Creator Spotlight

Kieron Gillen

The reading chronology of writer Kieron Gillen! The epic architect behind the A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY event, Gillen has had an impressive Marvel career spanning work on THOR, UNCANNY X-MEN, IRON MAN, YOUNG AVENGERS, and ETERNALS.


Beta Ray Bill Defends the Korbinites

in Beta Ray Bill: Godhunter (2009) #1

Galactus! He's devoured worlds since the dawn of the universe. Consuming the Korbinites' home was nothing special. But for Beta Ray Bill—oathbrother to Thor and the Korbinites' defender—it was a failure of his life's duty. Beta Ray Bill set forth to hunt down Galactus in this three-issue limited series, forcing him to his knees to make him pay.

Gillen’s Thor Saga

in Thor (2007) #604

Hammer-swinging action on a cosmic scale! Loki wove his intricate scheming throughout every level of Thor's existence in Gillen’s fan-favorite run. From Asgard to Oklahoma, the Trickster involved the likes of Doctor Doom, Norman Osborn and even Mephisto to meet his goals. But when his plans spiraled out of control—culminating in the Siege of Asgard and the return of an ancient evil—it was up to Thor to save the day.

Kid Loki

in Journey Into Mystery (2011) #622

Read through issue #645! Gillen and Doug Braithwaite brought Thor's dark, little brother back into the fray in this FEAR ITSELF tie-in series. With Thor imprisoned by Odin, and the rest of Asgard mistrustful of the young reincarnation of the god of mischief, Loki took what help he could get from avian advisor Ikol, the undead Tyr, and a bloodthirsty Hel wolf, for a journey to the underworld to thwart the god of fear.

The Utopian X-Men

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #531

Read through issue #544 and continue with UNCANNY X-MEN (2011). Gillen steered the X-Men through “Fear Itself,” “Schism” and “Regenesis”! After the X-Men were torn in two, Cyclops led a new “Extinction Team” including Storm, Emma Frost, Namor, Colossus, Magneto, and Magik. And it wasn’t a moment too soon, as a world-ending threat was mounting quickly.

"The Secret Origin of Tony Stark"

in Iron Man (2012) #1

Gillen embarked on a 28-issue run of the tech visionary Avenger, unearthing a long-buried secret around Stark’s parentage. In addition to shiny new suits and a host of classic villains, Iron Man was a hero of the cosmos in this spacey series. He also had to face the (surprising) consequences of his role in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN!

Young Avengers: Style > Substance

in Young Avengers (2013) #1

When they weren’t fighting an interdimensional reality-altering parasite, these Young Avengers were up against teen spirit! Adding “Kid” Loki, Marvel Boy, Prodigy, and America Chavez to the lineup, Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson stylishly reinvigorated the fan-favorite team.

Asgard's Assassin

in Angela: Asgard's Assassin (2014) #1

Gillen and Marguerite Bennett teamed with the legendary art team of Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans to throw the spotlight onto the Marvel Universe's most dangerous inhabitant. All her life, Angela—the finest warrior of Heven—was raised to hate Asgard. But now Angela knows the truth about her identity: She is Thor's sister. Cast out of her home and wanting nothing to do with Asgard, Angela must strike out on her own!

Doctor Aphra Goes Solo

in Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016) #1

Read through issue #19! Gillen launches rogue archaeologist Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra into her first solo series. Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra barely escaped with her life. If the Dark Lord of the Sith ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.

"Only Death is Eternal"

in Eternals (2021) #1

A direct tie-in to JUDGMENT DAY! From the thought-provoking minds of Gillen and artist Esad Ribi? comes a new vision of the classic Marvel mythos. The Eternals’ discover the true price of their immortality, suffer a blow in leadership, then face the wrathful return of Thanos.

Destiny of X

in Immortal X-Men (2022) #1

Gillen enters the modern Age of X! Get a front row seat to the back-stabbing, secretive, and intrigue-laden drama of Krakoa’s Quiet Council—the government body of the now-immortal mutants. With so many vying for power, who will rise to the top? Gillen and artist Lucas Werneck bring us into the room where “it” happens.