Joe Casey
Casey at the New York Comic Con
Notable works

Joe Casey is an American comic book writer. He has worked on titles such as Wildcats 3.0, Uncanny X-Men, The Intimates, Adventures of Superman, and G.I. Joe: America's Elite among others. As part of the comics creator group Man of Action Studios, Casey is one of the creators of the animated series Ben 10.


Starting his professional writing career at Marvel Comics, Casey wrote for several titles, including Cable, The Incredible Hulk and Uncanny X-Men.

Casey wrote many titles for Wildstorm, like the highly experimental Automatic Kafka with artist Ashley Wood. Casey took over Wildcats and gave the series a new direction, moving it from the superhero genre to incorporate elements of corporate espionage. He wrote a Mister Majestic series with artist Ed McGuiness, after which they subsequently collaborated on Adventures of Superman, which Casey wrote for three years.

Casey wrote 2005's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes limited series and its sequel for Marvel Comics. Since 2001 Casey has produced creator-owned work through Image Comics, including Gødland, Codeflesh, Nixon's Pals, Charlatan Ball, Doc Bizarre, M.D., Officer Downe. He also wrote a revamp of the original Youngblood miniseries by Rob Liefeld, called Maximum Youngblood. As well as discussing the ending of Gødland, Charlatan Ball and Nixon's Pals,[dead link][1] he mentioned that Codeflesh[dead link][2] would be returning.[3]

Casey was featured in a 2006 documentary about the 1990s comic boom and bust called Adventures Into Digital Comics.[4]

Casey is a member of the Man of Action collective of creators (with Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle), who created the series Ben 10, airing on Cartoon Network.[citation needed] They also created the show Generator Rex, which also ran for two seasons on Cartoon Network. They are producers and story editors on the shows Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble airing on Disney XD. Casey also co-created the animated property Disco Destroyer with Scott Mosier and Jim Mahfood.

Dark Reign: Zodiac pits a new iteration of the old Avengers enemies against Norman Osborn's new status quo as Director of National Security,[5][6][7] and Final Crisis: Aftermath: Dance follows the adventures of the Super Young Team.[8][9] His brief return to DC also included a brief run on Superman/Batman.

His next work for Image Comics, with Mike Huddleston on art duties, was Butcher Baker: The Righteous Maker. The critically acclaimed series ended with issue #8, which was published on August 15, 2012, ten months after issue #7, a delay that Casey stated was due to Huddleston's having overcommitted himself. Huddleston responded to Casey's public statement by stating that the delay was caused by his need to take over work in order to make sufficient money, as Butcher Baker was not lucrative enough for him to avoid doing so. Huddleston further explained that he apologized to Casey and to fans for the delay.[10][11]

That same year, Casey debuted the six-issue Marvel miniseries Vengeance, which introduced a group of new villains to the Marvel Universe.[12] The hardcover collection was released in December 2012.

His other work includes the creator-owned series Sex and The Bounce for Image Comics, as well as Catalyst Comix for Dark Horse Comics, reviving many of the old Comics Greatest World superheroes from the 1990s.

A film called Officer Downe, based on Casey's comic,[13] was released in 2016.[14]


Early work

Marvel Comics

Image Comics

DC Comics


Dark Horse Comics

Other publishers


  1. ^ "SDCC 06: Joe Casey's Two New @ Image". Newsarama. July 22, 2006 Archived November 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Revisiting Codeflesh With Joe Casey & Larry Young". Newsarama. October 24, 2003 Archived July 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Minnick, Remy (June 13, 2008). "The Road To Enlightenment Leads to GØDLAND". Comic Book Resources.
  4. ^ Adventures Into Digital Comics Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Icon 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Richards, Dave (February 28, 2009). "WC: Casey Talks 'Dark Reign: Zodiac'". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ Brady, Matt (February 28, 2009). "WonderCon '09 - Joe Casey Talks 'Dark Reign: Zodiac'". Newsarama.
  7. ^ "THE OSBORN SUPREMACY: Zodiac". Comic Book Resources. April 7, 2009
  8. ^ Brady, Matt (February 11, 2009). "Ian Sattler on the Final Crisis: Aftermath Titles". Newsarama.
  9. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (March 5, 2009). "Joe Casey 'Dances' with Super Young Team in 'Final Crisis Aftermath'". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ Melrose, Kevin (August 15, 2012). "Butcher Baker, The Righteous Maker has ended, apparently".
  11. ^ Callahan, Timothy (August 13, 2012). "When Words Collide: Joe Casey Talks: The Return of 'Butcher Baker'". Comic Book Resources.
  12. ^ Callahan, Timothy (May 23, 2011). "When Words Collide: Joe Casey's 'Vengeance,' Part 1". Comic Book Resources.
  13. ^ Saathoff, Evan (May 13, 2016). "OFFICER DOWNE Is Coming, And We Have Exclusive Pics To Prove It". Birth Movies Death. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  14. ^ "Officer Downe (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  15. ^ Arrant, Chris (July 16, 2008). "Victory Lap: Joe Casey on Top Cow's Velocity". Newsarama. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016.
  16. ^ Furey, Emmett (June 28, 2008). "WW Chicago: Right Cross - ChrisCross talks "Velocity"". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 27, 2008.
  17. ^ Williams, Christopher (June 30, 2008). "WORKING ON MY VELOCITY..." ChrisCross. Archived from the original on August 13, 2011.
  18. ^ Vibber, Kelson (March 9, 2009). "Velocity and Well-Spoken Sonic Lightning Flash". Archived from the original on March 12, 2009.
  19. ^ Vibber, Kelson (July 9, 2009). "What Happened to Velocity?". Archived from the original on July 13, 2009.
  20. ^ Arrant, Chris (June 30, 2010). "Top Cow's VELOCITY Runs For Her Life And Others". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015.
  21. ^ De Blieck, Augie (November 11, 2008). "Pipeline - 11-11-2008 > YOUNGBLOOD REVISITED". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on November 18, 2008.
  22. ^ #29, #30, #31
  23. ^ Quaintance, Zack (January 16, 2019). "Get Ready for a New Version of SEX Starting in April". Comics Beat. Archived from the original on January 17, 2019.
  24. ^ McMillan, Graeme (July 18, 2016). "Image Comics Plans New 'All-America' Hero for 2017 Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016.
  25. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (September 14, 2009). "SUPERMAN/ BATMAN To Bring Past-Present Continuity in Line". Newsarama. Archived from the original on September 22, 2009.
Preceded byPeter David The Incredible Hulk writer 1998–1999 Succeeded byJohn Byrne Preceded byScott Lobdell Uncanny X-Men writer 2001–2002 Succeeded byChuck Austen