Danny Fingeroth
Fingeroth at the 2012 New York Comic Con
BornSeptember 17
New York City, New York, U.S.
Area(s)Writer, Editor
Notable works
Various Spider-Man titles

Daniel Fingeroth (/ˈfɪŋɡərɔːθ/; born September 17[1]) is an American comic book writer and editor, best known for a long stint as group editor of the Spider-Man books at Marvel Comics.

Early life

Fingeroth was born in New York City, New York.[2]


As a writer and editor

Fingeroth got his start in the comics business in 1976 as an assistant to Larry Lieber at Marvel Comics.[3] At Marvel Comics in the 1980s, he edited the Spider-Man titles as well as Marvel Team-Up and Ka-Zar.[4]

As a writer, Fingeroth worked on Darkhawk, writing all 50 issues of the book between 1991 and 1995. Before that, he had a long stint on Dazzler, wrote the Deadly Foes of Spider-Man and Lethal Foes of Spider-Man mini-series, the Howard the Duck movie adaptation comic and various issues of several Marvel titles, including Avengers, Daredevil, Iron Man and What If?, as well as the Deathtrap: The Vault graphic novel.

Fingeroth resigned from Marvel in 1995 to become editor-in-chief of Virtual Comics for Byron Preiss Multimedia and AOL. From there, Fingeroth served as senior vice president for creative development at Visionary Media, home of Showtime's WhirlGirl, for which he served as story editor.

He edited Write Now! (TwoMorrows Publishing), a magazine about the craft of comics writing that he created, which ran for 20 issues from 2003 to 2009.[5] He wrote the 2004 Continuum Publishing book Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society. Fingeroth also wrote The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels (featuring artwork by Mike Manley).

As an educator and public speaker

Robert Sikoryak, Danny Fingeroth, Arie Kaplan, Jerry Robinson and Eddy Friedfeld at a Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art event, August 2006.
Robert Sikoryak, Danny Fingeroth, Arie Kaplan, Jerry Robinson and Eddy Friedfeld at a Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art event, August 2006.

Fingeroth has taught comics writing at New York University,[6][7] The New School,[8] Media Bistro[7][9] and Soho Gallery for Digital Art.[10]

He has been a speaker at the New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium at Parsons The New School for Design.[11] [12] He has also taught classes, and functioned as organizer, moderator and curator of events at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.[13][14][15][16]

In 2012, Fingeroth along with Karen Green, Graphic Novels Librarian (Columbia University) and Jeremy Dauber, Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies (Columbia University) organized Comic New York, a symposium marking writer Chris Claremont's donation of his archives of all his major writing projects over the previous 40 years to the university's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The symposium, which was held March 24–25, 2012 at Columbia's Low Memorial Library, featured discussion panels with Fingeroth, Claremont, and numerous other mainstream and independent comics creators.[17][18][19]

Selected works




  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "Pro File: Danny Fingeroth," Marvel Comics cover-dated April 1990.
  3. ^ Grand, Alex; Thompson, Jim (July 1, 2019). "Danny Fingeroth: Editor & Writer Part 1". comicbookhistorians.com. Retrieved June 22, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Shooter, Jim. "Bullpen Bulletins," Marvel comics cover-dated November 1983.
  5. ^ Carlson, Johanna Draper (December 3, 2008). "A Bad Week for Magazines: Write Now! Ends". Comics Worth Reading.
  6. ^ Weiland, Jonah (September 20, 2004). "Danny Fingeroth to Teach Comics @ NYU". Comic Book Resources.
  7. ^ a b "Study with Danny". DannyFingeroth.com. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "Part-time Faculty". Eugene Lang College. The New School. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  9. ^ "Danny Fingeroth" Archived 2013-05-09 at the Wayback Machine. Mediabistro.com. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "Danny Fingeroth Master Class @ Soho Gallery for Digital Art". Comic Book Resources. August 8, 2012.
  11. ^ Tsurumi , Andrea (March 15, 2013). "The New York Comics Symposium: Jeremy Dauber & Danny Fingeroth". TheRumpus.net.
  12. ^ "NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium: Jeremy Dauber and Danny Fingeroth" Archived 2013-04-09 at archive.today. Parsons. March 11, 2013.
  13. ^ "Dinner and a Movie". Society of Illustrators. 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "Comics Out Loud". Society of Illustrators. 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Comics Storytelling Workshop Intensivewith Dean Haspiel". Society of Illustrators. 2011. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "How to Write Comics class w/ Danny Fingeroth @ MoCCA". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  17. ^ Reed, Calvin. "X-Men Writer Chris Claremont Donates Archive to Columbia University". Publishers Weekly. November 14, 2011
  18. ^ "Comic New York: A Symposium". Columbia University. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  19. ^ "Panelist Bios". Comic New York: A Symposium. Columbia University Libraries. Retrieved March 29, 2012
Preceded byDavid Michelinie Avengers writer 1981(with Bob Budiansky) Succeeded byJim Shooter Preceded byTom DeFalco Dazzler writer 1981–1983 Succeeded byFrank Springer Preceded byDennis O'Neil Iron Man writer 1986–1987 Succeeded byBob Layton & David Michelinie