Real Name: Mark Waid

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Writer

Group Membership: Marvel Comics (Kurt Busiek, Peter David, George Perez, Kevin Smith, others)

Affiliations: Marvel Comics (Kurt Busiek, Peter David, George Perez, Kevin Smith, others), Chip Zdarsky

Enemies: Captain America (Steve Rogers), DC Comics, Giant-Man (Hank Pym)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Gatr95 (internet screenname)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed, though he did play a baseball game in Central Park, New York, USA

First Appearance: (unidentified): Captain America III#21 (September, 1999)
(identified by name but not seen): All-New, All-Different Avengers I Annual#1 (October, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: Mark Waid was an accomplished writer of both comic books and fan fiction.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Blonde

History: (Captain America III#21) - As part of the Marvel Comics baseball team, Mark Waid watched as Kurt Busiek went up to bat, reminding Kurt that it was the last inning and they needed that run. When Kurt hit the ball and ran the bases, Captain America appeared on the baseball field and ordered everyone present to clear the field but the confused players stood surprised, forcing Captain America to hit some of them with his shield to get them to move just before an Avengers Quinjet piloted by Giant-Man crashed onto the field.

(All-New, All-Different Avengers I Annual#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mark Waid chose to write fan fiction on the Freaking Awesome website under the internet screenname of Gatr95 despite crediting himself on "The Once and Future Marvel" story as Mark Waid.

(All-New, All-Different Avengers I Annual#1 - BTS) - Young heroine Ms. Marvel visited the Freaking Awesome website and decided to first read Mark Waid's "Once and Future Marvel" story, noting that the title didn't sound too noxious.

Comments: Adapted into comics by himself (Mark Waid), Andy Kubert and Jesse Delperdang.

In case you don't recognize the name, Mark Waid is a real-life comic book writer!! While this profile only covers his Earth-616 activities, you can learn more about the real Mark Waid from his website!!

Online sources list Mark Waid as appearing in Secret Wars Too! #1 (2015) but I could not find him anywhere in the issue. The closest I could think is the round table of Marvel Comics employees discussing the Secret Wars event at the beginning of the issue but the only employee who was identified in that was Jonathan Hickman and some of the others can be identified by their caricature such as Brian Michael Bendis, Tom Brevoort, etc. etc. but even then, I couldn't find a caricature that I could positively identify as Mark Waid so I chose to leave out that appearance in this profile. If a good enough argument comes along for inclusion, I'll be happy to add it to this profile...

Also, Mark Waid's "Once & Future Marvel" story actually reflected events from Earth-16101 so Waid must have unknowingly adapted those events, perhaps glimpsing the reality in a dream or something....

Profile by Proto-Man.

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Captain America III#21, p1, pan1 (Mark Waid in Marvel baseball jersey, main image)

Captain America III#21 (September, 1999) - Mark Waid (writer), Andy Kubert (pencils), Jesse Delperdang (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
All-New, All-Different Avengers I Annual#1 (October, 2016) - "Internet Randos" story - G. Willow Wilson (writer), Mahmud Asrar (art), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss, Alanna Smith (editors)

First Posted: 11/13/2018
Last updated: 11/13/2018

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