Writer of Spider-Man, Avengers and X-Men coming to Bay Library

Comic book author Marc Sumerak will visit Bay Library on May 1. Photo courtesy Marc Sumerak

Bay Library is celebrating comics this week beginning with a visit from comic book author Marc Sumerak on Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. for students ages 5-16.

Sumerak is well-known for his writing work on Marvel Comics' Power Pack 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, including Amazing Spider-Man Family, Hulk: Broken Worlds, Hulk Team-up and Models Inc.

Marc grew up in Cleveland wanting to work in the comic book industry. While earning his BFA in creative writing at Bowling Green State University, Sumerak had the life-changing opportunity to move to New York City and spend a semester working as a Marvel Comics editorial intern where he was asked to write the Avengers Casebook 1999. Not long after, Sumerak got the call from Marvel offering him a coveted position on the editorial staff!

In 2011, Sumerak released his first creator-owned project: All-Ghouls School, an original all-ages graphic novel. He will sell and sign copies of this book and others after his presentation at the library.

After Marc Sumerak’s visit, Bay Library will end the week on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. with "Calling all Super Heroes!" A fun program of all things SUPER for children age 4-10 years. Come as your favorite superhero and try some of our games, contests and crafts then go home with a free comic book! Register for these two programs by telephone 440-871-6392 or online at www.cuyahogalibrary.org.

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