Michael Ryan is a comic book artist, famously known for being attached solely to Marvel Comics. In 2004, Marvel Comics signed a 3-year contract with an eager Ryan, whose first work was New X-Men: Academy X with Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada would later say "Michael shouldn't be so humble about his art. Marvel recognized his talent, as have the fans, and it rocks. We don't want him anywhere else but here!".
Ryan later became publicly known for his brief tenure on the Marvel Comics' award-winning series, Runaways along with writer Joss Whedon. He is currently drawing X-Men: Manifest Destiny. He also briefly drew the Mystique mini-series, as well as the New Excalibur series with writer Frank Tieri.
Ryan has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.