On this day in Alabama history: Mark Waid was born in Hueytown

On this day in Alabama history: Mark Waid was born in Hueytown
Josh Fialkov, Chris Samnee and Mark Waid signing autographs at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2); April 26, 2013. (Pat Loika, Wikipedia)

March 21, 1962

Comic book writer Mark Waid was born in Hueytown. With more than 30 years of experience, Waid has written for every major comic book publisher, including DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Archie. His highly acclaimed work includes popular titles such as “The Flash,” “Fantastic Four” and “Captain America,” and the best-selling miniseries “Kingdom Come.” In 2011, his relaunch of the Marvel series “Daredevil” with artist Paolo Rivera earned him both an Eisner Award and Harvey Award for Best Writer. Waid is also the founder of the free digital comics website Thrillbent and the former editor-in-chief and chief creative officer of Boom! Studios, where he wrote titles such as “Irredeemable” and “Incorruptible.”

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