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.
Gage at a signing at Midtown Comics Times Square, June 21, 2010
|Born||Christos N. Gage
July 17, 1977
New York City
|Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten
Christos N. Gage is the son of author and New York Times investigative journalist Nicholas Gage. 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. He received his MFA in Screenwriting from the AFI Conservatory.
Film and televisionEdit
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 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." The episode was nominated for a SHINE Award. In 2014 the Gages joined the writing staff of the first season of the Netflix/Marvel TV show "Daredevil" which was nominated for three Emmy Awards  and won the Saturn Award for Best New Media TV Series.
For Wildstorm Productions Gage wrote The Authority: Prime with Darick Robertson. His subsequent Wildstorm work included Wildstorm: Armageddon, Wildstorm: Revelations and Wildcats: Worlds End which was part of a relaunch of a number of titles.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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. As of 2012 Gage and his wife Ruth were working on the historical epic The Lion Of Rora for Oni Press.
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.
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. 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, while the second collection charted at #8  and the third at #10.
Gage scripted the 2011 console video game Captain America: Super Soldier, which Chris Evans voiced. Evans later said the game inspired a number of the action scenes on the second Captain America movie. He also wrote scripts for the mobile games Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man 3: The Official Game  as well as the console game The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 2003 SHINE Award nomination for Best Scene Stealer (for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
- 2007 Comics Nexus Award winner for Best Breakout Talent.
- 2008 GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Comic Book (for Midnighter)
- 2012 Harvey Award nomination for Best New Series (for Angel & Faith)
Gage is married to Ruth Fletcher Gage, with whom he often collaborates in screenwriting projects.
TV and filmEdit
- The Breed (2001)
- Teenage Caveman (2002)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:
- "Mercy" (2003)
- "Ritual" (2004)
- Numb3rs: "Bones of Contention " (2005)
- Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider: "A Complicated Woman" (with Jim Lee, 2007)
- Paradox (2010)
- Daredevil (2015)
- Captain America: Super Soldier (2011)
- Iron Man 3: The Official Game (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game (2014)
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
- Deadshot (with pencils by Steven Cummings and inks by Jimmy Palmiotti, 5-issue mini-series, DC Comics, 2005)
- Legends of the Dark Knight (DC Comics):
- Union Jack (with pencils by Mike Perkins and inks by Drew Hennessy, 4-issue mini-series, November 2006 - February 2007, Marvel Comics, tpb London Falling, 96 pages, July 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2181-1)
- Worldstorm (with Doug Mahnke, 2-issue mini-series, Wildstorm, 2006–2007)
- Stormwatch: Post Human Division #1-12 (Wildstorm, 2006-2007) collected as:
- World War Hulk: X-Men #1-3 (with Andrea Di Vito, mini-series, Marvel Comics)
- Midnighter #8 (with John Paul Leon, Wildstorm, June 2007)
- Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar (with Mike Lilly, Marvel Comics, September–December 2007, tpb, January 2008, 96 pages, ISBN 0-7851-2718-6)
- New Line Cinema's House of Horror #1 (DC Comics, September 2007)
- House of M: Avengers (with Mike Perkins, 5-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, November 2007)
- The Authority: Prime (with Darick Robertson, Wildstorm, 2007, tpb collects The Authority Vol. 4 #5-11, Titan Books, August 2008, ISBN 1-84576-861-2, Wildstorm, July 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1834-2)
- Thunderbolts: Secret Invasion (168 pages, Marvel Comics, March 2009, ISBN 0-7851-2394-6) collects:
- "Breaking Point" (with Brian Denham, one-shot, January 2008)
- "International Incident" (with Ben Oliver, one-shot, February 2008)
- "Reason in Madness" (with Ben Oliver, one-shot, May 2008)
- "Running the Asylum" (with Fernando Blanco, 4-issue Secret Invasion tie-in, Thunderbolts #122-125, September–December, 2008)
- Avengers: The Initiative #8-35 (with co-author Dan Slott and art by Stefano Caselli and Harvey Montecillo Tolibao, Marvel Comics, 2008–2010)
- Wildstorm: Armageddon (with various artists, 6-issues, Wildstorm, tpb, 144 pages, April 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1703-6)
- Wildstorm: Revelations (with co-author Scott Beatty, and art by Wes Craig, Wildstorm, 2008, tpb, 296 pages, July 2008, Titan Books, ISBN 1-84576-933-3, Wildstorm, ISBN 1-4012-1867-9)
- The Man with No Name: The Good, The Bad, and The Uglier (with Wellington Dias, Dynamite Entertainment, 2008)
- Wildcats: World's End #1-18 (with Neil Googe and Trevor Hairsine, Wildstorm, 2008–2009) collected as:
- Civil War: House of M (with Andrea Di Vito, 5-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, September 2008)
- Iron Man: Director of SHIELD #33-35: "War Machine: Director of SHIELD" (with Sean Chen, Marvel Comics, 2008)
