Mike Carey (born 1959) is a British writer of comic books, novels and films.
Carey was born in Liverpool, England, in 1959 and earned a degree at Oxford before becoming a teacher. He continued to teach for 15 years before moving on to writing comics.
After a series of one-off jobs for independent comics companies, including a biographical comic of Ozzy Osbourne and a fantasy about the band Pantera, Carey gained regular employment at 2000 AD, where he created original series Th1rt3en and Carver Hale.
He went on to write the Eisner Award-nominated comic book Lucifer and issues 175 to 215 of Hellblazer, for the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, along with the original graphic novels The Sandman Presents: The Furies with John Bolton and Hellblazer: All His Engines with Leonardo Manco.
He is the ongoing writer of X-Men (the so-called "Adjectiveless" title) working with artist Chris Bachalo, plus Ultimate Fantastic Four and Ultimate Vision for Marvel Comics.
He also has three forthcoming Vertigo series: Faker a six part mini-series with art by Jock (qv The Losers); a second graphic novel, God Save the Queen, with John Bolton, featuring Queen Titania, Oberon, Puck, Nuala and Cluracan from the Sandman and Books of Magic comics; and Crossing Midnight with Jim Fern. September 2006 saw the long-delayed start of Wetworks: Worldstorm with Whilce Portacio for Wildstorm Comics. He is also listed as one of the first authors on DC's Minx imprint for teenaged girls, his second Minx title being co-written with with his daughter, Louise.
Carey's first prose novel, The Devil You Know, was released in the UK by Orbit books in April 2006 and a US hardcover will be published in July 2007. The sequel, Vicious Circle, was published in October 2006. Carey is currently in the final stages of writing the third novel in the series, titled Dead Men's Boots.
His first feature film, the erotic ghost story Frost Flowers, is currently in production.
He currently lives in London with his wife, Lin, and his children, Davey, Ben and Louise.
Comics work includes:
Aquarius: "Promised Lands" (with Ken Meyer Jr, in Toxic! #30-31, 1991)
Ozzy Osbourne (Malibu Comics, 1993)
Pantera (Malibu Comics, 1994)
Inferno (with Michael Gaydos, Caliber, 5 issue mini-series, 1995, tpb, Titan Books, 144 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-84023-764-3)
Suicide Kings (in Negative Burn #49, Caliber, 1997)
Dr Faustus (Caliber, 1997)
"Eggs is Eggs" (with Cliff Robinson, in 2000 AD #1145, 1999)
"Doin' Time" (with Ben McCloud, in 2000 AD #1147, 1999)
The Sandman Presents: Lucifer - The Morningstar Option #1-3 (prequel to Lucifer) (DC Vertigo. Collected, 1999)
The Sandman Presents: Petrefax #1-4 (DC Vertigo. Collected, 2000)
The Sandman Present: The Furies (DC Vertigo, 2002, tpb, 96 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0093-1)
Lucifer #1-75 (DC Vertigo. Collections to Volume 10, 2000-2006)
Lucifer: Nirvana (DC Vertigo, 2002)
Carver Hale: Twisting the Knife (with, Mike Perkins and Dylan Teague, in 2000 AD #1236-1240, 1247-1249, 2001, tpb, 2005, ISBN 1-904265-62-6 )
"The Wedding Breakfast" (in Flinch #16, DC Vertigo, 2001)
Tharg's Future Shocks (with John Charles):
"Inside Job" (in 2000 AD #1230, 2001)
"Right Back At Ya" (in 2000 AD #1287, 2002)
Just 1 Page #1-4 (single pages in annual charity magazine: "Little Nemo", UK comics, The Spider, Raven on the Wing. Plus 24 minute comic #1 & #2 reprinted in Just1Page #3 & #4 respectively, 2001-2006)
Th1rt3en (with Andy Clarke, in 2000 AD #1289-1299, 2002, tpb, 2005, ISBN 1-904265-36-7)
"In the House of Light" (in 9-11: Volume One, 2002)
Tharg the Mighty: "A Night 2 Remember" (with various artists and writers, in 2000 AD #1280, 2002)
Hellblazer: Exposed (in 9-11: Volume Two, 2002)
Hellblazer #175-215 and 229 (DC Vertigo. Collections also published to #200, 2002-2006)
Hellblazer: All His Engines (DC Vertigo, 2005)
"Fear is the Key" (in Gotham Knights #37, 2003)
"El Genio Eterno de Leonardo - The Timeless Genius of Leonardo" (in Companero Leonardo, 2004)
My Faith In Frankie (with Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel, DC/Vertigo, 4 issue mini-series, tpb, 97 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0390-6)
"The Barker: When You're Strange" (in Detective Comics #801-804, 2005)
Red Sonja: She-Devil With a Sword #0-6 (with co-writer: Michael Avon Oeming; Art: Mel Rubi, Caesar Roderiquez and Richard Isanove, Dynamic Entertainment, 2005, tpb, 2006, ISBN 1-933305-11-8)
Spellbinders: Signs and Wonders (with Mike Perkins, Marvel Comics, 6 issue mini-series, tpb, 144 pages, 2005, ISBN 0-7851-1756-3)
Vampirella: Revelations #0-3 ( Harris Comics. Collected, 2005)
Ultimate Elektra #1-5 (2005, Marvel Comics. Collected, 2005)
24 Minute Comic #1 and #2 (stories for Just 1 Page charity comic, 2004-2005)
Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere #1-9 (with Glenn Fabry, DC/Vertigo, 2005-2006, tpb, October 2006 ISBN 1-4012-1007-4)
*Ultimate Fantastic Four #19-20, 33-? (Marvel Comics, 2005-2007, on-going)
What if? (Marvel, 2006, tpb, 152 pages, 2006 ISBN 0-7851-1902-7)
*X-Men #188-? (Marvel Comics, 2006, on-going)
Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis (with Kurt Busiek and Glenn Fabry, DC, 2006, tpb, 144 pages, November 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1145-3)
*Wetworks: Worldstorm (with Whilce Portacio, Wildstorm, 2006, on-going)
*Crossing Midnight (with Jim Fern, Vertigo, 2006, on-going)
*Ultimate Vision #0- (Marvel Comics, 2006, 5 issue mini-series, on-going)
Legion of Monsters: Werewolf by Night (with Greg Land, Marvel, 2007, forthcoming - February)
God Save the Queen (with John Bolton, Vertigo, 2007, forthcoming - April)
Faker (with Jock, 6 issue mini-series, Vertigo, 2007 forthcoming)
The Devil You Know (UK: April 6, 2006)
Vicious Circle (UK: October 5, 2006)
Dead Men's Boots (UK: 2007)
Frost Flowers (Screenplay)
In Thule With Jessica (poem in Xconnect vol. 6 #2)
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