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Brian K. Vaughan

Real Name
Brian K. Vaughan

Date of Birth
, 1976

Place of Birth
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

First publication


Personal History

Personal History of Brian K. Vaughan is unknown.

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 Wizarduniverse.com[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]

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.


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


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