Man of Action

Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly is a founding partner of Man of Action Entertainment, creators of the boys’ action global franchise phenomenon Ben 10. As a television creator/writer/executive producer his other credits include Generator Rex, MARVEL’S Ultimate Spider-Man, and MARVEL’S Avengers Assemble. In comic books, Kelly is best known for popularizing the Marvel character Deadpool and for redefining the modern superhero story on the major franchises X-Men, Action Comics, Justice League of America, and Spider-Man. His work on Action Comics #775 was named the “Greatest Superman Story of All Time,” and has been turned into a Warner Brothers animated feature, which Kelly scripted. His creator owned comics include DC/Vertigo/Cliffhanger series Steampunk and Bang! Tango; while his projects for Image Comics include Bad Dog, Four Eyes, and I Kill Giants, which was the first American winner of Japan’s International Manga Award. Kelly co-wrote the screenplay of The Nightmarist for Paramount, and wrote and directed the live short, Brothers Day.