Man Of Action Entertainment's Joe Casey
Man of Action Entertainment, the bi-coastal creative studio started in 2000, created the megahit Ben 10 and Generator Rex for Cartoon Network. Man of Action, a writers collective, are the creator/writer/ producers for a new Mega Man animated series for Dentsu and Capcom and they are also returning to their original creation as Executive Producers of a new Ben 10 series for Cartoon Network. Man of Action served as co-executive producer/writers for Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man and executive producer/writers for Marvel's Avengers Assemble on Disney XD. Man of Action Entertainment consists of creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. Disney/Marvel's Academy Award®-winning feature Big Hero 6 utilized the characters and team created by Man of Action as credited in the main titles. The film marked the first time Disney turned Marvel comic book characters into an animated film and is also the first film based on a comic book I.P. to win an Academy Award®.
The quartet collectively worked on the largest franchise characters in comics from Superman to X-Men before refocusing on creating their own original worlds/characters for their comic books and graphic novels published through their Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. In comics, Casey is known for his Eisner Award-nominated cosmic superhero epic, Gødland. His critically-acclaimed run on the series Wildcats and Automatic Kafka landed on numerous “best of the decade” lists. His genre-busting cult-favorites Officer Downe and Butcher Baker The Righteous Maker helped propel him onto MTV.com’s list of the 10 best writers of 2011. In 2013, Casey launched Sex, his current series from the Man of Action imprint at Image Comics. Sex previewed in Playboy and led to the creation of his one-shot comic, Modern Romance, for the magazine's prestigious 60th anniversary issue, complete with a cover byline. Casey debuted The Winternational as his first digital comic for the new Stela app last year and his sports-oriented strip, Crunch Time, for the Stela app. This year, Casey will debut two new Man of Action/Image comics, All-America Comix, featuring a new superhero creation, America Vasquez New Lieutenants of Metal about a precision strike force militia of mayhem and Lion Forge's Catalyst Prime is debuting his Accell series. His other recent comic book series include The Bounce and Valhalla Mad, from the man Comics Alliance described as "the most dangerous man in comics." Casey's Officer Downe feature film debuted last winter with Casey as screenwriter/producer. Man of Action Entertainment is also producing the feature film I Kill Giants.