Brian K. Vaughan
Brian K. Vaughan
|Born||July 17, 1976|
|Occupation||Comic book writer, television writer/producer|
|Genre||Science fiction, superhero, space opera/fantasy|
|Notable works||Paper Girls|
Y: The Last Man
Pride of Baghdad
Brian K. Vaughan (born July 17, 1976) is an American comic book and television writer, best known for the comic book series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways, Pride of Baghdad, Saga, and Paper Girls.
Vaughan was a writer, story editor and producer of the television series Lost during seasons three through five. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the fourth season. The writing staff was nominated for the award again at the February 2010 ceremony for their work on the fifth season. He was formerly the showrunner and executive producer of the TV series Under the Dome.
Wired describes Vaughan's comics work as "quirky, acclaimed stories that don't pander and still pound pulses". His creator-owned comics work is also characterized by "finite, meticulous, years-long story arcs", on which Vaughan comments, "That's storytelling, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Something like Spider-Man, a book that never has a third act, that seems crazy." In 2007, Erik Malinowski, also of Wired, called Vaughan "the greatest comic book visionary of the last five years", comparing him to Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, and Steve Niles, and praised his addition to the TV series Lost as redeeming that series' third season.
Brian K. Vaughan was born July 17, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Geoffrey and Catherine Vaughan. He grew up in Rocky River and Westlake. Vaughan and his older brother are both fans of writer Peter David, and according to Vaughan, their adolescent comics reading was largely defined by a shared love of David's 12-year run on The Incredible Hulk. Vaughan also cites Joss Whedon as the reason he wanted to become a writer, a decision he made while attending St. Ignatius High School, from which he graduated in 1994.
Vaughan attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts to study film. While a student there, Vaughan took part in Marvel Comics's Stan-hattan Project, a class for fledgling comic book writers.
Vaughan's first credit was for Marvel Comics' Tales From the Age of Apocalypse #2 (December 1996). He would eventually write for some of the highest-profile characters at Marvel, including X-Men, Spider-Man, and Captain America. He would also write Batman and Green Lantern for DC Comics, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight for Dark Horse Comics.
From 2002 to 2008, Vaughan, who came to prefer writing his own characters, wrote the creator-owned monthly series Y: The Last Man, a post-apocalyptic science fiction series about the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth. The series was published in sixty issues by Vertigo and collected in a series of ten paperback volumes (and later a series of five hardcover "Deluxe" volumes). The series received Eisner Awards in 2005 and 2008, and numerous other nominations. The film rights to the series were acquired by New Line Cinema. Vaughan wrote his own screenplay for the project, though it was reported in March 2012 that Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia were in final negotiations to write their own version.
In 2006, Vaughan published the graphic novel Pride of Baghdad, which centers on a group of lions who escape from an Iraqi zoo after the start of the Iraq War. The book was praised by IGN, who named it the Best Original Graphic Novel of 2006, calling it a "modern classic", lauding it for combining a tale of survival and family with a powerful analogy of war, and praising Vaughan for representing various viewpoints through the different lion characters.
From 2004 to 2010 Vaughan wrote another creator-owned series, Ex Machina, a political thriller that depicts the life of Mitchell Hundred, a former superhero known as the Great Machine who, in the wake of his heroism during the September 11, 2001 attacks, is elected Mayor of New York City. The story is set during Hundred's term in office, and interwoven with flashbacks to his past as the Great Machine. Through this, the series explores both the political situations Hundred finds himself in, and the mysteries surrounding his superpowers. New Line Cinema purchased the film rights to the series in July 2005, and commissioned Vaughan to write one of the two commissioned scripts, which he was reported to be working on in 2007. Following the conclusion of Ex Machina in 2010, Vaughan reiterated his previous statement that he would concentrate on creator-owned work, saying, "I realized when I turned in this final Ex Machina script that it would be the first time I wasn't under some kind of deadline at Marvel or DC since 1996. That's a huge chunk of my life to spend with those characters. I love them, and I still read Marvel and DC's superhero books. I just think I'm better when I'm working on my own creations. When there are so many talented creators out there who are better at that stuff than me, I should leave those characters to them. I should do what I'm fortunate enough to be in the position to do, which is to create more new stuff."
