Steven T. Seagle

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Steven T. Seagle
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Seagle at the New York Comic Con in Manhattan, October 10, 2010.
Born (1965-03-31) March 31, 1965 (age 49)
Genres Comics, television, film, video game, theater

Steven T. Seagle (born on March 31, 1965) is an American writer who works in the comic book, television, film, live theater, video game, and animation, industries.

He is best known for his nationally acclaimed[1] graphic novel memoir It's a Bird (Vertigo, May 2004),[2] and as part of his Man of Action Studios (with Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey and Joe Kelly) which created the animated Cartoon Network series Ben 10 responsible for both Cartoon Network's highest-rated single program and highest rated series premiere.

Seagle is also a founding member of Speak Theater Arts, creators of innovative live stage productions and is a former college instructor having taught at Ball State University, Pasadena City College and Mt. San Antonio College, where he also served as a coach for the Forensics team during many of their national championship seasons.

Early life[edit]

Seagle's father, Jack, was in the United States Air Force, and as a result, the family moved many times. The family twice lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, near the United States Air Force Academy where Jack was stationed. Seagle recalls watching the moon landing on television in their apartment by what is today the Chapel Hills Mall. Seagle's first encounter with Spider-Man was when his mother, Jennie, brought Seagle's brother, Dave, to a comic book store at the Base Exchange, where they purchased The Amazing Spider-Man #66, which featured the villain Mysterio. Years later, after Seagle had begun collecting comics himself, and his best friend, Eric Koppisch, recommended that he read an issue of Spider-Man himself, Seagle read an issue featuring a team-up with Nova. This cemented Seagle's interest in comics and in Spider-Man. Nova would later be the co-star on the TV series Seagle would produce, Ultimate Spider-Man.[3]

After Jack retired from the Air Force and took a job at KRDO, the family moved to a house right next to Garden of the Gods. Seagle attended Coronado High School. Seagle harbored a heavy interest in music, participating in the marching band, orchestra, jazz band, choir. He also competed on the speech team. During the summers he worked at Flying W Ranch baking biscuits for a couple of years and then went to work as the villain two years in a row up at Iron Springs Chateau, a job he characterized thus: "I was paid to insult people! Best job ever!"[3]

Career[edit]

Seagle has written numerous comics, such as Superman, Uncanny X-Men, Sandman Mystery Theatre, House of Secrets, and American Virgin. Seagle and Rouleau also created the Marvel Comics super-hero team Big Hero 6.

In 2001, Seagle co-founded Man of Action Studios, a creative think tank and production house, along with fellow partners and comic book creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and Duncan Rouleau. MAN OF ACTION scripted four short films for an independent producer before being tapped to write the script for Activision’s highly successful X-Men: Legends video game. Their third professional credit was the original animation series Ben 10 which they created and sold to Cartoon Network. The original series ran for 52 episodes and has so far spawned sequel series Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, two live action made-for TV-movies, and a live stage show. Their second original creation for Cartoon Network, Generator Rex, has aired over forty episodes to date, launched a merchandise line, and crossed over with Ben 10 in 2011. Seagle is the supervising producer on Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD, which premiered in April 2012.[4][3]

Steve’s original comic book series House of Secrets was sold as a feature to Marc Canton/Warner Brothers, and Steve wrote the screenplay (unproduced). The same week Seagle also sold the genre action pilot Carnival to FOX in association with Spelling Entertainment, and the female action/comedy Dot’s Bots to Mainframe Animation.

Seagle co-wrote, co-directed and produced two live stage comedies, N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK and ArmeniaMania!. In 2009, Seagle co-directed one of the national premiere readings of Laramie Project: an Epilogue.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Seagle's work has received numerous Eisner Award nominations, including twice for best writer - in 1995 for his work on Sandman Mystery Theatre (DC/Vertigo) and in 1999 for the same title and his story "Drive By" in Oni Double Feature #10 (Oni Press). Seagle's work on American Virgin has been nominated twice for the GLAAD Meida Award for Best Comic Book. Seagle's run on Uncanny X-Men was awarded the Wizard Fan Award for Favorite Ongoing Series.

Bibliography[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

  • Constantine Movie Adaptation - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Cartoon Network Action Pack #6 (BEN 10 story as Man Of Action)- DC Comics
  • DC Infinite Halloween Special #1 - DC Comics
  • American Virgin #1-23 - DC Comics/Vertigo - GLAAD Media Award Nominations 2006 & 2007
  • Justice League Quarterly - 14-15 - DC Comics
  • Primal Force #0-15 - DC Comics
  • Hawkman #18
  • Showcase '95 #3 - DC Comics
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre #13-70, Annual #1 - DC Comics/Vertigo - Eisner Nominations
  • House of Secrets #1-25 - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • House of Secrets: Facade #1-2 - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Vertigo: Winter's Edge #1-2 - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Flinch #9 - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Sleepy Hollow Movie Adaptation - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • The Crusades #1-20, "Urban Decree One Shot (precedes issue 1) - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Green Lantern: Brightest Day, Blackest Night - DC Comics
  • Superman: The 10-Cent Adventure - DC Comics
  • Superman #190-200 - DC Comics
  • Vertical - DC Comics/Vertigo

Image[edit]

  • Allegra - #1-4 - Image/Wildstorm
  • WildCATS #8 (back-up) - Image/Wildstorm
  • Stormwatch #20, 21, 25 - Image/Wildstorm
  • Warblade #1-4 - Image/Wildstorm
  • Wetworks #8 - Image Wildstorm
  • Team 1: Stormwatch #1-2 - Image/Wildstorm
  • Voodoo/Zealot: Skin Trade - Image/Wildstorm
  • Grifter: One Shot - Image/Wildstorm
  • Grifter #1-10 - Image/Wildstorm

