Christos Gage
Gage at a signing at Midtown Comics Times Square, June 21, 2010
BornChristos Nicholas Gatzoyiannis
New York City, U.S.
Notable works
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Stormwatch: Post Human Division

Christos N. Gage is an American screenwriter and comic book writer. He is known for his work on the TV series Daredevil, Hawaii Five-0, 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, Spider-Geddon 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 Greek-born author and New York Times investigative journalist Nicholas Gage.[2] His original family name is Gatzoyiannis. 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.[citation needed] 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 creator Dick Wolf cites one of their episodes from the series' fourth season, "Mercy", as "a high water mark" of the show's 400-episode run, saying "I tell writers that if you're going to look at one episode after the pilot, it's that one."[5] The episode was nominated for a SHINE Award.[6] In 2014 the Gages joined the writing staff of the first season of the Netflix/Marvel TV show Daredevil[7] which was nominated for three Emmy Awards [8] and won the Saturn Award for Best New Media TV Series.[9] They were on the writing staff of Hawaii Five-0 for the show's ninth (2018-2019) season.


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.[10]

For Wildstorm Productions Gage wrote The Authority: Prime with Darick Robertson.[11][12][13] His subsequent Wildstorm work included Wildstorm: Armageddon,[13][14] Wildstorm: Revelations[15] and Wildcats: Worlds End[16] which was part of a relaunch of a number of titles.[17]

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.[18] 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.[19] 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.[20][21] 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.[22] 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 and thus resorts to murdering supervillains.[23]

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.[24]

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.[25] As of 2012 Gage and his wife Ruth were working on the historical epic The Lion Of Rora for Oni Press.[26][27]

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.[28] 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,[29] while the second collection charted at #8 [30] and the third at #10.[31]

He also co-wrote 2014 crossover arc Spider-Verse, and wrote the 2018 sequel Spider-Geddon.

In 2016, with his wife Ruth, Gage contributed to the Eisner Award-winning Love Is Love (comics) anthology to benefit victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and their families.

He also wrote two series following the 2019 Disney Pixar film Incredibles 2. The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories was published on March 5, 2019, by Dark Horse Comics. Gage wrote the first two issues, while Landry Q. Walker wrote the other. The three stories happen after the film. Gage's two stories (Crisis in Mid-Life! and Bedtime Story) were illustrated by Gurihiru and J. Bone, respectively. The other series is The Incredibles 2: Secret Identities, which is a story that also takes place after the Incredibles movies by Brad Bird. The series focuses on the character Violet, and an edition with all three issues was released on October 1, 2019, again by Dark Horse Comics. Gage wrote it with Jean Claudio-Vinci as illustrator. A new series, focusing on the character Dash, will be partly released in February 2020, under the title 'Slow Burn' .

Video games

Gage scripted the 2011 console video game Captain America: Super Soldier,[32] which tied-into the release of the film Captain America: The First Avenger, which Chris Evans voiced. Evans later said the game inspired a number of the action scenes on the second Captain America movie.[33] He also wrote scripts for the mobile games Captain America: The Winter Soldier[34] and Iron Man 3: The Official Game.[35] Gage also scripted the 2014 game The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as a tie-in to the film of the same name. Gage and Dan Slott are among the writers of the 2018 game Marvel's Spider-Man, developed by Insomniac Games[36] which sold 3.3 million copies in the first three days of release [37] and earned the writers a WGA Award nomination[38] as well as BAFTA[39] and SXSW[40] award nominations. On July 18, 2019, it became the best-selling superhero game ever.[41]

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


DC Comics

Marvel Comics

Independent Comics


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