Christos Gage

Christos Gage

Gage at a signing at Midtown Comics Times Square, June 21, 2010
Born Christos N. Gage
July 17, 1977
New York City
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Area 10
Avengers Academy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten

Christos N. "Chris" Gage (born 1977) is a Greek-American screenwriter and comic book writer. He is known for his work on the TV series Daredevil, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Numbers and the films The Breed and Teenage Caveman. In the comics industry, he has done considerable work on the titles Angel & Faith, Avengers Academy, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Superior Spider-Man, and has written tie-in books for the "Civil War" and "World War Hulk" storylines.

Early life

Christos N. Gage[1] is the son of author and New York Times investigative journalist Nicholas Gage.[2] He was born in New York City, and grew up in Athens, Greece, and then North Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended Brown University where he majored in American Civilization.[3] He received his MFA in Screenwriting from the AFI Conservatory.[4]


Film and television

Gage, with Ruth Fletcher Gage, adapted the Arthur C. Clarke novel Rendezvous With Rama for Morgan Freeman's Revelations Entertainment. They co-wrote the 2001 film 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 Stan Winston produced. In 2010, the Gages wrote the film Paradox, starring Kevin Sorbo, for SyFy UK.

The Gages co-wrote episodes of the TV shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Numbers. SVU showrunner Neal Baer cites one of their episodes, "Mercy", as "Dick Wolf's favorite episode".[5] Wolf called it "an incredible paradigm for where the show should be going."[6] The episode was nominated for a SHINE Award.[7] In 2014 the Gages joined the writing staff of the first season of the Netflix/Marvel TV show "Daredevil"[8] which was nominated for three Emmy Awards [9] and won the Saturn Award for Best New Media TV Series.[10]


Gage broke into the comic book industry in December 2004 with the DC Comics miniseries Deadshot. One of his earliest Marvel Comics works was a Union Jack mini-series with Mike Perkins.[11]

For Wildstorm Productions Gage wrote The Authority: Prime with Darick Robertson.[12][13][14] His subsequent Wildstorm work included Wildstorm: Armageddon,[14][15] Wildstorm: Revelations[16] and Wildcats: Worlds End[17] which was part of a relaunch of a number of titles.[18]

Gage with Rebekah Isaacs at the 2011 New York Comic Con.

During Marvel's "Civil War" storyline, he wrote the best-selling tie-in book Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties Of War. He also wrote the miniseries World War Hulk: X-Men whose first issue sold in excess of 85,000 copies.[19] Gage wrote the tie-in book Avengers: The Initiative, co-writing with Dan Slott beginning with issue #8, and eventually becoming the sole writer for the series with #20.[20] He continued on through the conclusion of the run with #35. Spinning out of that series' storylines was Avengers Academy, which Gage launched with artist Mike McKone. That series introduced several new teen characters to the Marvel Universe and ran for forty issues.

In March 2008 Gage wrote the four-issue miniseries G.I. Joe: Cobra for IDW Publishing.[21][22] That same year he wrote the first seven issues of The Man with No Name for Dynamite Entertainment, which stars the iconic Western character portrayed by Clint Eastwood. The storyline is set after the events of the sequel The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.[23] Later that year he wrote the creator-owned series Absolution for Avatar Press, which focuses on a superhero actions after he develops post-traumatic stress disorder.[24]

In 2010 Gage wrote the original graphic novel Area 10, a crime thriller about an emotionally disturbed New York police detective who, while on the case of a bizarre serial killer, begins to exhibit psychic abilities after his head is impaled by a screwdriver.[1]

In 2011 Gage was approached to write Angel & Faith, the canonical continuation of the adventures of Joss Whedon’s Buffyverse characters, as part of Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Nine. The title was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best New Series.[25]

In July 2012 Gage published the original graphic novel Sunset, through Top Cow/Minotaur Press, a noir tale of an aged mob enforcer facing the demons of his violent past.[26] As of 2012 Gage and his wife Ruth were working on the historical epic The Lion Of Rora for Oni Press.[27][28]

From 2011 to 2013 Gage and Dan Slott co-wrote issues 661 - 662, 664 and 695 - 697 of The Amazing Spider-Man. After that series ended with the death of Peter Parker, a new series, Superior Spider-Man was launched in 2013. Gage co-wrote 10 sporadic issues with Dan Slott. He also wrote the "Inhumanity" tie-in, Inhumanity: Superior Spider-Man.

From 2013 to 2014, Gage co-wrote issues 14 - 23 of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps for Valiant Entertainment.

