26 Facts About Mark Waid


Mark Waid is an American comic book writer best known for his work on DC Comics titles The Flash, Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright as well as his work on Captain America, Fantastic Four and Daredevil for Marvel.


In October 2018, Mark Waid joined Humanoids Publishing as Director of Creative Development before being promoted to Publisher in February 2020.


Mark Waid entered the comics field during the mid-1980s as an editor and writer on Fantagraphics Books' comic book fan magazine, Amazing Heroes.


In 1987, Mark Waid was hired as an editor for DC Comics where he worked on such titles as Action Comics, Doom Patrol, Infinity, Inc.


In 1989 Mark Waid left editorial work for freelance writing assignments.


Mark Waid worked for DC's short-lived Impact Comics line where he wrote The Comet and scripted dialogue for Legend of the Shield.


In 1992 Mark Waid began the assignment which would bring him to wider recognition in the comics industry, when he was hired to write The Flash by editor Brian Augustyn.


Mark Waid later co-created the Onslaught character for the X-Men line.


Marvel editors Ralph Macchio and Mark Gruenwald hired him as Gruenwald's successor as writer of Captain America, during which Waid was paired with artist Ron Garney.


Mark Waid wrote the short-lived spin-off series Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty from 1998 to 1999, having written 10 of the 12 issues.


Mark Waid's contributions included JLA: Year One, as well as work on the ongoing series.


Mark Waid collaborated with artists Bryan Hitch and Paul Neary on JLA and the JLA: Heaven's Ladder one-shot.


In 2000, Mark Waid co-wrote a series named Empire with Barry Kitson, whose protagonist was a Doctor Doom-like supervillain named Golgoth who had defeated all superheroes and conquered the world.


Mark Waid began an acclaimed run as writer of Marvel's Fantastic Four in 2002 with his former Flash artist Mike Wieringo, with Marvel releasing their debut issue, Fantastic Four vol.


In 2003 Mark Waid wrote the origin of the "modern" Superman with Superman: Birthright, a twelve-part limited series which was meant to be the new official origin story of the Man of Steel.


Mark Waid returned to writing Legion of Super-Heroes in December 2004, teaming again with Barry Kitson.


In 2005, Mark Waid signed a two-year exclusive contract with DC Comics.


Mark Waid co-wrote the 52 limited series with Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, and Keith Giffen that lasted for one year and covered the events that take place during the year in the DC Universe following Infinite Crisis.


In July 2011 Marvel relaunched a monthly Daredevil series with Mark Waid on writing duties.


Mark Waid received a "Best Writer" Harvey Award as well for his Daredevil work.


In 2011, Mark Waid established a free digital comics website Thrillbent, launching the site with the title Insufferable.


Mark Waid later wrote All-New, All-Different Avengers, Black Widow, and The Avengers.


Mark Waid launched with artist Javier Garron a Ant-Man and the Wasp miniseries to tie into the release of the 2019 film of the same name.


Mark Waid teamed up with artist Gabriel Rodriguez to produce an original story with new characters created specifically for the anthology.


Meyer accused Mark Waid of convincing Antarctic Press not to publish Meyer's graphic novel Jawbreakers.


Mark Waid launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to fight the suit, and denied having anything to do with Antarctic Press' decision, a statement verified in deposition by the publisher of Antarctic Press.