Illustration by M. K. Perker

Matthew K. Manning is a comic book writer, historian, and fan. Over the course of his career, he's written for many comic book titles including Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Batman, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Titans Go!, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, TMNT: Amazing Adventures, TMNT: New Animated Adventures, Beware the Batman, The Batman Strikes!, Batman: 80-Page Giant 2010, Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century, Justice League Adventures, Looney Tunes, Spider-Man Unlimited, Marvel Romance Redux, and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

When not writing comics, Manning is the author of over 75 books, including his newest chapter book series Xander and the Rainbow-Barfing Unicorns for Capstone. For Andrews McMeel, he has written The Batman Files and The Superman Files, two comprehensive "scrapbook" style histories of the famous icons. For DK Publishing, he has written Batman: A Visual History, Batman Character Encyclopedia, Spider-Man Chronicle, Spider-Man: Inside the World of Your Friendly Neighborhood Hero, Iron Man: The Ultimate Guide to the Armored Super Hero, Wolverine: Inside the World of the Living Weapon, and several other titles. For Insight Editions, he has co-authored DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman with author S.D. Perry and artist Ming Doyle, and has written The World According to the Joker, The World According to Wonder Woman, The World According to Wolverine, and Deadpool: Drawing the Merc With a Mouth, among other titles. Some of his other book credits include The Batman Vault for Running Press, The Art of Captain America and The Art of Thor for Marvel, as well as a series of children's books starring Superman, Flash and Batman for Stone Arch Books.

He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife Dorothy and their two daughters, Lillian and Gwendolyn.