Writer Spotlight

Mark Waid

Eisner-winning writer Mark Waid had an extensive history as a comic book creator long before his first work for Marvel in 1994. Since then, Waid has brought his energetic storytelling to many classic titles. After successful runs on X-Men (1991) and Captain America (1998), Waid became a fan-favorite writer for Daredevil. Discover the best of Mark Waid with our favorite selections!

Best of Mark Waid

Deadpool Walks Into a Bar...

in Deadpool (1994) #1

Deadpool's 1994 mini-series was Mark Waid's first published work at Marvel. Deadpool goes to his favorite bar, and is soon attacked by gun-wielding goons. Waid brings his sharp sense of humor to Marvel's beloved anti-hero.

Legion Quest

in Uncanny X-Men (1981) #321

Waid provides dialogue to writer Scott Lobdell's plot. In Legion Quest, the X-Men must take down Professor Xavier's mutant son. An early adventure with Professor X and Magneto is recounted.

Age of Apocalypse

in X-Men: Alpha (1995) #1

Mark Waid takes on Age of Apocalypse in this alternate universe one shot. In a dystopian future, Magneto carries the torch of his fallen comrade, Charles Xavier. The X-Men get apocalyptic make-overs by artists Roger Cruz and Steve Epting.

Onslaught

in X-Men (1991) #53

Onslaught, the X-Men's fiercest telepathic foe, was a co-creation of Mark Waid and Scott Lobdell. Jean Grey goes into psionic battle with Onslaught, and realizes she may be overpowered. A tie-in issue to the Onslaught event!

Captain America: Operation Rebirth

in Captain America (1968) #444

Waid's first issue on a Captain America series. The Avengers must prevent a terrorist attack on Lincoln Memorial, but with Captain America out of commission the task seems impossible. The rebirth of Captain America!

The Return of Steve Rogers

in Captain America (1998) #1

Mark Waid teams-up with artist Ron Garney on his second Captain America series. Newly-resurrected, Cap must navigate a modern world that is entirely unfamiliar. First on the agenda? Taking down a terrorist cell in Japan, led by none other than Lady Deathstrike!

Fantastic Four: Unthinkable

in Fantastic Four (1998) #68

Waid had an acclaimed run on Fantastic Four in 2002. In the Unthinkable arc, Franklin and Valeria Richards fall under attack by Doctor Doom.

Spider-Man: House of M

in Spider-Man: House of M (2005) #1

Marvel's mutants weren't the only heroes affected by House of M. After Scarlet Witch rewrites reality, Peter Parker becomes wealthy, famous, and is married to Gwen Stacy. But is Spider-Man's life truly as glamourous as it seems?

Indestructible Hulk

in Indestructible Hulk (2012) #1

The first issue in Waid's extensive run on Indestructible Hulk. Bruce Banner is recruited to be an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But will Hulk, Banner's alter-ego, want to play by the rules?

Daredevil Reloaded

in Daredevil (2014) #1

Artist Chris Samnee joins Mark Waid on the writer's second Daredevil series. In the opening issue, Matt Murdock relocates his law firm to San Francisco. What adventures will follow Daredevil to the West Coast?

Who Shot Bruce Banner?

in Hulk (2014) #1

Following his run on Indestructible Hulk, Waid reboots the Gamma Green Giant with this ongoing series. Somebody has shot Bruce Banner in the head. Dr. Aaron Carpenter must save the life of his former college colleague. Mark Bagley provides interior art.