He worked on such Marvel Comics projects as Savage Sword of Conan, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Magazine, Marvel Preview, Tales of the Zombie, Monsters Unleashed, Planet of the Apes, Rampaging Hulk, The Silver Surfer, and storybooks featuring Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.
His Transformers work consisted of four Marvel Big Looker storybooks (published 1984–1986), some of which were later adapted into “read along” storybooks: Battle for Cybertron, The Great Car Rally, Car Show Blow Up, and The Story of Wheelie, The Wild Boy of Quintesson
Covers and trading cards
In addition to his work for Marvel, Norem painted illustrations and covers for the Worlds of Power, Wizards Warriors & You book series, Mars Attacks comics and trading cards, and Charlton Comics’ The Six Million Dollar Man. The U.S. release of the Wizards Warriors & You series illustrated by Norem included covers in color.
In 2013, he had contributed paintings to the company’s “Mars Attacks: Invasion” card set. At the time of his death, he was working on a trading card assignment for Topps’ Mars Attacks franchise, presumably the “Mars Attacks” Occupation” set being produced in 2015.