Acclaimed superhero comics writer Mark Waid to explain "Why Superman Matters" at Lake Erie College

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Multiple Harvey and Eisner Award-winning comic book writer Mark Waid will visit Lake Erie College to speak on “Why Superman Matters” on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.

Over a prolific 30-year career, Waid has written the widest variety of well-known characters among American comics authors. His award-winning graphic novel Kingdom Come, created with artist Alex Ross for DC Comics, is one of the best-selling comics of all time.

Waid’s incredible breadth of knowledge of comics history is considered foremost among current professionals in the field. He has written extensively for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Boom! Studios, among others. Additionally, he has served in various editorial roles, including Editor-in-Chief, at a variety of publishers.

While he is best-known for his eight-year stint as monthly writer of The Flash, he has written 52, The Brave and the Bold and Superman: Birthright for DC Comics, as well as Captain America, Avengers, The Amazing Spider-man, Fantastic Four, X-men, S.H.I.E.L.D and Daredevil for Marvel Comics. A more extensive inventory of his writing credits may be found by clicking the links.

Mark Waid continues to be one of the most celebrated writers in comics. As such, this speaking event will be open to the public. It will take place in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building at Lake Erie College at 7 p.m.

"It is a delight to welcome Mark Waid to LEC," said Dr. Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and comic book enthusiast. "Mark is not only one of the all-time best writers in comics, but also he's a tremendous Superman enthusiast, and we're thrilled that he's coming to share his knowledge and expertise with our students and members of the community."

Admission is free for LEC faculty, staff and students, costing $5 in cash at the door for community members. Waid will also be signing work after the lecture.

Lake Erie College has established ties to the comics industry through the work of Dr. Swartz-Levine and others. Members of the community may recall when originator and executive producer of the Batman film series Michael Uslan delivered the keynote speech at the Founders Day celebration in 2014.

For more information about Mark Waid’s upcoming appearance at Lake Erie College, please contact Dr. Swartz-Levine at or 440-375-7456.

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