When: Wed., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Night Man was a ridiculous show that ran on late-night television. That's not Steve Englehart's fault, though - the original comic he created was pretty cool, as has been much of the work he's done as a lead writer for both Marvel and DC and as the founder of Malibu Comics' Ultraverse. In the thrilling, magic-filled The Plain Man, Englehart's alchemist hero Max August travels to Wickr, a Burning Man-like festival, to take on some major baddies. Englehart will be at Moe's (2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley) on Wednesday, Aug. 3. 7:30 p.m., free. 510-849-2087 or MoesBooks.com.