Joe Kelly broke into the comics industry in 1995 as the first successful "graduate" of the Stan-Hattan Project, a writing workshop conducted as a joint venture between Marvel Comics and NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing. Joe's flair for dialogue and characterization captured the attention of Marvel editors. Kelly's comics work includes Deadpool, Justice League Elite, Action Comics, Steampunk, and many other titles. His story "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice and The American Way?" inspired the Warner Bros. Home Video movie Superman Vs. The Elite. He is a member of the group Man of Action, which created the hit animated TV series Ben 10.