Panel Borders: Titans and Men of Action

Man of Action's Joe Kelly
Man of Action’s Joe Kelly

Starting a new series of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch explores the work of two much loved American comic book writers. In a discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival last year, Alex talks to Joe Kelly about writing Spider-Man, Justice League and I Kill Giants, plus his involvement with the group ‘Man of Action’ who co-created animation titles such as Ben 10 and Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Alex talks with veteran scribe Marv Wolfman, discussing his 50 years of writing comics such as Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Tomb of Dracula featuring Blade, the Vampire Slayer.

Coming soon, in forthcoming episodes of Panel Borders: Interviews with Gareth Brookes, Boo Cook, Thierry Groensteen, Ottilie Hainsworth, David KunzlFrank Quitely, Bob MolesworthNick Souzanis, Una, Gerard Way and many more…

• Panel Borders: Titans and Men of Action airs at 5.30pm Wednesday 4th October 2017, repeated 7.00am Tuesday 10th October 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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