Vaughan was a writer, executive story editor and producer for seasons 3 to 5 on the ABC TV series Lost, a job he earned on the basis of his work on Y: The Last Man, of which Lost co-creator and executive producer Damon Lindelof was an ardent fan. Lindelof showed that book to series showrunner and executive producer Carlton Cuse. Lindelof relates, "And I told him, 'We need a guy like this on the show, but I don't think he'd ever do it. I don't think he even works in L.A.' And the next thing we knew, he was on the show." He began his stint on the series as executive story editor with the episode "The Man from Tallahassee", which premiered in March 2007. Vaughan continued as story editor on several episodes until he began writing episodes, beginning with the episode "Catch-22", which Vaughan co-wrote with Jeff Pinker, and premiered in April that year. That episode was praised by Wired writer Erik Malinowski, who stated that the themes that Vaughan's carried over to Lost from his comics work, including intricately weaved storylines typified by pathos and hope, as well as pop culture references, redeemed that series' third season.
Vaughan would write a total of 7 episodes, the last of which was the April 2009 episode "Dead Is Dead". He was first credited as a producer with the fourth-season premiere "The Beginning of the End", eventually acting as producer on a total of 29 episodes. He was also a co-producer on Lost: Missing Pieces, a spinoff Internet short film series produced during the hiatus between the show's third and fourth seasons.
In November 2011 Steven Spielberg selected Vaughan to adapt the Stephen King novel Under the Dome into a television series for Showtime, which is Vaughan's first television work since Lost. Vaughan was the showrunner and executive producer of the series. He exited the show before the second season premiered in 2014.
On March 14, 2012, Image Comics published the first issue of Vaughan and Fiona Staples' epic space opera/fantasy series, Saga, which he conceived to be a concept strictly relegated to comics, and not adapted to other media. Although Vaughan was a child when he first conceived of the ideas for the book – which owes its inspiration to Star Wars – it was not until his wife became pregnant with his second child that he began to write the series, which harbors parenthood as an underlying theme. The series depicts two aliens from warring races trying to survive with their newborn daughter. The book is Vaughan's first publication for Image Comics, and represents the first time he has employed first-person narration in his comics writing. The first issue sold out of its first printing ahead of its March 14 release date, with a second printing ordered for April 11, the same release date for issue #2. The series has received positive reviews from MTV, Ain't it Cool News, Comic Book Resources, IGN, Publishers Weekly and Time magazine. It has also appeared on the New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller List, won three 2013 Eisner Awards, won a Hugo Award and was nominated for seven Harvey Awards.
In March 2013, Vaughan published the first issue of The Private Eye with artist Marcos Martín on Panel Syndicate, a pay-what-you-want host for their creative efforts. Panel Syndicate offers DRM-Free comics available for purchase/download for whatever price readers wish to pay. Through Panel Syndicate, Vaughan and Martin published 10 issues of The Private Eye and released the first issue of Barrier in late 2015.
At the Image Expo in January 2015, it was announced that Vaughan would release two new books through Image Comics in 2015: Paper Girls with Cliff Chiang and Matthew Wilson, and We Stand On Guard with Steve Skroce.
Vaughan and his wife, a native of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and playwright, live in Los Angeles and have two children. They also have a pet Dachshund named Hamburger that has been repeatedly referenced as Vaughan's aide in selecting letters for the Saga letter column, including appearing in an illustration of Vaughan and Staples that was included in a 2013 Time magazine story on Saga.
