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Real Name


Place of Birth
Cleveland , Ohio , United States of America

Date of Birth

, 1976

Professional History

Brian K. Vaughan (born 1976, in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American comic book writer best known for the series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Pride of Baghdad.

Early life and career

As an undergraduate film student at New York University, Vaughan took part in Marvel's Stan-hattan Project, a class for fledgling comic book writers that also helped Joe Kelly break into comic books. Vaughan's first credit was Cable #43 (May 1997).

Later career

Vaughan has written for most of the major DC and Marvel characters, including Batman and the X-Men. He has also written several screenplays, stage plays, and short stories, but mostly he prefers writing comic books. He has stated in an interview with[1] that he prefers to write his own creations like Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina because he doesn't think he's the best at using his "voice" with company-owned characters. Vaughan was hired in late 2006 as an executive story editor for the television series Lost.[2]

New Line Cinema optioned Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina in 2005.[3]

Preceded by:
Eric Luke
Wonder Woman writer
Succeeded by:
Ben Raab
Preceded by:
Runaways writer
Succeeded by:
Joss Whedon
Preceded by:
Joss Whedon
Buffy the Vampire Slayer season eight writer
Succeeded by:
Jeph Loeb

Awards and nominations

  • Eisner Award (2005) for Best Writer, for his work on Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Ex Machina and Marvel's Ultimate X-Men, and for Best New Series (along with artists Tony Harris and Tom Feister) for Ex Machina.
  • Nominated for five Eisners in 2006: Best Writer; Best Single Issue, Best Serialized Story and Best Continuing Series for Ex Machina; and Best Serialized Story for Y: The Last Man.[4]
  • "Comic's Best Writer" (2006), Wizard magazine.


Work History

Images Attributed to Brian K. Vaughan (Earth-1218)


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