Michael Bailey’s parents were not gunned down in front of him by Joe Chill. Consequently he did not train his body and mind in an effort to wage war on the criminal element. He is a Batman fan, though and has been since he was a little kid. Mike grew up on a steady diet of re-runs of the Adam West/Burt Ward Batman television series and the Super Friends in addition to playing with the Batman and Robin Megos figures and later the Super Powers Batman, Robin, Joker and Penguin action figures. He also had the totally awesome Super Powers Batmobile, which is the greatest version of that toy EVER! Some of the first comics Mike read were Batman related as he checked Batman: From the ’30s to the ’70s out of the Fairview Elementary School library countless times. Somewhere along the way Mike became a Superman fan but he never lost that childhood love of the Dark Knight and his world.
Years and thousands of comic book later Mike started hosting, co-hosting or appearing on a metric ton of podcasts including Views From The Longbox, From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast (co-hosted with Jeffrey Taylor), Tales of the Justice Society of America (co-hosted with Scott Gardner), Back to the Bins (co-hosted with Scott Garnder) and Xaviers Podcast for Gifted Youngsters (co-hosted with J. David Weter and Jon Wilson). But that’s not all, surprisingly enough. Mike sits third chair on the Comics Monthly Monday episodes of Two True Freaks (hosted by Scott Gardner and Chris Honeywell), has a regular segment called Bailey’s Bookshelf on the monthly Radio K.A.L. podcast (hosted by Steve Younis and Scotty V.) which is the official podcast of the Superman Homepage and is on the Spider-Man Crawlspace Podcast (along with Brad, Kevin, Zach, J.R. and Stella). In addition to all of that Mike writes the Action Comics reviews (that’s the relaunched Action Comics, just so’s ya know) for the Superman Homepage and is one of two people to review Amazing Spider-Man for the Spider-Man Crawlspace.
Mike lives in Fayetteville, Georgia with his lovely and supportive wife Rachel and their little dog Boo.