Terry Kavanagh

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Terry Kavanagh
BornTerence Kavanagh
July 9
Area(s)Writer, Editor
Notable works
Marc Spector: Moon Knight
Web of Spider-Man

Terrence "Terry" Kavanagh (/ˈkævənɑː/; born July 9)[1] is an American comic book editor and writer.


Kavanagh was a Marvel Comics editor from 1985 to 1997.[2] Titles he edited during that time included Marvel Comics Presents and Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Writer/artist Alan Davis, who Kavanagh edited on Excalibur, said "Terry Kavanagh spoiled me, gave me near total freedom, and encouraged me to experiment."[3] In 1987, he began to write for Marvel with his first published story "Cry Vengeance!" appearing in Kickers, Inc. #4 (Feb. 1987).[4] He later wrote such titles as Marc Spector: Moon Knight, Avengers: Timeslide, X-Man and X-Universe. In Web of Spider-Man #100 (May 1993), Kavanagh and artist Alex Saviuk gave the lead character "Spider-Armor".[5] He wrote the Spider-Man/Punisher/Sabretooth: Designer Genes one-shot the following month.[6] Kavanagh was one of the writers on the "Maximum Carnage" storyline which ran through the various Spider-Man titles in 1993.[7] The first Black Cat limited series was co-written by Kavanagh and Joey Cavalieri in 1994.[8] Kavanagh pitched a storyline involving the return of Spider-Man's clone,[9] which then formed the basis of the "Clone Saga" which began in Web of Spider-Man #117 (Oct. 1994).[10] Kavanagh's last new comics project was the Before the Fantastic Four: The Storms limited series in 2000–2001.[4][11]

In 2011, Kavanagh co-founded the internet startup company www.mybeanjar.com.[12]


Marvel Comics[edit]


  1. ^ Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010.
  2. ^ Terry Kavanagh (editor) at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Lowrey, Nigel (August 2008). "The Saga of Captain Britain". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (29): 41–42.
  4. ^ a b Terry Kavanagh (writer) at the Grand Comics Database
  5. ^ Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 204. ISBN 978-0756692360. In the concluding chapter of a tale written by Terry Kavanagh and illustrated by Alex Saviuk, Spider-Man debuted a new armored costume.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Cowsill "1990s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 205: "Three of Marvel's bestselling characters appeared together in this one-shot graphic novel by writer Terry Kavanagh and artist Scott McDaniel."
  7. ^ Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 263. ISBN 978-0756641238. Writers J. M. DeMatteis, Tom DeFalco, Terry Kavanagh, and David Michelinie...all brought their talents to this key story line.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  8. ^ Cowsill "1990s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 212: "Writers Joey Cavalieri and Terry Kavanagh and artist Andrew Wildman were at the helm for the Black Cat's first four-issue miniseries."
  9. ^ Saffel, Steve (2007). "Maximum Clonage". Spider-Man the Icon: The Life and Times of a Pop Culture Phenomenon. London, United Kingdom: Titan Books. p. 200. ISBN 978-1-84576-324-4. Proposed by editor Danny Fingeroth and writer Terry Kavanagh, it was launched to inject new excitement into the continuity.
  10. ^ Cowsill "1990s" in Gilbert (2012), p. 214: "This issue ushered in one of Marvel's most talked-about storylines ever – the 'Clone Saga'. Written by Terry Kavanagh and drawn by Steven Butler, the first chapter...saw Peter Parker still recovering from recent traumatic events."
  11. ^ Manning "2000s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 303: "Written by Terry Kavanagh and drawn by Charlie Adlard, this [series]...detailed an early adventure of siblings Johnny and Sue Storm."
  12. ^ Johnston, Rich (December 14, 2011). "Whatever Happened To Terry Kavanagh?". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013.

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Chuck Dixon
Marc Spector: Moon Knight writer
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Howard Mackie
Web of Spider-Man writer
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Todd Dezago
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Len Kaminski
Iron Man writer
(with Dan Abnett)
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Jim Lee and Scott Lobdell
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Bob Harras
The Avengers writer
(with Bob Harras)
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Mark Waid
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John Ostrander
X-Man writer
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Steven Grant
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Joe Casey
Uncanny X-Men writer
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Chris Claremont