New York Times best-selling author Mark Waid
has worked for every major company in the comics industry in a nearly three-decade-long career, writing thousands of issues, including runs of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, X-MEN, KA-ZAR and FANTASTIC FOUR. His other works of note include his collaboration with painter Alex Ross on Kingdom Come
, which earned an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series. Waid enjoyed his greatest outpouring of critical acclaim with the Eisner Award-winning DAREDEVIL - including a revered collaboration with frequent artistic partner Chris Samnee. He later took on such diverse pop-cultural icons as Princess Leia and Archie, and ushered in a new era of greatness for Earth's Mightiest Heroes in ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS. His Marvel work continued with AVENGERS, BLACK WIDOW, CAPTAIN AMERICA, CHAMPIONS and DOCTOR STRANGE.
Artist Kev Walker
cut his teeth on the venerable British comics magazine 2000 AD
, eventually moving on to the publisher's flagship character Judge Dredd
and other popular series. After illustrating ANNIHILATION: NOVA, Walker teamed with writer Fred Van Lente on MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 and its follow-up, MARVEL ZOMBIES 4. He also drew writer Jeff Parker's THUNDERBOLTS before joining Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum in pitting Marvel's youngest heroes against each other in the kill-or-be-killed AVENGERS ARENA. "Hopeless" and Walker reunited for the follow-up AVENGERS UNDERCOVER, while the artist has worked on numerous other AVENGERS titles.