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Marc Andreyko
Andreyko at the 2013 New York Comic Con
Born (1970-06-20) June 20, 1970 (age 54)
Notable works

Marc Andreyko (born June 20, 1970) is an American comic book writer and screenwriter, best known for the true crime series Torso he co-wrote with Brian Michael Bendis and for co-creating the character Kate Spencer for DC Comics.


Andreyko created the character Kate Spencer, who became the first female DC character to assume the identity of Manhunter.

Marc Andreyko co-wrote the limited series Torso with Brian Michael Bendis, for which he was nominated for the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize Awarded by the Audience and the Prize for Scenario (script) in 2003. He and Bendis have worked with Paramount Pictures on a film adaptation of the work.

In 1991, Kent State University student Michael Mould began translating Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci into English for a comics adaptation, but died on USAir Flight 405 before he could complete it. Andreyko finished Mould's translation as The Clowns, a one-shot written by P. Craig Russell and illustrated by Galen Showman. Published in 1998 by Dark Horse Comics, The Clowns is dedicated in memory of Mould.[1]

He co-created with Russell, an Eisner- and Harvey-winning one-shot for Marvel Comics featuring Dr. Strange entitled What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?

In 1996, he directed a production of Joe Orton's Loot for the Weathervane Theater in Akron.

In 1997 he co-created (with Jay Geldhof and Galen Showman) The Lost, a Harvey-nominated comics mini-series which continued the story of Peter Pan in modern times, with the protagonist presented as an amoral vampiric boy prostitute.[2]

He has written comics for Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Todd McFarlane Productions, and Image Comics.[2]

In 2004 he began writing DC Comics' Manhunter series, relaunching it with a third volume, in which he (with artist Jesus Saiz) introduced the character of Kate Spencer, the first woman to carry the long-running "Manhunter" legacy. He also created Spencer's civilian business partner Damon Matthews, who is in a romantic relationship with superhero Obsidian, one of the few gay-identified couples in mainstream superhero comics.[3] The series ran for 38 issues,[4] and Andreyko went on to write a Manhunter back-up feature in DC Comics' Batman: Streets of Gotham monthly series shortly afterward.

Later work includes The Ferryman for Wildstorm, created by Joel Silver, with artist Jonathan Wayshak.[5] In 2010 he wrote Bruce Wayne: The Road Home: Oracle, a one-shot that tied into the Return of Bruce Wayne event. In 2011 he collaborated with artist Billy Tucci on a fill-in story for Birds of Prey, which featured his Manhunter character.[6]

In September 2013, after the creative team of J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman announced their departure from Batwoman, DC co-publisher Dan Didio announced Andreyko as the new writer of the series, starting with issue No. 25.[7] He continued as writer until the series' end with issue No. 40.

In October 2014, Andreyko was announced as the writer of DC Comics series Wonder Woman '77, set in continuity with the Lynda Carter series.[8]

Since 2016 Marc Andreyko has been a competitor on the Movie Trivia Schmoedown dubbed "The Android" and on May 31, 2019, Andreyko and his Tag Team Partner Jeff Sneider of the team known as "The Odd Couple" were crowned Tag Team Championship. He is also the first openly gay competitor to win the championship making it the first time in the show's history that a competitor from the LGBT Community has been crowned a Schmoedown Champion.

Personal life


Andreyko lives in Los Angeles.[2] He is openly gay.[9]



Early work


Marvel Comics

  • Doctor Strange: What is it that Disturbs You, Stephen? (with P. Craig Russell, graphic novel, 48 pages, 1997, ISBN 0-7851-0588-3)
  • Shadows and Light #2: "The Date" (with Jill Thompson, anthology, 1998) collected in Spider-Man: Webspinners — The Complete Collection (tpb, 480 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-3029-0681-X)
  • Blade: Sins of the Father (with Bart Sears, one-shot, 1998) collected in Blade: Blood and Chaos (tpb, 312 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-3029-1421-9)
  • The Supernaturals #1–4 (script by Andreyko from a plot by Brian Pulido, art by Ivan Reis, 1998)
  • Wolverine Annual '99: "Crying Wolf!" (with Walter A. McDaniel) and "Beer Run" (with Massimiliano Frezzato, 1999)
    • The first story is collected in Deadpool Classic Companion Volume 1 (tpb, 384 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-9294-8)
    • Both stories are collected in Wolverine: Blood Debt (tpb, 488 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-3029-1022-1)
  • Wha... Huh? (with Jim Mahfood, among other writers, one-shot, 2005) collected in Secret Wars Too (tpb, 208 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-3029-0211-3)
  • Captain America and Bucky #620–624 (co-written by Andreyko and Ed Brubaker, art by Chris Samnee, 2011–2012)
    • Collected as Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes (hc, 112 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5123-0; tpb, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5124-9)
    • Collected in Captain America: Return of the Winter Soldier Omnibus (hc, 752 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-9271-9)

Dark Horse Comics


Image Comics


DC Comics




IDW Publishing


Dynamite Entertainment


Other publishers



  1. ^ Russell, P. Craig (April 22, 1998). "The Clowns". Dark Horse Comics.
  2. ^ a b c "Creators: Marc Andreyko" Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Prism Comics. April 10, 2008.
  3. ^ Lawrence Ferber (February 14, 2006). The Advocate.
  4. ^ Jones, Seth (October 17, 2008). "Andreyko Confirms Manhunter Cancelation". Comic Book Resources.
  5. ^ "Marc Andreyko Collects The Dead In Joel Silver's 'The Ferryman'". Comic Book Resources. December 1, 2008
  6. ^ "DC Comics' FULL JULY 2011 SOLICITATIONS". Newsarama. April 11, 2011.
  7. ^ Burlingame, Russ (September 8, 2013). "Marc Andreyko is Writing Batwoman. 5 Reasons to Be Excited". comicbook.com.
  8. ^ "NYCC: DC Digital Adds "Wonder Woman '77," "Mortal Kombat X" & "Fables: Wolf Among Us"". October 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Hogan, Heather (September 9, 2013). "DC hires openly gay writer Marc Andreyko to take over 'Batwoman'". AfterEllen.com.
  10. ^ Finley, Sean (February 17, 2020). "DC's MANHUNTER Returns To Find 'The Secret History'". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on February 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Jennings, Collier (May 30, 2020). "Manhunters Canceled at DC". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on June 5, 2020.
Preceded by Batwoman writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tom DeFalco
(Savage Hawkman)
Hawkman writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by Supergirl writer
Succeeded by
Jody Houser