Awards and nominations
|2005||Eisner Awards||Best New Series||Ex Machina (with Tony Harris, and Tom Feister)||Won|||
|Best Writer||Y: The Last Man, Runaways, Ex Machina||Won|
|Best Single Issue or One-Shot||Ex Machina #1: "The Pilot" (with Tony Harris, and Tom Feister)||Nominated|
|Best Serialized Story||Ex Machina #2-5: "State of Emergency" (with Tony Harris, and Tom Feister)||Nominated|
|Best Serialized Story||Y: The Last Man #18-20: "Safeword" (with Pia Guerra and José Marzan Jr.)||Nominated|
|Best Continuing Series||Y: The Last Man (with Pia Guerra and José Marzan Jr.)||Nominated|
|2006||Eisner Awards||Best Single Issue or One-Shot||Ex Machina #11: "Fortune Favors" (with Tony Harris, and Tom Feister)||Nominated|||
|Best Serialized Story||Ex Machina #12–14: "Fact v. Fiction" (with Tony Harris and Tom Feister)||Nominated|
|Best Serialized Story||Y: The Last Man #37–39: "Paper Dolls" (with Pia Guerra, Goran Sudžuka, and José Marzan Jr.)||Nominated|
|Best Continuing Series||Ex Machina (with Tony Harris, and Tom Feister)||Nominated|
|Best Writer||Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man and Runaways||Nominated|
|Harvey Awards||Best Continuing Series or Limited Series||Runaways||Won|||
|Joe Shuster Awards||Outstanding International Creator||Won|||
|2007||Harvey Awards||Best Single Issue or Story||Pride of Baghdad (with Niko Henrichon)||Won|||
|Best Writer||Y: The Last Man||Nominated|
|Best Graphic Album of Original Work||Pride of Baghdad (with Niko Henrichon)||Nominated|
|Joe Shuster Awards||Outstanding International Creator Award||Won|||
|Wired Rave Awards||Print: The Storyteller||Won|||
|2008||Eisner Awards||Best Continuing Series||Y: The Last Man (with Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan, Jr.)||Won|||
|Best New Series||Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight (with Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty and Andy Owens)||Won|
|Best Writer||Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Ex Machina, and Y: The Last Man||Nominated|
|Harvey Awards||Best Writer||Y: The Last Man||Won|||
|2009||Hugo Awards||Best Graphic Story||Y: The Last Man, Volume 10: Whys and Wherefores||Nominated|||
|Harvey Awards||Best Single Issue or Story||Y: The Last Man #60 (with Pia Guerra)||Won|||
|2013||Hugo Award||Best Graphic Story||Saga (with Fiona Staples)||Won|||
|Eisner Awards||Best Writer||Won|||
|Best New Series||Won|
|Best Continuing Series||Won|
|Harvey Awards||Best Writer||Won|||
|Best New Series||Won|
|Best Continuing Series or Limited Series||Won|
|British Fantasy Award||Best Comic/Graphic Novel||Won|||
|2014||Hugo Awards||Best Graphic Story||Saga (with Fiona Staples)||Nominated|||
|Eisner Awards||Best Writer||Won|||
|Best Continuing Series||Won|
|Harvey Awards||Best Writer||Won|||
|Best Continuing or Limited Series||Won|
|2015||Hugo Awards||Best Graphic Story||Saga, Volume Two (with Fiona Staples)||Nominated|||
|Eisner Awards||Best Writer||Saga (with Fiona Staples)||Nominated|||
|Best Continuing Series||Won|
|Best Limited Series||The Private Eye (with Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente)||Nominated|
|Best Digital Comic/Webcomic||Won|
|Harvey Awards||Best Writer||Saga (with Fiona Staples)||Nominated|||
|Best Continuing or Limited Series||Won|
|Best Online Comics Work||The Private Eye (with Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente)||Won|
|2016||Eisner Awards||Best New Series||Paper Girls (with Cliff Chiang)||Won|||
|Harvey Awards||Best New Series||Won|||
|Best Writer||Saga (with Fiona Staples)||Won|
|Best Continuing or Limited Series||Won|
|2017||Hugo Awards||Best Graphic Story||Saga, Volume Six (with Fiona Staples)||Nominated|||