Independent[edit]

  • Soul Kiss (with Marco Cinello) #1-5, Man Of Action/Image Comics
  • The Amazon #1-3 - Dark Horse
  • Dark Horse Presents: "My Vagabond Days" 113, 124, 138, Annual 1 - Dark Horse Comics
  • Grifter/The Mask #1-2 - Dark Horse Comics
  • Oni Double Feature #10/#11 "Drive-By" - Oni Press - Eisner Nomination
  • Kafka #1-6 - Renegade Press - Eisner Nomination
  • The Amazon #1-3 - Comico
  • Jaguar Stories #1-5 (of 12) produced/unpublished - Comico/Keyline Books
  • In Thin Air - Caliber/Tome
  • Grendel #40/Grendel Tales Preview - Comico
  • Asylum #1 - Millennium
  • Solstice #1-2 - Watermark Press
  • Captain Satan #1-2 - Millennium
  • Grendel Tales:The Devil In Our Midst #1-5 - Dark Horse Comics

Marvel[edit]

  • Alpha Flight (vol 2) #1-20, & -1 - Marvel Comics
  • X-Men #68 - Marvel Comics
  • Uncanny X-Men #350-365 - Marvel Comics - Wizard Fan Award - Best Ongoing Series

Graphic novels and collections[edit]

  • The Amazon [remastered] - Dark Horse
  • American Virgin - Volume 1: Head - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • American Virgin - Volume 2: Going Down - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • American Virgin - Volume 3: Wet - DC Comics / Vertigo
  • American Virgin - Volume 4: Around the World & 69 - DC Comics / Vertigo
  • Batman Black & White - Volume 2 - DC Comics
  • Batula - Image Comics
  • The Crusades Book 1: Knight - Man of Action/Image Comics
  • The Crusades Book 2: Dei - Man of Action/Image Comics
  • Frankie Stein - Man of Action/Image Comics
  • House Of Secrets: Foundation - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Genius - First Second Books
  • Grendel Tales: The Devil In Our Midst" - Dark Horse
  • It's a Bird - DC Comics/Vertigo - Eisner Nomination
  • JSA Presents Green Lantern - DC Comics
  • Kafka - Caliber Press
  • Kafka [remastered] - Active Images
  • Kafka [remastered, colorized, hardcover edition] - Image Comics
  • Red Diary/Re[a]d Diary - Image Comics
  • Solstice [remastered/completed] - Active Images
  • SOUL KISS - Man Of ACtion / Image Comics
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre - Volume 3: The Vamp - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre - Volume 4: The Scorpion - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre - Volume 5: Dr. Death & Night of the Butcher - DC Comics/Veritgo
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre - Volume 6: The Hourman & The Python - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre - Volume 7: The Mist & The Phantom of the Fair - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre - Volume 8: The Blackhawk & The Return of The Scarlet Ghost - DC Comics/Vertigo
  • Wildstorm Rising - Image Comics
  • X-Men : Zero Tolerance - Marvel

Television[edit]

  • BEN 10 - Series Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION), Writer (selected episodes) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10 Season 1 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION), Writer (selected episodes) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10 Season 2 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION), Writer (selected episodes) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10 Season 3 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION), Writer (selected episodes) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10 Season 4 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10: Alien Force - Series Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 1 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 2 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 3 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 4 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 5 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 6 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 7 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 8 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Alien Force Volume 9 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Ultimate Alien: The Return of Heatblast DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Ultimate Alien: Escape From Aggregor DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Ultimate Alien: Power Struggle DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • BEN 10: Ultimate Alien: The Wild Truth DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • Carnival - Creator, Writer - FOX/Spelling Entertainment (unproduced)
  • Dot's Bots - Co-Creator - Mainframe Animation
  • Generator Rex - Series Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION), Writer (selected episodes) - Cartoon Network
  • Generator Rex: Volume 1 DVD - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION)
  • Sex TV - (as himself), interview - CTV

Film[edit]

  • House Of Secrets - Creator, Writer - Warner Brothers/Marc Canton Productions (unproduced)
  • BEN 10: Race Against Time - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10: Alien Swarm - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION) - Cartoon Network
  • BEN 10: Secrets of the Omnitrix - Co-Creator (as MAN OF ACTION) - Cartoon Network

Stage[edit]

  • N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK - Comedy - Co-writer, Co-director - Speak Theater Arts (www.speaktheaterarts.com)
  • ArmeniaMania! - Comedy - Co-writer, Co-director - Speak Theater Arts (www.speaktheaterarts.com)
  • The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, An Epilogue - Drama - Co-director, Designer - Speak Theater Arts/GMCLA (www.speaktheaterarts.com)
  • The SEX Show - One Act - Co-writer, Co-director - World Premiere Award ARTa 2006
  • BUILD - One Act - Writer, Director - Audience Award ARTa 2002
  • Guernica - One Act - Writer, Director - Best Play ARTa 2001

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reviewed by The New Yorker, Slate.com and included in a feature interview on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross
  2. ^ Irvine, Alex (2008), "It's a Bird...", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 98–99, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015 
  3. ^ a b c Terrones, Terry (March 27, 2012). "Q&A with 'Ultimate Spider-Man' producer and Springs native Steven Seagle". ColoradoSprings.com
  4. ^ Ching, Albert (March 27, 2012). "Joe Kelly and Steven Seagle Help Guide ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN". Newsarama.

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Preceded by
Scott Lobdell
Uncanny X-Men writer
1997–1999
Succeeded by
Alan Davis