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Christos Gage is a New York Times bestselling writer of movies, television, comics, graphic novels, and video games. He often collaborates with his wife, Ruth Fletcher Gage.

They were hired by Drew Goddard to be part of the writing staff of the inaugural season of the Netflix/Marvel TV show Daredevil. The series, and the episode they scripted, “Speak Of The Devil”, met with universal acclaim.

The Los Angeles Times reviewer called it “easily my favorite of the first nine”: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-daredevil-episode-9-review-20150417-story.html

IGN said it was “the show’s best entry so far…the quintessential Daredevil episode”: ttp://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/10/marvels-daredevil-episode-9-review

Nerdist praised the “unexpectedly excellent screenwriting” and “fantastic dialogue scenes”: http://nerdist.com/review-marvels-daredevil-episodes-7-10/

While Crave Online called it “easily the best episode of the series to date…the episode where Daredevil became great”: http://www.craveonline.com/tv/reviews/846323-daredevil-1-09-speak-devil-review

Christos is currently writing the Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 monthly comic from Dark Horse, and frequently contributing to The Amazing Spider-Man. He and Ruth are working on an original graphic novel for Oni Press, a historical epic titled The Lion Of Rora.

The Gages have written episodes of the TV shows Law & Order: SVU and Numbers. SVU showrunner Neal Baer cites one of their episodes, “Mercy”, as “Dick Wolf’s favorite episode”.Wolf called it “an incredible paradigm for where the show should be going.”

Gage’s movie credits include The Breed, starring Adrian Paul, Bai Ling and Bokeem Woodbine, for Sony/Screen Gems and Starz. He wrote and served as associate producer on the film Teenage Caveman for HBO; independent filmmaker Larry Clark directed and legendary special effects master Stan Winston produced. The Gages also wrote the film Paradox, starring Kevin Sorbo, for SyFy UK.

He has written several video games, including console games Captain America: Super Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as well as the mobile games Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man 3.

His original graphic novels include Area 10 for DC/Vertigo, which drew praise from authors Nicholas Pileggi, Max Brooks, M.R. Carey and Jason Aaron; Sunset for Top Cow/Minotaur Press; and the upcoming The Lion Of Rora for Oni Press.

Gage has written hundreds of comic books, working with nearly every publisher in the industry. For Marvel, he co-created the fan-favorite Avengers Academy, writing the entire forty-issue run, and has also written such titles as Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men Legacy, Avengers: The Initiative, Iron Man, World War Hulk: X-Men, X-Men/Spider-Man, Thunderbolts, and many more. He has also written for DC (Justice League Beyond), IDW (G.I. Joe: Cobra), Dynamite (Red Sonja, The Man With No Name), Avatar (Absolution, Crossed), Valiant (Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps), and Wildstorm (Stormwatch PHD, Wildcats).

Awards and nominations include:

Winner, “Breakout Talent,” 2007 Comics Nexus Awards

SHINE Award nomination for Law & Order: SVU, “Mercy”

GLAAD Award nomination for “Midnighter” in the Comic Book category, 2008

Harvey Award nomination for Best New Series for “Angel & Faith,” 2012

19 thoughts on “About

  1. Nor sure if you check here but I’ve been anxious to see some of the characters from the Initiative show back up in the Marvel U. Cloud 9 and Butterball are two of my favorites and it’s been years since I’ve seen them show up. I know Cloud 9 really doesn’t have a reason to keep being a superhero but is their any chance they’ll be back? And, I’d love to see Armory make a come back even though it seems unlikely at this point. I love Marvel but they focus way too much on the same characters and I’d like to see a little more of these guys.

  2. Thanks Joshua! I love those characters. I used Butterball in Avengers Academy starting in #21. Don’t know of any current plans for him or the others, though. But Dan Slott and I are fans of them so if we get the chance someday we would love to bring them back.

  3. I’ve been watching “Daredevil” and I love it. Congrats. I’m working with a team in China to create a hero story and wanted to see if we could open a dialogue with you on finding a way to collaborate. We had wanted someone with a comic book/graphic novel background from the US to work with us .

    I’m cold commenting in the hopes you may respond. My e-mail is jmeylai@qq.com.

    Jamie Lai

  4. Rob Rogers

    Hello, I just finished reading Absolution: Rubicon. I waited a over a year to read it because I knew how badass it was going to be and wanted to savor it. WOW. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TELL ME THERE WILL BE A THIRD ABSOLUTION SERIES!!!! By far your best work IMO. It was one of the first comics I picked up when I first started reading comics about 6 years ago, and is my FAVORITE comic series. I will be devastated if there is no more after Rubicon!!!!

    • Thank you, Rob! Unfortunately I have no news about more Absolution right now. I will be doing some more Crossed, however. I do have a third Absolution series in mind but it’s a matter of the time being right and Avatar feeling like the sales would be good. Thanks for your support!

  5. Ahmed Ali

    Hey,

    I’m a huge Buffy & Angel fan. I really enjoyed Season 8 of the comics, excluding the last 3 volumes, I just thought it took a wrong and strange turn towards the end.

    I was just wondering, what keeps the comics going? Not too sound harsh but Buffy isn’t the best seller when it comes to comics, I mean DC, Marvel and Image are more popular and they gain more money from their comics. I really hope the comics last a long while because I love the series with a passion. What keeps the comics going and what keeps you motivated to continue?

    Thanks

    • Hi Ahmed, thanks for the kind words. What keeps us motivated to continue is love of the characters and the world. As for sales, the thing to keep in mind is that while the Buffyverse comics’ sales numbers in the direct market (i.e. comics shops), as reported by Diamond, are pretty solid – and certainly respectable for a non Marvel/DC book – they also sell quite a lot through other venues. The Buffy books have a large digital audience, as well as many who buy the trades through traditional bookstores. Also, they are more perennial sellers…people are always discovering them, and catching up. So they have a greater “shelf life” than a lot of superhero titles might. So don’t worry, there is no talk of ending the Buffy books at the moment.

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