Joey Cavalieri
BornAnchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Area(s)Writer, Editor
Notable works
Black Cat
Super Powers

Joey Cavalieri is an American writer and editor of comic books. He is best known for his work on the characters Green Arrow and Huntress as well as the co-creation of Helena Bertinelli, the third Huntress, for DC Comics.


Joey Cavalieri attended the School of Visual Arts, graduating with a BFA in Media Arts in 1979.[1]

Cavalieri first joined DC Comics full-time in 1982 after working three years as a freelancer. His writing credits for DC include the Green Arrow back-up feature in Detective Comics;[2][3] both the pre-Crisis version of the Huntress in a back-up feature in Wonder Woman and the post-Crisis version of the character in an ongoing series;[4] Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! and its spinoff The Oz-Wonderland War; The Flash; and World's Finest Comics.[5] A New Teen Titans drug awareness comic book sponsored by IBM and scripted by Cavalieri was published in cooperation with The President's Drug Awareness Campaign in 1984.[6][7] That same year, he scripted the Super Powers limited series which tied-in with the Kenner Products toyline of the same name.[8] Cavalieri and artist Jerome K. Moore introduced a new costume for the Black Canary character in Detective Comics #554 (Sept. 1985).[9] In 1985, Cavalieri was one of the contributing writers for the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great.[10] He was group editor of the Marvel 2099 series from 1992 until 1996 and wrote stories for several Marvel titles like Web of Spider-Man, Marvel Comics Presents and The Avengers before returning to DC.[11] The first Black Cat limited series was co-written by Cavalieri and Terry Kavanagh in 1994.[12]

Cavalieri has been recognized for his work with nominations for the Comics Buyer's Guide Fan Award for Favorite Editor every year from 1997 through 2000, and again from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, DC promoted him to Senior Editor.[13]

He also teaches cartooning classes at the School of Visual Arts.[14]


DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Pacific Comics


  1. ^ "The Will Eisner Influence," School of Visual Arts Calendar of Events for Thursday, March 17, 2016. Accessed Dec. 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, eds. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 199. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. Green Arrow netted the coveted position as back-up story to the Dark Knight's adventures in Detective Comics. Written by Joey Cavalieri, with art by Trevor Von Eeden, the new feature saw Star City's renowned archer renew his war on crime.
  3. ^ Kingman, Jim (May 2013). "The Ballad of Ollie and Dinah". Back Issue! (64). Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing: 10–21.
  4. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 239: "Written by Joey Cavalieri, with art by Joe Staton, The Huntress ran for only nineteen issues before being canceled."
  5. ^ Joey Cavalieri (writer) at the Grand Comics Database
  6. ^ The New Teen Titans (IBM) #3 at the Grand Comics Database
  7. ^ "Turner, Carlton E.: Files, 1981–1987 – Reagan Library Collections". Simi Valley, California: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. n.d. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. This series contains material relating to the development and distribution of the Teen Titans drug awareness comic books. The comic books were designed to communicate the dangers of drug abuse to elementary school children. The Drug Abuse Policy Office coordinated the project, DC Comics developed the story line and artwork, and private companies funded the production costs. The Keebler Company sponsored the fourth grade book (released in April 1983), the National Soft Drink Association sponsored the sixth grade book (November 1983), and IBM sponsored the fifth grade book through the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth (February 1984). The files consist primarily of correspondence with educators, parents, and children.
  8. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 208: In association with the toy company Kenner, DC released a line of toys called Super Powers... DC soon debuted a five-issue Super Powers miniseries plotted by comic book legend Jack 'King' Kirby, scripted by Joey Cavalieri, and with pencils by Adrian Gonzales.
  9. ^ Manning "1980s" in Dolan, p. 214: "Written by Joey Cavalieri and drawn by Jerome K. Moore, Canary's new costume ditched her trademark fishnets in favor of black spiky shoulders and a matching headband."
  10. ^ Marx, Barry, Cavalieri, Joey and Hill, Thomas (w), Petruccio, Steven (a), Marx, Barry (ed). Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985). DC Comics.
  11. ^ Joey Cavalieri (editor) at the Grand Comics Database
  12. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, eds. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 212. ISBN 978-0756692360. Writers Joey Cavalieri and Terry Kavanagh and artist Andrew Wildman were at the helm for the Black Cat's first four-issue miniseries.
  13. ^ "Editor Joey Cavalieri Promoted to Senior Editor @ DC". Comic Book Resources. September 25, 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  14. ^ "Joey Cavalieri". School of Visual Arts. 2012. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2009.
Preceded byKurt Busiek Justice League of America writer 1984 Succeeded byGerry Conway Preceded byKurt Busiek World's Finest Comics writer 1984–1986 Succeeded byn/a Preceded byBob Harras The Avengers writer 1994 Succeeded byBob Harras Preceded byK. C. Carlson Action Comics editor 1996–1999 Succeeded byEddie Berganza Preceded byK. C. Carlson The Adventures of Superman editor 1996–1999 Succeeded byEddie Berganza Preceded byK. C. Carlson Superman vol. 2 editor 1996–1999 Succeeded byEddie Berganza Preceded byK. C. Carlson Superman: The Man of Steel editor 1996–1999 Succeeded byEddie Berganza