Mike Wieringo was born in Italy and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia -- an American citizen from birth, with dual citizenship in Italy until he was 18. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia, USA, graduating with a degree in Fashion Illustration, and broke into comics as a penciler with the Millennium Publications series Pat Savage and Doc Savage: Doom Dynasty in 1991.
Two years later, he pencilled the cover of the anthology comic book Negative Burn #1 (1993), from Caliber Press.
Wieringo broke into mainstream publisher DC Comics pencilling the cover and co-pencilling (with Lee Moder) the 30-page Justice League International lead story in Justice League Quarterly #11 (Summer 1993). Wieringo then pencilled a 13-page backup feature starring the superheroines Doctor Light and Ice in Justice League Quarterly #12 (Autumn 1993).
- Mike kept a blog until the weekend he passed away, it is still up for posterity and as a memorial to Mike. He was also well known for being an extremely nice guy, and loved to share things with his fans. Unfortunately, due to his untimely death, he was unable to work on many of the ideas he had for when his exclusivity contract with Marvel was to end. Ideas like "Prince of Saturn". Mike also had a cat named Charlie, who he considered his best friend. He was a vegetarian, and while it was partly for health reasos, he just loved animals too much to eat them.
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- Gallery of Mike Wieringo's pictures
- Mike Wieringo's Images as a Penciler
- Mike Wieringo's Images as a Cover Artist
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