


Vampirella vs. the Cult of Chaos

The Victorian: Part II, Self-Immolation

Vixens' Keep

Will Elder: The Mad Playboy of Art

The X-Files: Volume 1

Young Gods & Friends