Marc Guggenheim

Marc Guggenheim

Guggenheim at the 2013 WonderCon.
Born (1970-09-24) September 24, 1970
Long Island, New York, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Television producer and comic book writer
Notable work Arrow
Legends of Tomorrow
Eli Stone
Green Lantern
Family Eric Guggenheim
David Guggenheim

Marc Guggenheim (born September 24, 1970)[1] is an American screenwriter, television producer, comic book writer, and novelist. He is best known as the creator of the television series Eli Stone (2008–2009), Arrow (2012–present), and Legends of Tomorrow (2016–present), as well as the writer of Green Lantern (2011), and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).

Early life

Marc Guggenheim was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He attended the University at Albany, State University of New York. His brother is screenwriter Eric Guggenheim.


Guggenheim worked in Boston, Massachusetts, as a lawyer and part-time writer for five years.


After a romantic comedy script led to a few meetings with producers, he moved to California to pursue a career as a screenwriter. A script for The Practice was his first produced work. He eventually served as a producer for Law & Order, Jack and Bobby, CSI: Miami, and In Justice.

With Greg Berlanti, Guggenheim is the co-creator of the ABC show Eli Stone. He later became executive producer of ABC's No Ordinary Family. Guggenheim, together with Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, adapted the Green Arrow comics into the television series Arrow, where Guggenheim serves as co-showrunner.

Comic books

He served as an intern at Marvel for a time in 1990 for editor Terry Kavanagh, and was the colorist for an eight-page Iceman/Human Torch story while there. His writing experiences also include the comic books Aquaman for DC Comics, Wolverine and The Punisher for Marvel, and scripts for the Rare Game Perfect Dark Zero. He wrote Blade for 12 issues with artist Howard Chaykin.

In 2006, Guggenheim took over the writing of The Flash.[2] Guggenheim's run concluded with the death of the fourth Flash, Bart Allen.

In 2007, Guggenheim became one of the rotating team of writers on The Amazing Spider-Man. His first story appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #549. He also launched a creator-owned comic, Resurrection, for Oni Press.

He wrote the comic book Young X-Men for Marvel which was launched in April 2008, and in 2008 was working on a comic with Hugh Jackman and Virgin Comics, Nowhere Man,[3] and on Super Zombies for Dynamite Entertainment[4] and Stephen King.[5]

He wrote the script for the 2009 video game X-Men Origins: Wolverine, developed by Raven Software, a video game based on the film of the same name.

Guggenheim was intended to take over Action Comics after the War of the Supermen limited series,[6] but was replaced by Paul Cornell. Guggenheim instead worked on Justice Society of America.[7][8]



Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer Executive producer
2001 The Practice Yes Writer (1 episode), staff writer
2003 Dragnet Yes Writer (1 episode)
2001–2004 Law & Order Yes Yes Writer (8 episodes), executive story editor; co-producer, producer
2004–2005 Jack & Bobby Yes Yes Writer (4 episodes); supervising producer
2005 CSI: Miami Yes Yes Writer (3 episodes); supervising producer
2006 In Justice Yes Yes Writer (1 episode); supervising producer
2006–2007 Brothers & Sisters Yes Yes Writer (2 episodes); consulting producer
2008–2009 Eli Stone Yes Yes Co-creator; writer (5 episodes)
2009–2010 Flashforward Yes Yes Writer (4 episodes)
2010–2011 No Ordinary Family Yes Yes Writer (3 episodes); consulting producer
2012–present Arrow Yes Yes Co-developer; writer (27 episodes)
2015–present Vixen Yes Yes Writer (1 episode)
2016–present Legends of Tomorrow Yes Yes Co-developer; writer (8 episodes)
2016 Trollhunters[9] Yes Executive Producer


Year Title Credit Notes
2011 Green Lantern Screen story by, screenplay by With Greg Berlanti & Michael Green and Michael Goldberg
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Screenplay by Based on the novel by Rick Riordan

Video games

Year Title Credit Notes
2005 Perfect Dark Zero Writer With Dale Murchie
2006 Call of Duty 3 Writer With Richard Farrelly and Adam Gascoine
2009 Join the Mosaic Writer
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Writer Based on the film directed by Gavin Hood
2010 Singularity Written by With Lindsey Allen and Emily Silver




Marvel Comics

Oni Press

Legendary Comics


Preceded by
Stuart Moore
Wolverine writer
Succeeded by
Rob Williams
Preceded by
Jason Aaron
Wolverine writer
Succeeded by
Jason Aaron
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