Joe Casey

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Joe Casey
Casey at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
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, currently 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/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.


Marvel Comics[edit]

Image Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • The Flash:
    • "Successionary Modern" (with Ron Lim, in 80-Page Giant #2, 1999)
    • "Territorealis" (with Duncan Rouleau, in #151, 1999)
  • Superman:
    • Superman 80-Page Giant #2: "Who Do You Trust?" (with Michael Avon Oeming, 1999)
    • Adventures of Superman:
      • "Pillar of Earth" (with J.M. DeMatteis and Mike S. Miller, in #587-588, 2001)
      • Return to Krypton (tpb, 208 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0194-6) includes:
        • "Second Honeymoon" (with Duncan Rouleau, in #589, 2001)
        • "Culture Shock" (with Duncan Rouleau, in #606, 2002)
      • "Don't Cry for Me, Bialya" (with Derec Aucoin, in #590, 2001)
      • "Strange Behavior" (with Mike Wieringo, in #592, 2001)
      • Our Worlds at War (tpb, 512 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1129-1) includes:
        • "Suicide Mission" (with Mike Wieringo, in #593, 2001)
        • "The Doomsday Protocol" (with Mike Wieringo, in #594, 2001)
        • "Escalation" (with Mike Wieringo, in #595, 2001)
      • "Shipbuilding" (with Mike Wieringo, in #596, 2001)
      • "Joker: Last Laugh — Rubber Crutch" (with Derec Aucoin, in #597, 2001)
      • "Cult of Persuasion (Prologue)" (with Mike Wieringo, in #598, 2001)
      • "Borba Za Zhivuchest" (with Derec Aucoin, in #599, 2002)
      • "A Lex" (with Mike Wieringo, in #600, 2002)
      • "Cult of Persuasion" (with Pete Woods, in #601-602, 2002)
      • "Mirror, Mirror" (with Carlos Meglia, in #603-605, 2002)
      • Ending Battle (tpb, 192 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2259-5) includes:
        • "Dawn's Early Light" (with Derec Aucoin, in #608, 2002)
        • "Rush Hour" (with Derec Aucoin, in #609, 2002)
      • "Small Perceptions" (with Derec Aucoin, in #610, 2003)
      • "Authorized" (with Derec Aucoin, in #612, 2003)
      • "Valentine's Day Sale" (with Derec Aucoin, in #613, 2003)
      • "In the Grip of the Hollow Men!" (with Derec Aucoin, in #614-616, 2003)
      • "Rather, Rinse, Repeat" (with Charlie Adlard, in #617-618, 2003)
      • "Prestidigitation Nation" (with Derec Aucoin, in #619-620, 2003)
      • "The Mack Minute" (with Derec Aucoin, in #621-622, 2003–2004)
      • "Bittersweet" (with Derec Aucoin, in #623, 2004)
  • Batman: Tenses #1-2 (with Cully Hamner, 2003)
  • Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance #1-6 (with ChrisCross, 2009) collected as Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance (tpb, 144 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2605-1)
  • Superman/Batman: Big Noise (tpb, 128 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2914-X) collects:
    • "Three Months Away" (with Scott Kolins, in #64, 2009)
    • "Rumble Face" (with Ardian Syaf, in #68, 2010)
    • "Benediction Redux" (with Ardian Syaf, in #69, 2010)
    • "Righteous Destroyer" (with Ardian Syaf and Jay Fabok, in #70, 2010)
    • "The Final Solution" (with Joshua Williamson and Jay Fabok, in #71, 2010)