|Best Graphic Story||Paper Girls, Volume 1 (with Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson, and Jared Fletcher)||Nominated|
|Eisner Awards||Best Writer||Paper Girls, Saga, We Stand On Guard||Won|||
|Best Continuing Series||Saga (with Fiona Staples)||Won|
|2018||Hugo Awards||Best Graphic Story||Saga, Volume 7 (with Fiona Staples)||Nominated|||
|Best Graphic Story||Paper Girls, Volume 3 (with Cliff Chiang, Matt Wilson, and Jared Fletcher)||Nominated|
|Eisner Awards||Best Digital Comic||Barrier (with Marcos Martin)||Nominated|||
- Tales from the Age of Apocalypse #2: "Sinister Bloodlines" (with Steve Epting and Nick Napolitano, 1997)
- Cable #43: "Broken Soldiers" (co-written by Vaughan and Todd Dezago, art by Randy Green and Chap Yaep, 1997)
- Wolverine vol. 2 #131 (co-written by Vaughan and Todd Dezago, art by Cary Nord, 1998) collected in Wolverine: Blood Wedding (tpb, 320 pages, 2013, ISBN 0-7851-8524-0)
- X-Men Unlimited #22: "Cat and Mouse" (with Patrick Gleason, anthology, 1999) collected in X-Men: The Hunt for Professor X (tpb, 368 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-9720-6)
- Icons: Cyclops #1–4: "Odyssey" (with Mark Texeira, 2001)
- Icons: Chamber #1–4: "The Hollow Man" (with Lee Ferguson, 2002–2003)
- X-Men 2 Movie Prequel: Wolverine (with Tom Mandrake, one-shot, 2003) collected in X-Men 2: The Movie Adaptation (tpb, 144 pages, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1162-X)
- Mystique (with Jorge Lucas, Michael Ryan and Manuel García (#11–12), Tsunami, 2003–2004) collected as:
- Ultimate X-Men (with Brandon Peterson, Andy Kubert, Stuart Immonen, Steve Dillon (#58) and Tom Raney (Annual), 2004–2006) collected as:
- Logan #1–3 (with Eduardo Risso, Marvel Knights, 2008) collected as Logan (hc, 112 pages, 2008, ISBN 0-7851-3425-5; tpb, 2009, ISBN 0-7851-3414-X)
- Ka-Zar Annual '97: "The Shadow of Death" (with Walter A. McDaniel, 1997) collected in Ka-Zar Volume 2 (tpb, 216 pages, 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5992-4)
- What If...? vol. 2 #112: "New York... The New Savage Land... No Escape!" (with Koi Turnbull, anthology, 1998)
- Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (hc, 360 pages, 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4963-5) includes:
- The Hood #1–6 (with Kyle Hotz, Marvel MAX, 2002) collected as The Hood: Blood from Stones (tpb, 144 pages, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1058-5; hc, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2818-2)
- 411 #2: "The Clarion Call" (with Leonardo Manco, anthology, 2003)
- Runaways (with Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa and Mike Norton (vol. 2 #19–21), Tsunami, 2003–2007) collected as:
- Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1 (collects vol. 1 #1–18, tpb, 448 pages, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-8558-5)
- Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 2 (collects vol. 2 #1–18, tpb, 472 pages, 2014, ISBN 0-7851-8784-7)
- Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 3 (includes vol. 2 #19–24, tpb, 528 pages, 2015, ISBN 0-7851-8917-3)
- Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona Omnibus (collects vol. 1 #1–18, vol. 2 #1–24 and the X-Men/Runaways special, hc, 1,072 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-3029-1218-6)
- Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure #1–5 (with Staz Johnson, 2003–2004) collected as Spider-Man/Doctor Octopus: Negative Exposure (tpb, 120 pages, 2004, ISBN 0-7851-1330-4)
- Wha... Huh? (with Jim Mahfood, among other writers, one-shot, 2005) collected in Secret Wars Too (tpb, 208 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-3029-0211-3)
