Joey Cavalieri

Joey Cavalieri is an American writer and editor of comic books. He is best known for his work on the characters Green Arrow and the Huntress for DC Comics.

Joey Cavalieri
BornJoey Cavalieri
Area(s)Writer, Editor
Notable works
Black Cat
Super Powers


Joey 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;[1][2] 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;[3] Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! and its spinoff The Oz-Wonderland War; The Flash; and World's Finest Comics.[4] 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.[5][6] That same year, he scripted the Super Powers limited series which tied-in with the Kenner Products toyline of the same name.[7] Cavalieri and artist Jerome K. Moore introduced a new costume for the Black Canary character in Detective Comics #554 (Sept. 1985).[8] In 1985, Cavalieri was one of the contributing writers for the company's 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great.[9] He was group editor of the Marvel 2099 series from 1992 until 1996 before returning to DC.[10] The first Black Cat limited series was co-written by Cavalieri and Terry Kavanagh in 1994.[11]

He 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.

He also teaches cartooning classes at the School of Visual Arts.[12]


DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Pacific Comics

  • Vanguard Illustrated #6 (1984)


  1. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Kingman, Jim (May 2013). "The Ballad of Ollie and Dinah". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (64): 10–21.
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ Joey Cavalieri (writer) at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ The New Teen Titans (IBM) #3 at the Grand Comics Database
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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."
  9. ^ Marx, Barry, Cavalieri, Joey and Hill, Thomas (w), Petruccio, Steven (a), Marx, Barry (ed). Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985), DC Comics
  10. ^ Joey Cavalieri (editor) at the Grand Comics Database
  11. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  12. ^ "Joey Cavalieri". School of Visual Arts. 2012. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2009.

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Preceded by
Kurt Busiek
Justice League of America writer
Succeeded by
Gerry Conway
Preceded by
Kurt Busiek
World's Finest Comics writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bob Harras
The Avengers writer
Succeeded by
Bob Harras
Preceded by
K. C. Carlson
Action Comics editor
Succeeded by
Eddie Berganza
Preceded by
K. C. Carlson
The Adventures of Superman editor
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Eddie Berganza
Preceded by
K. C. Carlson
Superman vol. 2 editor
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Eddie Berganza
Preceded by
K. C. Carlson
Superman: The Man of Steel editor
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Eddie Berganza
Bob Harras

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Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew! is a DC Comics comic book about a team of funny animal superheroes called the Zoo Crew. The characters first appeared in a special insert in The New Teen Titans #16 (February 1982), followed by a series published from 1982 to 1983. The Zoo Crew characters were created by Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw. Although the series, which was the last original funny animal property created by DC Comics, proved short-lived, it is still fondly remembered by many comic fans of its generation, and the characters appear occasionally in cameos in the mainstream DC Universe (this is made possible due to the existence of a "multiverse" in the DCU, which allows the Zoo Crew characters to exist on a parallel Earth).

The series was introduced in a 16-page insert in The New Teen Titans #16. The series was cancelled after twenty issues, with six issues still in preparation. These six issues were eventually published in three double-sized issues as Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew in the Oz-Wonderland War Trilogy, with the indicia title Oz-Wonderland Wars (plural). The series did not, in fact, depict a conflict between the Land of Oz and Wonderland, which plotter E. Nelson Bridwell considered antithetical to Ozite politics, but rather depicted the Nome King retrieving the magic belt and using his powers against both Oz and Wonderland, with the Zoo Crew coming in as reinforcements against him. The series was praised for its artwork, by Carol Lay, for its close emulation of the work of John R. Neill and Sir John Tenniel, but the story, scripted by Joey Cavalieri, was seen by many to be too close to the plot of Ozma of Oz to reach its full potential. The series featured cameos from Hoppy the Marvel Bunny and the Inferior Five.

A Showcase Presents reprinting of the entire series was slated for September 2007, but was postponed along with several other Showcase editions due to royalty issues in DC's contracts of the 1980s. The book was finally released in September 2014.

After years of absence, the Zoo Crew was reintroduced in Teen Titans in 2005. In October 2007 a three-issue miniseries called Captain Carrot and the Final Ark featured the Zoo Crew picking up from the Teen Titans storyline.


Cavalieri is an Italian surname.

Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598–1647), Italian mathematician

Caterina Cavalieri (1755–1801), Austrian opera soprano

Diego Cavalieri (born 1982), Brazilian footballer; goalkeeper for Crystal Palace F.C.

Emilio de' Cavalieri (1550–1602), Italian composer of the late Renaissance

Grace Cavalieri (born 1932), American poet and playwright

Joey Cavalieri, American comic book writer and editor

Lina Cavalieri (1874–1944), Italian opera soprano

Paola Cavalieri (born 1950), Italian philosopher

Tommaso dei Cavalieri (c. 1508-1587), Italian friend of Michelangelo

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