  • Gen¹³:
    • "Chang... Percival Chang" (with Kevin Maguire, in #42, 1999)
    • "Still Waters Run Deep" (with Jason Johnson, in Wild Times one-shot, 1999)
  • Mr. Majestic (with Brian Holguin):
    • Mr. Majestic (tpb, 176 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-659-1) collects:
      • "Cosmology" (with Ed McGuinness, in #1, 1999)
      • "Repeating History" (with Ed McGuinness, in #2, 1999)
      • "Excessive Violence: Viewer Discretion Advised" (with Ed McGuinness, in #3, 1999)
      • "Being & Nothingness" (with Ed McGuinness, in #4, 1999)
      • "Jailbreak!" (with Ed McGuinness, in #5, 2000)
      • "Why-2K" (with Ed McGuinness, in #6, 2000)
    • "Universal Law" (with Eric Canete, in #7-9, 2000)
  • Wildcats:
    • Wildcats v2:
      • Street Smart (hc, 160 pages, 2000, ISBN 1-56389-685-0; tpb, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-658-3) includes:
      • Vicious Circles (tpb, 144 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-56389-761-X) collects:
        • "Heavenly Shades" (with Sean Phillips, in #8-10, 2000)
        • "Furious Engines" (with Sean Phillips, in #11, 2000)
        • "My Father's House" (with Sean Phillips, in #12, 2000)
        • "Тринадцать" (with Ed Sean Phillips, in #13, 2000)
      • Wildcats: Ladytron (with Eric Canete and Jason Johnson, one-shot, 2000)
      • Serial Boxes (tpb, 144 pages, 2001, ISBN 1-56389-766-0) collects:
        • "Serial Boxes" (with Sean Phillips, in #14-19, 2000–2001)
      • "Condition Dead" (with Lee Bermejo, in Annual #1, 2000)
      • Battery Park (tpb, 224 pages, 2003, ISBN 1-4012-0035-4) collects:
        • "Sodom and Modem" (with Steve Dillon, in #20-21, 2001)
        • "Battery Park" (with Sean Phillips, in #22-28, 2001)
    • Wildcats Version 3.0:
      • Year One (tpb, 288 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2856-9) collects:
        • "Brand Building" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #1-6, 2002–2003)
        • "Cold Medicine" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #7, 2003)
        • "Suspicion Threshold" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #8, 2003)
        • "Full Disclosure" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #9, 2003)
        • "New Grifter's Night Out" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #10, 2003)
        • "The Night the Lights Went Out in Garfield" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #11, 2003)
        • "Level One Effect" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #12, 2003)
      • Year Two (tpb, 288 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3050-4) collects:
        • "Tilting the Axis of the World" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #13, 2003)
        • "Product Placement" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #14, 2003)
        • "Sinful" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #15, 2003)
        • "Something Strange About the Way Reality Shrugged" (with Dustin Nguyen, in #16, 2004)
        • "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" (with Francisco Ruiz Velasco and Sean Phillips, in #17, 2004)
        • "Great Minds" (with Francisco Ruiz Velasco, in #18, 2004)
        • "The Shot Heard 'Round the World" (with Pasqual Ferry, in #19, 2004)
        • "Coda War One" (with Duncan Rouleau, in #20-24, 2004)
  • The Authority Annual #1: "The Breaks, One of One" (with Cully Hamner, 2000)
  • Automatic Kafka #1-9 (with Ashley Wood, 2002–2003)
  • Coup D'Etat #3: "Henhouse Confidential" (with Alejandro Garza, 2004) collected in Coup D'Etat (tpb, 112 pages, 2004, ISBN 1-4012-0570-4)
  • The Intimates #1-12 (with Jim Lee, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Scott Iwahashi, Carlos D'Anda and Alejandro Garza, 2005)
  • Tom Strong #33: "The Journey Within" (with Ben Oliver, America's Best Comics, 2005) collected in Book Six (hc, 160 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-1108-9; tpb, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1109-7)

Dark Horse Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]


  1. ^ "SDCC 06: Joe Casey's Two New @ Image". Newsarama. July 22, 2006[dead link]
  2. ^ "Revisiting Codeflesh With Joe Casey & Larry Young". Newsarama. October 24, 2003[dead link]
  3. ^ Minnick, Remy (June 13, 2008). "The Road To Enlightenment Leads to GØDLAND". Comic Book Resources.
  4. ^ Adventures Into Digital Comics. 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.


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Preceded by
Peter David
The Incredible Hulk writer
Succeeded by
John Byrne
Preceded by
Scott Lobdell
Uncanny X-Men writer
Succeeded by
Chuck Austen