Joey Esposito

Joey Esposito

Joey Esposito grew up in New England reading comic books, playing video games, renting movies, and writing stories. After high school, Joey attended film school in New York. In college, Joey honed his writing skills, which he soon applied to his love of prose and comics.

After moonlighting as Long Island’s premier Starbucks barista, Joey wrote his first creator-owned comic book series, Footprints (with Jonathan Moore), which was featured in USA Today’s Best of 2011 roundup and inspired a sequel, Footprints: Bad Luck Charm, in 2014. His all-ages superhero series Captain Ultimate (with Ben Bailey and Boy Akkerman) was released in 2013 to overwhelming positive reception and his 2015 graphic novel, Pawn Shop (with Sean Von Gorman), was released to critical acclaim.

In 2017, he was accepted into DC Comics’ highly exclusive Writers Workshop, where he was chosen to work with DC’s internal talent development team and acclaimed writer Scott Snyder on DC’s trademark characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Since his time in the program, Joey has published stories featuring major characters like Batman, Robin, Harley Quinn, Aquaman, and many more on titles such as Batman: Urban Legends, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and more to be announced. His comic book work has also appeared through publishers such as Image Comics, Valiant Comics, Archie Comics, and others.

In 2024, his new creator-owned series, with Pawn Shop co-creator Sean Von Gorman, called The Pedestrian, will be released from Magma Comix.

 

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