Panel Borders talks to Kieron Gillen

Kieron Gillin. Photo  © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

Kieron Gillin. Photo © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons

Continuing a month of shows about Superhero Comics on the Panel Borders radio show, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about his recent about published under the Marvel Now banner, including Iron Man and Young Avengers and his forays into ‘mature readers’ titles such as Uber.

Kieron has been writing for Marvel since 2008, work that includes the critically-acclaimed S.W.O.R.D., a the critically acclaimed run on Thor and Iron Man – of which #20 is on sale in all good comic shops now.

He also wrote the second issue of the Marvel UK revival series, also on sale now in all good comic shops. Our preview of Dark Angel is here

The interview was recorded at Nine Worlds Geek Fest, London 2013.

• Superhero Comic: Kieron Gillen 4.30pm, Monday 20th January, repeated 11am Thursday 23rd January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / extended podcast at

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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