Writer Christopher Yost joins the podcast to talk about his career and his upcoming series at Vault, Unnatural Order. Yost discusses his comic origins, how other mediums drove him to comics, the idea of making comics, his early days at Marvel, his interview process, the X-Men, X-23’s place in his career, writing in different mediums, trusting collaborators, Unnatural Order’s origin, idea generation, understandable villains, fantasy as a genre, Unnatural Order #1’s free plan, the changing landscape for storytellers, why comics are always part of the mix, and more.
You can find Yost on Twitter and his work in Unnatural Order at Vault Comics.
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