Raised in a family of Holocaust survivors, Joanne Starer is a firm believer in equality for all people and hopes to make the world just a little bit brighter through her writing. A former editor, she has worked with Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Walter Foster Publications, and Harris Publications, among others. At Marvel, she was part of the team that launched the now-legendary Marvel Knights line, which helped revitalize the brand. She has served on the board of the Editorial Freelancer’s Association and holds a Master’s in Media Studies from the New School. Outside of her publishing pursuits, she owned and operated a women’s wrestling promotion out of Pennsylvania back in 2002, championing equality in pro-wrestling a decade before it became a nationwide trend. Joanne resides in New York, with one very demanding cat and too many action figures to count.