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CHRISTOPHER YOST AND COMICS!

Posted by Bob Tilley Thursday, 29 October 2009

Newsarama have been interviewing Christopher Yost on his work in the comic and animation industry. A few mentions of Red Robin and Streets of Gotham...

Nrama: After establishing yourself in comics at Marvel, you branched out to begin working at DC last year– writing the new series Red Robin, and some one-shot and guest arcs in other books. What led to you branching out?

Yost: They asked. It's honestly that simple. I think because of the animation work I do, a lot of people assume I'm Marvel exclusive. I grew up a Marvel guy, but DC has the legendary pantheon of superheroes. I was flattered when editor Mike Marts approached me. And Red Robin is my first solo ongoing book, so that was kind of cool, too.

Nrama: Red Robin – you’ve been swamped with work and we’ve been wanting to talk to you about this for awhile. You’ve really carved a spot for Tim Drake in the DCU post-Batman R.I.P.. What came first, the idea of Red Robin or Tim going out on his own?

Yost: That was, in fact, the only thing that DC really knew they wanted - Tim out on his own, as Red Robin. The hows, whys and whats of it all was up to me. So I wrote up a pitch, and by and large they liked it. I did a ton of reading, just to be up to speed with not only Robin/Tim but the whole DC universe as well.

Nrama: This book debuted with a big mystery – who was Red Robin. Ultimately revealed to be Tim, do you have more surprises in store in future issues?

Yost: Issue 4, for me, was the big one, where we see that... SPOILERS!! Tim was right. He knew, for reasons that will one day be revealed, that Batman was alive. And despite no one else believing in him, he went out and found the evidence that Bruce was out there, lost in time.

And then of course he got run through by a sword. The first 12 issues are all interconnected, and there's a pretty cool twist at the end. I hope, anyway. It should keep Tim busy and his life complicated for a long time to come.

Nrama: Although Tim’s taken a sabbatical from Gotham, you’re vacationing there with a stint on Batman: Streets of Gotham. How’d you land this gig, and how did it fit in with Dini’s work previously?

Yost: Again, Mike Marts asked. They were looking for a story to feature some of the characters in Battle for the Cowl that didn't have a home (at least not yet) and two names that came up were Huntress and Man-Bat. It's not necessarily an extension of what Dini's doing, but more the flavor of Gotham.

And for me, it's a chance to play with more pieces of the Bat-universe. And have Huntress and Man-Bat beat the crap out of each other for 40 odd pages. Which is pretty fun.

Nrama: How many issues of Batman: Streets of Gotham will you be writing?

Yost: Two!

For the entire interview click here...

(Source - Newsarama)

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