Mark Waid

Mark Waid

Nearly every Marvel hero has benefited from Mark Waid's snappy dialogue and penchant for penning timeless tales! Waid's work cuts through the excessive add-ons tacked onto characters over decades of use with surgical precision, making them the best possible versions of themselves. Waid has made many solo heroes dynamic and compelling, starting with Captain America and continuing to Daredevil!

Mark Waid's Greatest Hits

Captain America: Reborn

in Captain America (1968) #444

Mark Waid's streamlined CAPTAIN AMERICA debut embodies what the creator does best. Gone are the trappings and baggage of issues past, replaced with nothing but Captain America and his never-ending battle against tyranny and oppression, this time embodied once again by the Red Skull!

Captain America: A Hero Returned

in Captain America (1998) #1

Waid continued his work with Steve Rogers in this even lengthier stretch of issues from the late '90s. Waid's affection for the character shines through in every issue, as he pays homage to the past by bringing back Cap's original shield, and looks to the future with the creation of the star-spangled Avenger's first energy shield.

Fantastic Four: Return To Form

in Fantastic Four (1998) #60

Much like his run on CAPTAIN AMERICA, Waid's work with artist Mike Wieringo on FANTASTIC FOUR revitalized the series, infusing it once again with a light-hearted approach with an eye towards exploration. From investigating the FF's financial situation to dealing with a suddenly human Galactus, the Waid/Wieringo run is essential reading for any Marvel fan!

Hulk: Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

in Indestructible Hulk (2012) #1

Faced with a legacy of destruction, Dr. Bruce Banner teams up with S.H.I.E.L.D. to provide him with the equipment and space to create scientific miracles. The only catch: S.H.I.E.L.D. gets to use his Hulk out fits how they see fit-usually by dropping him on costumed terrorists!