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12th Sep '14 1:14:11 PM MarkLungo
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Man of Action Studios is a group of comic book creators featuring Duncan Rouleau (writer), Joe Casey (writer and artist), Joe Kelly (writer and artist) and Steven T. Seagle (writer and artist). They are famous for creating ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' for Creator/CartoonNetwork.

Man of Action got its start when writers Steven Seagle and Joe Kelly stood in front of the panel platform at the San Diego Comic Con, while Joe Casey leaned casually at the end, and artist Duncan Rouleau parked himself behind the lectern. The four friends recalled how they created Man of Action many years ago in response to "wanting a place to sit down at the San Diego Comic Con". They grew tired of wandering around the large convention and decided they needed a booth. In order to have a booth, they needed a company.

During the time they worked on Cartoon Network, the team was fairly popular for creating two rather well-received shows, including [[{{Ben10}} one]] that became iconic of the channel and got three sequels (though they were only directly involved with the Original Show, they did contribute to some of the sequel, such as writing the Crossover Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited). However, they have since then started working for Marvel Animation, where they gathered some haters in the comic book fanbase due to their Marvel series (especially WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan) being rather... [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]].


!!Shows created:
* [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} Ben 10 Series]]
** WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}
** WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce
** WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien
** WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse
* WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex

!!Shows Developed:
* WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}
* MonSuno
* WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes (select season 2 episodes)
* WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble

!!Other:
* [[Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United]]
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'''Tropes associated with Man of Action and their work'''
* {{Animesque}}: Ben 10, Generator Rex and MonSuno; Ultimate Spider-Man fills this role also to some extent.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A lot of their characters are this.
* [[KidHero Kid Hero / Teen Hero]] / IdiotHero: Their usual protagonists.
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.

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Man of Action Studios is a group of comic book creators featuring Duncan Rouleau (writer), Joe Casey (writer and artist), Joe Kelly (writer and artist) and Steven T. Seagle (writer and artist). They are famous for creating ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' for Creator/CartoonNetwork.

Man of Action got its start when writers Steven Seagle and Joe Kelly stood in front of the panel platform at the San Diego Comic Con, while Joe Casey leaned casually at the end, and artist Duncan Rouleau parked himself behind the lectern. The four friends recalled how they created Man of Action many years ago in response to "wanting a place to sit down at the San Diego Comic Con". They grew tired of wandering around the large convention and decided they needed a booth. In order to have a booth, they needed a company.

During the time they worked on Cartoon Network, the team was fairly popular for creating two rather well-received shows, including [[{{Ben10}} one]] that became iconic of the channel and got three sequels (though they were only directly involved with the Original Show, they did contribute to some of the sequel, such as writing the Crossover Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited). However, they have since then started working for Marvel Animation, where they gathered some haters in the comic book fanbase due to their Marvel series (especially WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan) being rather... [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]].


!!Shows created:
* [[Franchise/{{Ben 10}} Ben 10 Series]]
** WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}
** WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce
** WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien
** WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse
* WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex

!!Shows Developed:
* WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}
* MonSuno
* WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes (select season 2 episodes)
* WesternAnimation/AvengersAssemble

!!Other:
* [[Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited Ben 10/Generator Rex: Heroes United]]
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'''Tropes associated with Man of Action and their work'''
* {{Animesque}}: Ben 10, Generator Rex and MonSuno; Ultimate Spider-Man fills this role also to some extent.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: A lot of their characters are this.
* [[KidHero Kid Hero / Teen Hero]] / IdiotHero: Their usual protagonists.
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.

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29th Mar '14 11:14:07 AM BatmanKalEl
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* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.

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* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.designs.

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29th Mar '14 11:13:43 AM BatmanKalEl
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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Their reaction to fans expressing dislike of WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan was to point out they shouldn't expect too much from a kid show.
29th Mar '14 11:12:03 AM BatmanKalEl
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* [[KidHero Kid Hero / Teen Hero:]] Their usual protagonists.

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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Their reaction to fans expressing dislike of WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan was to point out they shouldn't expect too much from a kid show.
* [[KidHero Kid Hero / Teen Hero:]] Hero]] / IdiotHero: Their usual protagonists.
6th Oct '13 9:31:21 PM CharlestonMan
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* KidHero / TeenHero: Their usual protagonists.

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* KidHero [[KidHero Kid Hero / TeenHero: Teen Hero:]] Their usual protagonists.
6th Oct '13 9:30:38 PM CharlestonMan
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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Their reaction to fans expressing dislike of WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan was to point out they shouldn't expect too much from a kid show.
* KidHero: A lot of their protagonists, like [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]] and [[GeneratorRex Rex Salazar]] (though Rex is a teenager).
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While their skills as writers are discussed, there is no doubt about their designs for creatures and monsters being amazing.

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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: KidHero / TeenHero: Their reaction to fans expressing dislike of WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan was to point out they shouldn't expect too much from a kid show.
* KidHero: A lot of their protagonists, like [[WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}} Ben Tennyson]] and [[GeneratorRex Rex Salazar]] (though Rex is a teenager).
usual protagonists.
* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While their skills as writers are discussed, there is no doubt about their designs for creatures and monsters being amazing.
designs.
30th Aug '13 9:21:34 AM Theokal3
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* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.

to:

* KnightOfCerebus[=/=]VileVillainSaccharineShow: The shows they do usually are comedic and light-hearted, but with vile major antagonists and often a lot of terrifying stuff when it comes to the villains' designs.designs.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: While their skills as writers are discussed, there is no doubt about their designs for creatures and monsters being amazing.
30th Aug '13 9:20:31 AM Theokal3
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During the time they worked on Cartoon Network, the team was fairly popular for creating two rather well-received shows, including one that became iconic of the channel and got three sequels (though they were only directly involved with the Original Show, they did contribute to some of the sequel, such as writing the Crossover Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited). However, they have since then started working for Marvel Animation, where they gathered some haters in the comic book fanbase due to their Marvel series (especially WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan) being rather... [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]].


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During the time they worked on Cartoon Network, the team was fairly popular for creating two rather well-received shows, including one [[{{Ben10}} one]] that became iconic of the channel and got three sequels (though they were only directly involved with the Original Show, they did contribute to some of the sequel, such as writing the Crossover Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited). However, they have since then started working for Marvel Animation, where they gathered some haters in the comic book fanbase due to their Marvel series (especially WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan) being rather... [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]].

30th Aug '13 9:19:48 AM Theokal3
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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Their reaction to fans expressing dislike of WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan was to point out they shouldn't expect too much from a kid show.
30th Aug '13 9:17:35 AM Theokal3
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During the time they worked on Cartoon Network, the team was fairly popular for creating two rather well-received shows, including one that became iconic of the channel and got three sequels (though they were only directly involved with the Original Show, they did contribute to some of the sequel, such as writing the Crossover Ben10GeneratorRexHeroesUnited). However, they have since then started working for Marvel Animation, where they gathered some haters in the comic book fanbase due to their Marvel series (especially WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan) being rather... [[LoveItOrHateIt controversial]].

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