After years of hard work, writer/editor Marc Sumerak has made
his lifelong dream of working in the comic book industry a reality!
Sumerak began his writing career over a decade ago with the
on-line writing endeavor, Abandoned
Warehouse Press. Alongside high school friend Jerry Negrelli,
Sumerak wrote and edited dozens of titles for AWP
and co-created hundreds of off-beat characters.
While earning his BFA in Creative Writing at Bowling Green State
University, Sumerak had the life-changing opportunity to move
to NYC and spend a semester working as a Marvel Comics editorial
intern. The experience provided Sumerak with the knowledge and
contacts necessary to prepare him for the long road ahead...
After completing his internship, Sumerak was asked to write
CASEBOOK 1999 -- an informative look at previous issues
of Marvel's AVENGERS series. Not long after, Sumerak
got the call from Marvel offering him a coveted position on
the editorial staff!
One week after graduating from college, Sumerak moved back to
NYC to join the Marvel editorial team. During his time on staff
(close to four years), he worked as Assistant Editor to Senior
Editor Tom Brevoort on over 500 comic book publications -- including
runs on AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR, THOR, IRON MAN and
Sumerak also edited a number of his own titles during his time
on staff, including AGENT X, INHUMANS and the critically-acclaimed
-- a book whose original concept was proposed and developed
After leaving Marvel's editorial staff at the end of 2003, Sumerak
returned to his hometown of Cleveland, and began to pursue freelance
writing work... and it wasn't long before he was once again
working with Marvel Comics, this time as a writer!
Sumerak is well-known for his writing work on Marvel Comics'
and the Eisner & Harvey Award nominated FRANKLIN
RICHARDS: SON OF A GENIUS. Over the past few years,
Sumerak has written multiple-issue story arcs on both MARVEL
ADVENTURES: AVENGERS and MARVEL
ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN. He has also contributed stories
for a number of anthologies, one-shots, and limited series,
SPIDER-MAN FAMILY, HULK:
BROKEN WORLDS, HULK
X: FIRST CLASS, WHAT
IF? and many more! Sumerak has even been fortunate enough
to create brand new characters and series for Marvel in both
and MACHINE TEEN!
Sumerak returned to his editorial roots to work
as a Consulting Editor on Chris Claremont's epic X-MEN
FOREVER 2. He has provided English adaptations for a
number of Marvel's American editions of Soleil's titles, including
ANGELS. Recent writing contributions for Marvel include
a story in the I
AM AN AVENGER anthology and a CHAOS
WAR: GOD SQUAD one-shot.
In 2011, Sumerak released his first creator-owned project: ALL-GHOULS
SCHOOL -- an original all-ages graphic novel
from IDW Publishing!
Other clients that Sumerak has worked with include DC Comics,
American Greetings, the U.S. Army, the Elks, SAMHSA, PBS Kids,
Pepperidge Farm, Tyson Foods, Restaurant Business Magazine,
Triple-A Baseball, SEGA, and more!
Sumerak currently resides in Cleveland, OH.