Marc Guggenheim

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Name: Marc Guggenheim
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Occupation: Writer, Producer, showrunner, colorist, editor,
Medium: Television, Comics, Video games
Works: Arrow, Eli Stone, No Ordinary Family, Blade, Aquaman, Wolverine, The Punisher, The Flash (DC Comics), The Amazing Spider-Man, Young X-Men, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Green Lantern (film), FlashForward, Legends of Tomorrow
Official Website(s): Official Twitter account, Official Tumblr account, IMBD, Wikipedia
Fan Website(s):
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Marc Guggenheim is an American television writer-producer. He's known in the fannish community for working on Marvel Comics and DC Comics titles, although more for creating Arrow. He often works with Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.

Influences

Similarities in style, themes across all works

Notable interactions with fans

Interacted with fans via Twitter. In 2015, Marc Guggenheim joined Tumblr, where he answers fans questions or hints at future episodes, and reblogs Tweets. Some praise the decision while others dislike it.

Opinion(s) on record about fandom, fanfic, etc.

"At the beginning, when we launched the show, the CW collected all the showrunners and told us all to go on Twitter... I love it and it’s a great way to interact with the fans. On Arrow, we have some terrific fans. It’s helpful to get that “real time” feedback. The Internet has become a presence in the writers’ room and a helpful guide to what’s working and what’s not working. Stan Lee once said that the trick to writing to comic book readers—and I think this applies to all audiences—is that you don’t write what they want, but write what they need. That’s how I internalize things. If you wrote everything the fans were asking for, it would end up being a disaster. I use them as a barometer of success and failure. What are they curious about or not curious about? It’s fun in that regard."[1]

Criticisms

References

  1. Catching Up with Arrow Showrunner Marc Guggenheim. Paste Magazine. Written By: Mark Rozeman. Published June 8, 2014. (Accessed 17 June 2014).