10434170_10203143845265205_3485657061980305456_nMichael is the creator and writer of graphic novels The Fall of Mithrysus and Tales from the Stacks. He is also the author of Heroic Inspirations, an exploration of superhero stories and the life lessons we can draw from them. His short fiction appears in a number of literary magazines and genre anthologies.

As a cultural studies scholar, he has presented at academic conferences on the cultural and psychological roles superheroes play in our society. To that end, he is the Professor Geek and the Catholic Bible Geek behind the so named YouTube channels. He teaches writing, rhetoric and American literature in Central Virginia. Subscribe to him on YouTube at Professor Geek and Catholic Bible Geek. Follow him on Twitter @MichaelCritzer and at @Geek_Catholic and on Instagram @MichaelCritzer.