Mike Manley was born in Detroit, Michigan and has been drawing and working in comics and commercial art since he was 15. He has been a working comic book professional since the age of 23. His powerful and expressive drawings, dynamic inks and strong story telling skills, have made him an in-demand artist for some of comic’s top titles for all of the major publishers. In 1984 Mike moved to Philadelphia and started working for Marvel and DC comics. Mike finally landed at Marvel with the popular Transformers comic and quickly moved on to other established characters like Conan, and Spiderman. Not content to stay in place and in demand, Mike moved back to DC Comics in 1993 and became the regular artist on their most popular character Batman, starting with the 500th issue which sold 2 million copies. Mike drew the book at the height of the character’s popularity. While at DC, Mike added Superman and Shazam to his roster of work.
In 1995 Mike formed Action Planet Inc. to publish his own comics and ideas. Starting with Action Planet Comics, featuring Monsterman, and now with his on-line web comic G.I.R.L.. Patrol Mike is venturing out to do what he has always dreamed of: his own characters his own way. 1996-to present. Mike joined the staff at Warner Bros., doing storyboards and background designs from his home in Philadelphia on the highly successful Kids WB Superman, Batman and the new smash hit, Batman Beyond animated TV shows. He has also worked on a spot for Disney’s One Saturday Morning, and the Clerks animated series based on the Kevin Smith movie. Mike’s also done work on Spawn for HBO and on MTV’s Spy Groove series.