Warren Girard Ellis (born February 16, 1968, Essex County, United Kingdom) is a British author who has written for Marvel Comics on and off since 1995. His work often deconstructs traditional superhero story conventions and blends them with elements of hard science-fiction. He has also written two neo-noir novels, Pretty Little Van and Gun Machine, and the English scripts for several Japanese anime, including the Iron Man anime by Madhouse Studios. His Iron Man storyline Extremis proved highly influential on the MCU interpretation of the character; President Ellis in Iron Man 3 is named for him. He also has a blog where he occasionally deconstructs popular works that are "trending" at the moment.