Marc Sumerak began his writing career in the late 1990s as co-creator of the on-line comic book site, Abandoned Warehouse Press. Since then, he has contributed as Writer and Editor to hundreds of mainstream comic books and related publications.
While earning his BFA in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State University, Sumerak spent a semester as a Marvel Comics Editorial Intern. Soon after, Sumerak landed his first writing assignment -- AVENGERS CASEBOOK 1999
Next, Sumerak joined the Marvel Comics staff as an Assistant Editor. Alongside Senior Editor Tom Brevoort, he worked on over 500 comic book publications -- including runs on AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, THOR, IRON MAN and many more! Sumerak also edited a number of titles himself, including AGENT X, INHUMANS, and SENTINEL. He left Editorial in late 2003 to pursue freelance writing work.
As a Writer, Sumerak is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' POWER PACK
and the Eisner & Harvey Award nominated FRANKLIN RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS
(with Chris Eliopoulos). He has also written mutiple MARVEL ADVENTURES
titles and stories for a variety of anthologies, one-shots, and limited series. Sumerak even created brand new series for Marvel in both GUARDIANS
and MACHINE TEEN
(whose antagonist, Holden Radcliffe
, was featured on Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. television show).
In 2011, Sumerak released ALL-GHOULS SCHOOL
-- an original all-ages graphic novel from IDW Publishing.
In mid-2017, Sumerak began providing the storyline for the popular mobile video game, MARVEL: FUTURE FIGHT
Sumerak continues to write comics, informational guides, promotional material, video games, and more for a number of high-profile clients. He also provides script critiques and serves as a mentor for Comics Experience
Sumerak resides in Cleveland, OH, with his wife, daughter, and dog.