The critically acclaimed genre-bending adventure of a boy and his dragon continues! Set in Depression Era New York, Enrico Savarese has adopted a four-eyed dragon, the runt of the litter, to train for battle in an illegal underground "sporting syndicate". However, Enrico's dedication is tested when he is forced to confront the brutal reality of training a dragon to fight and one of his closest allies engineers a match that no one is ready for. About the Creators: Joe Kelly is a founding partner of Man of Action Entertainment, the bi-coastal creative studio started in 2000 that created the megahit Ben 10 and Generator Rex for Cartoon Network. Man of Action, a writers collective, consists of creators Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle. Disney/Marvel's Academy Award(R)-winning feature Big Hero 6 utilized the characters and team created by Man of Action as credited in the main titles. The film marked the first time Disney turned Marvel comic book characters into an animated film and is also the first film based on a comic book I.P. to win an Academy Award(R).
In comics, Kelly's Eisner-nominated I Kill Giants (illustrated by Ken Niimura) received numerous awards and accolades domestically and internationally including the "International Manga Award" in 2012 and was named the one of the "Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens" by the Young Adult Library Services Association upon its release. Now I Kill Giants is in pre-production as a feature film with a script by Kelly and producers including Man of Action Entertainment, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, XYZ Films and Treehouse Pictures. Kelly's legendary Superman story, Action Comics #775: "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?" was turned into a hit DC Universe 2012 animated film, Superman vs. The Elite, scripted by Kelly. He's long been credited with revising and revitalizing Deadpool. Kelly's other comic book projects include the dark irreverent comedy, Bad Dog, Four Eyes, the genre-splicing revenge tale about dragon-fighting in depression-era Manhattan, and BANG!TANGO, a crime noir thriller that is violent, sexy, and perverse - while simultaneously an examination of violence, sex, and perversion.