Christos Gage

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Christos Gage
Chris Gage.JPG
Born Christos N. Gage
July 17
New York
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer
Notable works
Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Area 10
Avengers Academy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten

http://christosgage.com

Christos N. "Chris" Gage is a Greek-American screenwriter and comic book writer. He is known for his work on the films The Breed and Teenage Caveman, and for the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Numbers. 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[edit]

Christos N. Gage[1] is the son of author and New York Times investigative journalist Nicholas Gage.[2] He was born in New York, 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]

Career[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Gage, with Ruth Fletcher Gage, 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, also with Ruth Fletcher Gage, he wrote the film Paradox, starring Kevin Sorbo, for SyFy UK.

Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage 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]

Comics[edit]

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.[7]

For Wildstorm Productions Gage wrote The Authority: Prime with Darick Robertson.[8][9][10] His subsequent Wildstorm work included Wildstorm: Armageddon,[10][11] Wildstorm: Revelations[12] and Wildcats: Worlds End[13] which was part of a relaunch of a number of titles.[14]

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.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17][18] 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 in A Fistful of Dollars and its two sequels. The storyline is set after the events of the sequel The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.[19] Later that year he wrote Absolution for Avatar Press, which focuses on a superhero actions after he develops post-traumatic stress disorder.[20]

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.[21] Following that book’s 25-issue run, the creative team took over the Buffy The Vampire Slayer title, beginning with Season 10 in 2014.

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.[22] As of 2012 Gage and his wife Ruth were working on the historical epic The Lion Of Rora for Oni Press.[23][24]

From 2011 to 2013 Gage and Dan Slot 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. During that series' run, 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.

Video games[edit]

Gage scripted the 2011 console video game Captain America: Super Soldier,[25] which was voiced by most of the cast of the movie, including Chris Evans, who said the fighting in the game informed both him and the Russo brothers in approaching the action for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.[26] He also wrote the mobile game Captain America: The Winter Soldier[27] and the console game The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Personal life[edit]

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

Works[edit]

TV and film[edit]

Video games[edit]

Comics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Truit, Brian (April 9, 2010). "'Area 10': The thrill of the drill". USA Today.
  2. ^ Nicholas Gage. A City of Words. The Worcester Writers Project. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Biography page at Christos Gage's official website". Web.mac.com. Retrieved 2010-12-26. [dead link]
  4. ^ Semon, Craig S. (December 31, 2013). "North Grafton native Chris Gage scribing for superheroes". Telegram & Gazette.
  5. ^ "Pressure Gage," Wizard Magazine #185, March 2007.
  6. ^ "Producer’s Reigns". The Hollywood Reporter, September 2003
  7. ^ Battler of Britain: Gage talks "Union Jack". Comic Book Resources. May 17, 2006
  8. ^ "Getting Some Authority: Christos Gage On His Upcoming Authority Arc". Newsarama. April 5, 2007
  9. ^ "AUTHORITY COMPLEX: Gage & Robertson Talk 'Prime'". Comic Book Resources' July 12, 2007
  10. ^ a b "Gage Takes Wildstorm: Talking Midnighter: Armageddon & Authority: Prime". Newsarama. July 16, 2007
  11. ^ "Armageddon Man: Christos Gage on Wildstorm: Armageddon". Newsarama. December 10, 2007
  12. ^ "Gage & Beatty on Wildstorm: Revelations". Newsarama. January 4, 2008
  13. ^ "Christos gage on Wildcats: World End". Newsarama. April 24, 2008
  14. ^ "NYCC '08: LIVING IN THE RUINS: WS Editor Ben Abernathy on 'Worlds End'". Newsarama. April 19, 2008
  15. ^ "Top 300 Comics Actual--June 2007". ICv2. July 16, 2007.
  16. ^ Brady Matt (December 10, 2008). "Gage: Taking The Initiative Under a Dark Reign". Newsarama.
  17. ^ "IDW Announces GI Joe Plans". Newsarama. September 9, 2008
  18. ^ "G.I. Joe Roundtable, Part 1: Hama, Dixon, Gage & More". Newsarama. September 12, 2008
  19. ^ Brady, Matt (August 15, 20008). "Christos Gage on The Man With No Name". Newsarama.
  20. ^ Furey, Emmett (July 23, 2008). "CCI: Christos Gage discusses 'Absolution'". Comic Book Resources. July 23, 2008
  21. ^ a b "2012 Harvey Awards Nominees Announced!". Baltimore Comic-Con.
  22. ^ Short, Gilbert (June 22, 2012). "". Multiversity Comics.
  23. ^ Sunu, Steve (October 2, 2012). "X-POSITION: Gage Leaves His "X-Men Legacy" Behind". Comic Book Resources.
  24. ^ Cooper, Bobby (September 7, 2012). "Interview: 'Sunset' Writer Christos Gage". Geeks of Doom.
  25. ^ Ramsay, Randolph (May 26, 2011). "Captain America: Super Soldier--Christos Gage Q&A". Gamespot.
  26. ^ Blum, Matt (March 31, 2014). "Chris Evans on Becoming Cap for Captain America: The Winter Soldier". Geek Dad.
  27. ^ Melrose, Kevin (March 28, 2014). "'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' mobile game launches". Comic Book Resources.
  28. ^ "The SHINE Awards—2003 Winners". The Media Project. June 8, 2014.
  29. ^ [1]
  30. ^ "GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book". GLAAD. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  31. ^ "''Stormwatch: Post Human Division'' Volume 1 trade details". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  32. ^ "''Stormwatch: Post Human Division'' Volume 2 trade details". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  33. ^ "''House of Horror'' profile at DC Comics". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  34. ^ Richards, Dave (September 4, 2007). "UNLOCKING THE CAGE: Gage talks 'House of M: Avengers'". Comic Book Resources.
  35. ^ "''The Authority: Prime'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  36. ^ "''Wildstorm: Armageddon'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  37. ^ "''Wildstorm: Revelations'' trade profile". DC Comics. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  38. ^ "Man With No Name: The Good, The Bad And The Uglier #1". Newsarama. March 25, 2008
  39. ^ "Superior Spider-Man #6AU". Marvel Comics. March 27, 2013.

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Preceded by
Warren Ellis
Thunderbolts writer
2008–
Succeeded by
Andy Diggle