11 Facts About Kieron Gillen


Kieron Michael Gillen is a British comic book writer and former video game and music journalist.


Kieron Gillen has been nominated four times for a GLAAD Media Award, winning once for Young Avengers.


In 2000, Kieron Gillen became the first-ever video game journalist to receive an award from the Periodical Publishers Association, for New Specialist Consumer Journalist.


Kieron Gillen is a fan of the work of the video game developer Warren Spector, having written positive pieces on several Spector's games, most notably Deus Ex and Thief: Deadly Shadows, both produced by Ion Storm.


Kieron Gillen's other creator-owned work includes Three, a mini-series about the helots of Sparta, and The Ludocrats, initially announced in 2015 as a collaboration between writers Kieron Gillen and Jim Rossignol and artist David Lafuente.


On 14 April 2008, it was announced Kieron Gillen would collaborate with artist Greg Scott to expand on Warren Ellis' newuniversal series with "a story about killing the future" set in 1959.


In late 2010, Kieron Gillen launched another X-Men spin-off Generation Hope that picked up plot threads from the end of the "Second Coming" storyline.


Kieron Gillen wrote the title for twelve issues before passing it to James Asmus.


In June 2020, Marvel announced that Kieron Gillen would write Warhammer 40,000: Marneus Calgar, the first series in a line of Warhammer comics published by the company.


In 2021, Kieron Gillen began writing the Eternals ongoing series, illustrated by Esad Ribic.


Kieron Gillen was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts by Staffordshire University in 2019 for his work both as a journalist and a comic book writer.