Christopher Yost

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Chris Yost
Born Christopher Lee Yost
February 21, 1973
St. Louis, MO
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education University of Michigan
Occupation Screenwriter
Years active 2002–present
Notable work(s) Thor: The Dark World
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
X-Force
Website
http://manvs.com

Christopher Lee Yost (born February 21, 1973) is an American film, animation and comic book writer best known as the head writer of the Marvel animated series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and co-writer (with his frequent collaborator Craig Kyle) of the comic book series X-23: Innocence Lost, X-23: Target X, New X-Men, X-Force. and Scarlet Spider (Volume 2). Yost was a member of the Marvel Writers Program and one of the screenwriters of Marvel Studios Thor: The Dark World which was released in 2013.

Career[edit]

Christopher Yost graduated from the University of Michigan with a film and video degree. With no clear sense of which direction to take his career in, he got into advertising in the Detroit area, producing TV commercials. He later interned, in 2002, 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 and Kyle co-wrote the episodes that introduced mutant character X-23, female clone of the popular X-Men character Wolverine. Marvel executives were impressed with X-23’s reception on TV, and asked Yost and Kyle to adapt the character into comics, first by writing a six-issue mini-series titled X-23: Innocence Lost, 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 and Kyle also co-wrote a second X-23 six-issue miniseries, titled X-23: Target X as well as X-Force. Yost also wrote Ender's Game: Battle School, the first in a series of adaptations of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game by Marvel.[1]

In 2012 Yost moved to work on Marvel's Spider-Man family of comics, revitalizing the character Kaine from the 1990's storyline, the Clone Saga, in the ongoing series Scarlet Spider. The also took over writing duties of the Spider-Man team-up book, Avenging Spider-Man, which was relaunched as Superior Spider-Man Team-Up in 2013.

Outside of Marvel, Yost has written several other comics including Red Robin from DC Comics[2] and his own creator owned series Killer of Demons from Image Comics[3]

Yost has also written for such animated shows as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Batman and was the story editor and head writer on the Fantastic Four animated series that aired on Cartoon Network in 2006 as well as Iron Man: Armored Adventures. He was the head writer of Marvel Animation's The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, which aired on Disney XD from 2010-2012.

Yost worked in the Marvel Feature Film Writers Program from 2010-2012, and was one of the writers of Marvel's feature film Thor: The Dark World (2013).[4] In August of 2013, Yost was announced as the writer for Mattel's Max Steel feature film, as well as the co-writer on the upcoming Marvel sequel Thor: Ragnarok, Which is set for release on July 28, 2017.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Credit(s)
2008 Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow Writer
2013 Thor: The Dark World Writer
2015 Max Steel Writer
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Writer

Television[edit]

  • X-Men: Evolution TV Series (writer)
    • 3.11 - X23 (story by Craig Kyle, co-written with Craig Kyle), 2003
    • 3.12 - Dark Horizon Part 1 (co-written with Craig Kyle), 2003
    • 3.13 - Dark Horizon Part 2 (co-written with Craig Kyle), 2003
    • 4.03 - Target X (co-written with Craig Kyle), 2003
  • The Batman TV Series (writer)
    • 1.07 - The Big Heat (co-written with J.D Murray), 2004.
    • 2.02 - Riddled (co-written with J.D Murray), 2005
    • 2.06 - The Pets (co-written with J.D Murray), 2005
    • 3.04 - RPM, 2005
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (writer)
    • 3.19 - Reality Check, 2005
    • 3.22 - The Real World Part 1, 2005
    • 3.25 - Exodus Part 1, 2005
    • 4.01 - Cousin Sid, 2005
    • 4.06 - Grudge Match, 2005
    • 4.09 - Aliens Among Us, 2005
    • 4.13 - Samurai Tourist, 2005
    • 4.17 - Outbreak, 2006
    • 4.20 - Return of Savanti Part 1, 2006
    • 4.21 - Return of Savanti Part 2, 2006
    • 4.24 - Good Genes Part 1, 2006
    • 4.25 - Good Genes Part 2, 2006
    • 5.01 - Lap of the Gods, 2008
    • 5.04 - More Worlds Than One, 2008
    • 5.07 - Membership Drive, 2008
    • 5.12 - Enter the Dragons Part 1, 2008
    • 5.13 - Enter the Dragons Part 2, 2008
  • Legend of the Dragon (writer)
    • 1.16 - Shell Game, 2006
  • Alien Racers (writer)
    • 1.18 - Skrash and Burn, 2006
  • Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (head writer, story editor)
    • 1.03 - Doomsday (story by Craig Kyle), 2006
    • 1.12 - Annihilation (story by Craig Kyle), 2007
    • 1.18 - The Cure (story by Craig Kyle & Dan Slott), 2007
    • 1.26 - Scavenger Hunt, 2007
  • Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (writer), 2008
  • Wolverine and the X-Men (writer)
    • 1.07 - Wolverine vs. Hulk, 2008 (story by Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost)
    • 1.09 - Future X, 2008 (story by Greg Johnson & Craig Kyle)
    • 1.10 - Greetings From Genosha, 2008 (story by Greg Johnson & Craig Kyle)
    • 1.12 - Excessive Force, 2008 (story by Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost)
    • 1.13 - Battle Lines, 2009 (story by Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost)
    • 1.14 - Stolen Lives, 2009 (story only, with Greg Johnson & Craig Kyle)
    • 1.15 - Hunting Grounds, 2009 (story only, with Greg Johnson & Craig Kyle)
    • 1.16 - Badlands, 2009 (story only, with Greg Johnson & Craig Kyle)
    • 1.18 - Backlash, 2009 (story by Greg Johnson, Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost)
    • 1.19 - Guardian Angel, 2009 (story only, with Greg Johnson & Craig Kyle)
  • Hulk Vs (co-written with Craig Kyle), 2009
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (head writer, story editor)
    • 1.01 - Iron Forged in Fire Part 1, 2009
    • 1.02 - Iron Forged in Fire Part 2, 2009
    • 1.12 - Seeing Red, 2009
    • 1.19 - Technovore, 2009 (story only)
    • 1.25 - Tales of Suspense Part 1, 2009
    • 1.26 - Tales of Suspense Part 2, 2009
  • The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (head writer, story editor)
    • 1.05 - The Man in the Ant Hill, 2010
    • 1.06 - Breakout Part 1, 2010
    • 1.07 - Breakout Part 2, 2010
    • 1.14 - Masters of Evil, 2010
    • 1.25 - The Fall of Asgard, 2011
    • 1.26 - A Day Unlike Any Other, 2011
    • 2.01 - The Private War of Doctor Doom, 2012
    • 2.11 - Infiltration, 2012
    • 2.12 - Secret Invasion, 2012
    • 2.13 - Along Came a Spider..., 2012
    • 2.17 - Ultron Unlimited, 2012
    • 2.19 - Emperor Stark, 2012
    • 2.23 - New Avengers, 2012
    • 2.24 - Operation Galactic Storm, 2012
    • 2.25 - Live Kree or Die, 2012
    • 2.26 - Avengers Assemble, 2012