- Absolution (with Roberto Viacava, Avatar Press, August 2009, ongoing)
- X-Men/Spider-Man (with art by Mario Alberti, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, 2008–2009)
- G.I. Joe: Cobra (with co-author Mike Costa and art by Antonio Fuso, 4-issue mini-series, IDW Publishing, March 2009, forthcoming)
- House of M: Masters of Evil (with art by Manuel Garcia, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics 2009-2010)
- Avengers Academy #1-39 (with Mike McKone, ongoing series, Marvel Comics, June 2010–January 2013)
- X-Men Legacy* #260.1 - 275, 300 ( ongoing, Marvel Comics, January 2012–October 2012)
- Spider-Man/Fantastic Four (with art by Mario Alberti, 4-issue mini-series, Marvel Comics, 2010)
- Sunset (graphic novel, Minotaur Press, July 2012)
- Superior Spider-Man: #6 AU (Age of Ultron Crossover, Mar 27, 2013)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine: Angel & Faith #1-25 (with Rebekah Isaacs, Dark Horse Comics, August 2011 - August 2013)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine: Willow: Wonderland #3-5 (with co-author Jeff Parker, pencils by Brian Ching, Dark Horse Comics, January 2013 - March 2013)
- Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #14-23 (with co-authors Joshua Dysart and Duffy Boudreau, Valiant Entertainment, September 2013 - May 2014)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #1- (with Rebekah Isaacs, Dark Horse Comics, March 2014 - )
- Truit, Brian (April 9, 2010). "'Area 10': The thrill of the drill". USA Today. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014.
- "Nicholas Gage. A City of Words". The Worcester Writers Project. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- "Biography page at Christos Gage's official website". Web.mac.com. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- 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.
- "The SHINE Awards—2003 Winners". TheMediaProject.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- Phegley, Kiel (March 7, 2015). "Netflix's 'Daredevil' Staffs Up with Chris Gage & More Writers". ComicBookResources.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- Battler of Britain: Gage talks "Union Jack". Comic Book Resources. May 17, 2006
- "Getting Some Authority: Christos Gage On His Upcoming Authority Arc" Archived 2007-05-09 at the Wayback Machine.. Newsarama. April 5, 2007
- "AUTHORITY COMPLEX: Gage & Robertson Talk 'Prime'". Comic Book Resources' July 12, 2007
- "Gage Takes Wildstorm: Talking Midnighter: Armageddon & Authority: Prime" Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.. Newsarama. July 16, 2007
- "Armageddon Man: Christos Gage on Wildstorm: Armageddon". Newsarama. December 10, 2007
- "Gage & Beatty on Wildstorm: Revelations". Newsarama. January 4, 2008
- "Christos gage on Wildcats: World End" Archived August 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Newsarama. April 24, 2008
- "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
- "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2007". ICv2. July 16, 2007.
- Brady Matt (December 10, 2008). "Gage: Taking The Initiative Under a Dark Reign". Newsarama.
- "IDW Announces GI Joe Plans". Newsarama. September 9, 2008
- "G.I. Joe Roundtable, Part 1: Hama, Dixon, Gage & More". Newsarama. September 12, 2008
- Brady, Matt (August 15, 20008). "Christos Gage on The Man With No Name". Newsarama.
- Furey, Emmett (July 23, 2008). "CCI: Christos Gage discusses 'Absolution'". Comic Book Resources. July 23, 2008
- "2012 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!" Archived 2013-10-27 at the Wayback Machine.. Baltimore Comic-Con.
- Short, Gilbert (June 22, 2012). "" Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.. Multiversity Comics.
- Sunu, Steve (October 2, 2012). "X-POSITION: Gage Leaves His "X-Men Legacy" Behind". Comic Book Resources.
- Cooper, Bobby (September 7, 2012). "Interview: 'Sunset' Writer Christos Gage". Geeks of Doom.
- Ramsay, Randolph (May 26, 2011). "Captain America: Super Soldier--Christos Gage Q&A"GameSpot.
- Melrose, Kevin (March 28, 2014). "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' mobile game launches". Comic Book Resources.
- "The SHINE Awards—2003 Winners" Archived February 7, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. The Media Project. June 8, 2014.
- "GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book". GLAAD. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- "''Stormwatch: Post Human Division'' Volume 1 trade details". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- "''Stormwatch: Post Human Division'' Volume 2 trade details". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- "''House of Horror'' profile at DC Comics". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- Richards, Dave (September 4, 2007). "UNLOCKING THE CAGE: Gage talks 'House of M: Avengers'". Comic Book Resources.
- "''The Authority: Prime'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- "''Wildstorm: Armageddon'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- "''Wildstorm: Revelations'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
- "Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad And The Uglier #1" Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine.. Newsarama. March 25, 2008
- "Superior Spider-Man #6AU". Marvel Comics. March 27, 2013.
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