- Doctor Strange: The Oath #1–5 (with Marcos Martín, 2006–2007) collected as Doctor Strange: The Oath (tpb, 128 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-7851-2211-7)
- Batman: False Faces (hc, 160 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1640-4; tpb, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2228-5) collects:
- Gotham City Secret Files: "Skull-Duggery" (with Marcos Martín, co-feature in one-shot, 2000)
- Wonder Woman vol. 2 #160–161: "A Piece of You" (with Scott Kolins, 2000)
- Batman #588–590: "Close Before Striking" (with Scott McDaniel, 2001)
- Detective Comics #787: "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" (with Rick Burchett, 2003)
- The Titans #14 (co-written by Vaughan and Devin K. Grayson, art by Cully Hamner, 2000)
- Young Justice (with Scott Kolins):
- JLA Annual #4: "Ruins" (with Steve Scott, 2000)
- Superman vol. 2 Annual #12: "Whispers of the Earth" (with Carlo Barberi, 2000)
- Green Lantern: Circle of Fire (tpb, 224 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-806-3) includes:
- 9-11 Volume 2: "For Art's Sake" (with Pete Woods, anthology graphic novel, 224 pages, 2002, ISBN 1-56389-878-0)
- Swamp Thing vol. 3 (with Roger Petersen and Giuseppe Camuncoli, 2000–2001) collected as:
- Swamp Thing by Brian K. Vaughan Volume 1 (collects #1–9, tpb, 240 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4304-5)
- Swamp Thing by Brian K. Vaughan Volume 2 (collects #10–20 and profile pages from the Secret Files & Origins one-shot, tpb, 264 pages, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4598-6)
- Y: The Last Man (with Pia Guerra, Paul Chadwick (#16–17), Goran Parlov (#21–23) and Goran Sudžuka (#32–35, 40–42, 47–48, 53–54), 2002–2008) collected as:
- Volume 1 (collects #1–10, hc, 256 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1921-7; tpb, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-5151-X)
- Volume 2 (collects #11–23, hc, 320 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2235-8; tpb, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5439-X)
- Volume 3 (collects #24–36, hc, 320 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2578-0; tpb, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5880-8)
- Volume 4 (collects #37–48, hc, 296 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2888-7; tpb, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6168-X)
- Volume 5 (collects #49–60, hc, 320 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-3051-2; tpb, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6372-0)
- Absolute Edition Volume 1 (collects #1–20, hc, 512 pages, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5429-2)
- Absolute Edition Volume 2 (collects #21–40, hc, 256 pages, 2016, ISBN 1-4012-6491-3)
- Absolute Edition Volume 3 (collects #41–60, hc, 544 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-4012-7100-6)
- Pride of Baghdad (with Niko Henrichon, graphic novel, 136 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0314-0)
- Ex Machina (with Tony Harris, 2004–2010) collected as:
- Volume 1 (collects #1–11, hc, 272 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1814-8; tpb, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4498-X)
- Volume 2 (collects #12–20, hc, 272 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-4012-2677-9; tpb, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-4691-5)
- Includes the first two issues of Ex Machina Special (written by Vaughan, art by Chris Sprouse, 2006)
- Volume 3 (collects #21–29, hc, 272 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2800-3; tpb, 2014, ISBN 1-4012-5003-3)