Bibliography[edit]

Comics[edit]

  • Marvel Comics
    • Avengers
      • Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes #1-4 (art by Scott Wegener, 2010–2011)
      • Spider-Island: Avengers #1 (art by Mike McKone, 2011)
      • Avengers Prelude #1-4 (co-written by Eric Pearson, 2012)
      • Marvel Universe Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes #1-7 (2012)
      • AvsX #3 (writer of Black Widow vs. Magik story, 2012)
      • A+X #7 (writer of Thor/Iceman story, 2013)
    • Spider-Man
    • X-23
    • X-Force
      • X-Force #1-28 (with co-writer Craig Kyle, Marvel Comics, 2008–2010)
      • X-Force/Cable: Messiah War #1 (with co-writer Craig Kyle and art by Mike Choi, 2009)
      • X-Force: Sex and Violence #1-3 (with co-writer Craig Kyle and art by Gabriele Del'Otto, 2010)
    • X-Men
      • X-Men Unlimited Vol. 2 #11 (first story only, with pencils by Billy Dallas Patton, 2005)
      • New X-Men #20-46 (with co-writer Craig Kyle, 2006–2008)
      • X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5 (with pencils by Paco Diaz and Vincente Cifuentes, 2008)
      • X-Men Origins: Colossus #1 (with penciles by Trevor Hairsine, 2008)
      • X-Men: Divided We Stand #1 (Gentle and Hellion stories only, 2008)
      • X-Men: Worlds Apart #1-4 (art by Diogene Neves, Marvel Comics, 2008–2009)
      • X-Men: Kingbreaker #1-4 (with Dustin Weaver, Marvel Comics, 2008–2009)
      • Dark X-Men: The Confession #1 (with co-writer Craig Kyle and art by Yanick Paquette, 2009)
      • Psylocke #1-4 (art by Harvey Tolibao, 2009–2010)
      • Nation X #1, 3 (#1 Iceman story only; #3 Box & Diamond Lil story only, 2010)
      • X-Men: Second Coming #1-2 (#1 with co-writer Craig Kyle and art by David Finch; #2 with co-writers Matt Fraction, Mike Carey and Zeb Wells and art by Adi Granov, 2010)
      • X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations: Hellbound #1-3 (with Harvey Tolibao, 2010)
      • X-Men: To Serve and Protect #1-4 (X-Vigilante's story only 2010-2011)
      • X-Men Giant Size #1 (First to Last Part 1, art by Paco Medina and Dalibor Talajic, 2011)
      • X-Men #12-15 (First to Last, art by Paco Medina and Dalibor Talajic, 2011)
      • Amazing X-Men #8-Present (with co-writer Craig Kyle and art by Ed McGuinness, Carlo Barberi, 2014-Present)
    • Other Marvel
      • Wolverine: Killing Made Simple (first story only, with pencils by Koi Turnbull, 2008)
      • Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1-3 (art by Takeshi Miyazawa, 2008)
      • Runaways Vol. 3 #10 (with co-writer James Asmus and art by Sara Pichelli & Emma Rios, Marvel Comics, 2009)
      • Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #2 (writer of the Elsa Bloodstone story, Marvel Comics, 2009)
      • Ender's Game: Battle School #1-5 (art by Pasqual Ferry, 2009)
      • Ender's Game: Command School #1-5 (art by Pasqual Ferry, 2009–2010)
      • Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way! #1 (X-Men story only with art by Paul Davidson, 2010)
      • Battle Scars #1-6 (art by Scot Eaton, 2011)
      • Point One #1 (art by Ryan Stegman, 2011)
      • New Warriors Vol. 5 #1-12 (with art by Marcus To, 2014)
  • DC Comics
    • Batman: Battle for the Cowl - The Underground #1 (with art by Pablo Raimondi, 2009)
    • Red Robin #1 - 12 (with art by Ramon Bachs, 2009–2010)
    • Titans #16 (with art by Angel Unzueta, 2009)
    • Batman: Streets of Gotham #5-6 (main feature, with art by Dustin Nguyen, 2009)

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