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Spotlight on Letter Appreciation: Joe Caramagna

MARVEL.COM: How do you relax after a long day of lettering?

JOE CARAMAGNA: I’m also a writer, so I spend a lot of my “free” time working. I’ve written a bunch of comics and graphic novels for Marvel, Disney Comics, and others. But when I’m not writing and writing, I usually play the EASports NHL series (and play badly), so hit me up on XBox Live if you like to win big.

MARVEL.COM: Do you listen to anything while you work? If so, share your playlist!

JOE CARAMAGNA: I wish I was cool, but it’s actually a lot of Yacht Rock and 70s pop. Motown. Soul. Classic R&B. Elvis. The Beatles. Film music. Disney World Area music loops make me happy. I have a great playlist called “Songs I’m Embarrassed To Admit I Like” (two words: Billy Ocean) and a playlist that I’m especially proud to have created that contains almost every song ever played in the original. The good years TV series.

MARVEL.COM: If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?

JOE CARAMAGNA: My lifelong dream was to drive across the country, see all the sights and taste all the food this country has to offer. I regret not having done it when I had the time. Now, between work and my family, I can’t afford the time to make it truly awesome. Maybe one day.

MARVEL.COM: Which TV series character would you like to be your best friend?

JOE CARAMAGNA: Ayyyy! The Fonz, of course! Not only is he cool, but he’s especially cool around his friends who happen to be nerds.

MARVEL.COM: Favorite food?

JOE CARAMAGNA: Go on! I ate 202 original Krispy Kreme glazed donuts between April 11 and December 31, 2021 (see my appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show). You don’t eat so many donuts if you don’t like them.