- Includes the third issue of Ex Machina Special (written by Vaughan, art by John Paul Leon, 2007)
- Includes the Inside the Machine one-shot that offers a look behind the creation of issue #23 (2007)
- Volume 4 (collects #30–40, hc, 272 pages, 2010, ISBN 1-4012-2845-3; tpb, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5002-5)
- Volume 5 (collects #41–50, hc, 320 pages, 2011, ISBN 1-4012-2999-9; tpb, 2015, ISBN 1-4012-5422-5)
- Includes the fourth issue of Ex Machina Special (written by Vaughan, art by John Paul Leon, 2009)
- The Complete Series Omnibus (collects #1–50, Special #1–4 and the Inside the Machine one-shot, hc, 1,440 pages, 2018, ISBN 1-4012-8068-4)
- Tom Strong #28: "A Fire in His Belly" (with Peter Snejbjerg, America's Best Comics, 2004) collected in Tom Strong Book Five (hc, 136 pages, 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0624-7; tpb, 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0625-5)
- Midnighter #7: "Fait Accompli" (with Darick Robertson, 2007) collected in Midnighter: The Complete Wildstorm Series (tpb, 512 pages, 2017, ISBN 1-4012-6791-2)
- Noble Causes: Extended Family #1: "The Widow" (with Mitch Breitweiser, anthology, 2003) collected in Noble Causes Archives Volume 2 (tpb, 598 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-58240-931-5)
- Saga (with Fiona Staples, 2012–...) collected as:
- We Stand On Guard #1–6 (with Steve Skroce, 2015) collected as We Stand On Guard (hc, 168 pages, 2016, ISBN 978-1632157027; tpb, 2017, ISBN 1-5343-0141-0)
- Paper Girls (with Cliff Chiang, 2015–2019) collected as:
Dark Horse Comics
- The Escapist:
- Michael Chabon Presents: The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (anthology):
- The Escapists #1–6 (with Jason Shawn Alexander and Steve Rolston, 2006) collected as The Escapists (hc, 208 pages, 2007, ISBN 1-59307-831-5; tpb, 160 pages, 2009, ISBN 1-59582-361-1)
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #6–9: "No Future for You" (with Georges Jeanty, 2007) collected in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 2 (tpb, 120 pages, 2008, ISBN 1-59307-963-X)
- The Private Eye #1–10 (with Marcos Martín, 2013–2015) collected as The Private Eye (hc, 300 pages, Image, 2015, ISBN 1-6321-5572-9)
- Barrier #1–5 (with Marcos Martín, 2015–2017) published in print as a 5-issue limited series (Image, May 2018; slipcased edition in March 2019, ISBN 1-5343-1300-1)
- The Walking Dead: The Alien (with Marcos Martín, one-shot, 2016) published in print as The Walking Dead: The Alien (hc, 72 pages, Image, 2020, ISBN 1-5343-1659-0)
- Lost (2006–2009)
- 3.17 – "Catch-22" – April 18, 2007 (with Jeff Pinkner)
- Missing Piece #3 (PC #101) – "King of the Castle" – November 20, 2007
- Missing Piece #5 (PC #106) – "Operation: Sleeper" – December 3, 2007
- 4.02 – "Confirmed Dead" – February 7, 2008 (with Drew Goddard)
- 4.08 – "Meet Kevin Johnson" – March 20, 2008 (with Elizabeth Sarnoff)
- 4.09 – "The Shape of Things to Come" – April 24, 2008 (with Drew Goddard)
- 5.04 – "The Little Prince" – February 4, 2009 (with Melinda Hsu Taylor)
- 5.09 – "Namaste" – March 18, 2009 (with Paul Zbyszewski)
- 5.12 – "Dead is Dead" – April 8, 2009 (with Elizabeth Sarnoff)
- 3.17 – "Catch-22" – April 18, 2007 (with Jeff Pinkner)
- Under the Dome (2013-2014) – show runner, executive producer, writer
- Runaways (2017)
- 1.1 – "Reunion" – November 21, 2017 (co-producer, characters and story)
- 1.2 – "Rewind" – November 21, 2017 (co-producer, characters and story)
- Untitled Silver Surfer film (TBA)  – Writer
- Untitled Mobile Suit Gundam film (TBA)  – Writer
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