Chris Yost is a comic book and animation writer best known as the current co-writer (with his frequent collaborator Craig Kyle) of the popular comic book series New X-Men. Yost began his career in 2002 as an intern in Marvel Comics' west coast office. His spec film scripts got attention from Marvel executives who hired Yost to write episodes of the TV series X-Men: Evolution. In 2003, Yost, along with his frequent collaborator Craig Kyle, wrote episodes of the series that introduced a mutant character named X-23 who is a female clone of the popular X-Men character Wolverine.
Impressed with X-23’s reception on TV, Marvel executives asked Yost and Kyle to adapt the character into comics, first by writing a six issue mini-series featuring X-23, and then by taking over writing chores (as of issue #20) on the New X-Men title, bringing X-23 in as a regular character.
Yost has also written for such animated shows as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Batman and was the story editor, head writer and show runner on the Fantastic Four animated series that aired on Cartoon Network in 2006. He has also been selected as the show runner for the upcoming Iron Man animated series, that will be airing in 2008. Yost was featured as the “Male Rising Star” in the Spring 2006 issue of Now Playing magazine.
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