Kieron Gillen is an instantly recognizable name to comic readers. Whether you know him as the man that complicated Tony Stark’s family history, detailed a teenage Loki’s misadventures, or created one of the most memorable Star Wars characters in Marvel’s return to the series (in the form of the enigmatic Doctor Aphra), Gillen’s accomplishments speak for themselves.
And while the vast majority of fans are familiar with his work for Marvel Comics, Gillen has also been successful at creating his own worlds for independent publishers such as Image (The Wicked + The Divine, Die), Avatar (Uber), and Boom! Studios (Mercury Heat, Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt). His most recent foray into creator-owned comics consists of his and artist Dan Mora’s (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus) take on Arthurian Legend in a contemporary setting, entitled Once and Future (from Boom! Studios).