In 2014 Gage and Dan Slott co-wrote two of the stories in the anthologized first issue of the relaunched Amazing Spider-Man, while their collaboration on the final arc of Superior Spider-Man ranked at #3 on the New York Times Paperback Graphic Books Best Seller List.[29] In the same year, Gage and Angel & Faith artist Rebekah Isaacs took over the Buffy The Vampire Slayer title, beginning with Season 10. The first collection of that series charted at #10 on the New York Times Best Seller List for Paperback Graphic Books,[30] while the second collection charted at #8 [31] and the third at #10.[32]

Video games

Gage scripted the 2011 console video game Captain America: Super Soldier,[33] which Chris Evans voiced. Evans later said the game inspired a number of the action scenes on the second Captain America movie.[34] He also wrote scripts for the mobile games Captain America: The Winter Soldier[35] and Iron Man 3: The Official Game [36] as well as the console game The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Awards and nominations

Personal life

Gage is married to Ruth Fletcher Gage, with whom he often collaborates in screenwriting projects.[3]


TV and film

Video games



  1. 1 2 Truit, Brian (April 9, 2010). "'Area 10': The thrill of the drill". USA Today. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014.
  2. "Nicholas Gage. A City of Words". The Worcester Writers Project. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  3. 1 2 "Biography page at Christos Gage's official website". Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  4. Semon, Craig S. (December 31, 2013). "North Grafton native Chris Gage scribing for superheroes". Telegram & Gazette. Worcester, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015.
  5. "Pressure Gage," Wizard Magazine #185, March 2007.
  6. "Producer’s Reigns". The Hollywood Reporter, September 2003
  7. "The SHINE Awards—2003 Winners". Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  8. Phegley, Kiel (March 7, 2015). "Netflix's 'Daredevil' Staffs Up with Chris Gage & More Writers". Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  9. Battler of Britain: Gage talks "Union Jack". Comic Book Resources. May 17, 2006
  10. "Getting Some Authority: Christos Gage On His Upcoming Authority Arc". Newsarama. April 5, 2007
  11. "AUTHORITY COMPLEX: Gage & Robertson Talk 'Prime'". Comic Book Resources' July 12, 2007
  12. 1 2 "Gage Takes Wildstorm: Talking Midnighter: Armageddon & Authority: Prime". Newsarama. July 16, 2007
  13. "Armageddon Man: Christos Gage on Wildstorm: Armageddon". Newsarama. December 10, 2007
  14. "Gage & Beatty on Wildstorm: Revelations". Newsarama. January 4, 2008
  15. "Christos gage on Wildcats: World End" Archived August 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Newsarama. April 24, 2008
  16. "NYCC '08: LIVING IN THE RUINS: WS Editor Ben Abernathy on 'Worlds End'" Archived December 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Newsarama. April 19, 2008
  17. "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2007". ICv2. July 16, 2007.
  18. Brady Matt (December 10, 2008). "Gage: Taking The Initiative Under a Dark Reign". Newsarama.
  19. "IDW Announces GI Joe Plans". Newsarama. September 9, 2008
  20. "G.I. Joe Roundtable, Part 1: Hama, Dixon, Gage & More". Newsarama. September 12, 2008
  21. Brady, Matt (August 15, 20008). "Christos Gage on The Man With No Name". Newsarama.
  22. Furey, Emmett (July 23, 2008). "CCI: Christos Gage discusses 'Absolution'". Comic Book Resources. July 23, 2008
  23. 1 2 "2012 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!". Baltimore Comic-Con.
  24. Short, Gilbert (June 22, 2012). "". Multiversity Comics.
  25. Sunu, Steve (October 2, 2012). "X-POSITION: Gage Leaves His "X-Men Legacy" Behind". Comic Book Resources.
  26. Cooper, Bobby (September 7, 2012). "Interview: 'Sunset' Writer Christos Gage". Geeks of Doom.
  31. Ramsay, Randolph (May 26, 2011). "Captain America: Super Soldier--Christos Gage Q&A"GameSpot.
  33. Melrose, Kevin (March 28, 2014). "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' mobile game launches". Comic Book Resources.
  35. "The SHINE Awards—2003 Winners" Archived February 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. The Media Project. June 8, 2014.
  36. "GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book". GLAAD. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  37. "''Stormwatch: Post Human Division'' Volume 1 trade details". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  38. "''Stormwatch: Post Human Division'' Volume 2 trade details". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  39. "''House of Horror'' profile at DC Comics". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  40. Richards, Dave (September 4, 2007). "UNLOCKING THE CAGE: Gage talks 'House of M: Avengers'". Comic Book Resources.
  41. "''The Authority: Prime'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  42. "''Wildstorm: Armageddon'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  43. "''Wildstorm: Revelations'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  44. "Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad And The Uglier #1". Newsarama. March 25, 2008
  45. "Superior Spider-Man #6AU". Marvel Comics. March 27, 2013.
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