Mark Waid has written a wider variety of well-known characters than any other American comics author, from Superman to the Justice League to Spider-Man to Archie, and hundreds of others. His award-winning graphic novel with artist Alex Ross, Kingdom Come, remains one of the bestselling comics collections of all time. With over 20 years of experience in his field, Mr. Waid maintains a blog that is full of advice for beginning writers and experienced authors both.
Mr. Waid has stated that his comics work was heavily influenced by Adventure Comics 369–370 (1968), the two-part Legion story by Jim Shooter and Mort Weisinger that introduced the villain Mordru: “It's a blueprint for everything I write.”
Peter Krause is an American illustrator and comic book artist. He is best known for his work on various DC Comics titles, most notably the Superman-related titles and a three-year run on The Power of Shazam! He has also worked on Captain Marvel and other DC superheroes along with work for Marvel and their Marvel Family. He was the layout artist for the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Metropolis: Special Crimes Unit, Birds of Prey, and Secret Files.
He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a BA in both journalism and studio arts. Since the mid-1990s, Mr. Krause has worked with a number of advertising agencies and production houses in North America. His work includes storyboards, print concepts, ad layouts, billboard designs, interior retail concepts and depictions of promotional events.
Diego Barreto began teaming up with his father in the 1990’s with such titles as DC’s Xero, later working on his own art in Supergirl, Robin, and Green Arrow. Beginning in January 2010, Mr. Barreto accompanied Peter Krause as a fill-in artist on issues of Irredeemable and continues to do so today working on Eureka for Boom!