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I was fortunate enough to speak with Hulk Vs writer Chris Yost over the phone.
Chris Yost wrote both Hulk Vs stories with co-writer Craig Kyle. Yost told me he was writing for animation first before getting noticed by Marvel Comics thanks to his work on X-men Evolution. Yost and Kyle co-wrote the episodes that introduced mutant character X-23, the female clone of Wolverine. This got him a six-issue mini-series (titled X-23: Innocence Lost), and then he took over writing chores (as of issue #20) on the New X-Men.
Here are some questions I asked Chris.
Which do you enjoy writing for more, comics or television?
Are there any other projects you are working on?
When I asked him how the Hulk would get along with the other Avengers, he would not comment on how they would get the Hulk to work within the group peacefully. He said we'd just have to wait and see, but did reveal that it was one of the things being discussed.
Was anybody nervous about the cartoon amputations?
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers and future hopeful comic creators?
Favorite Superhero? He's a big Thor fan.
How was writing for this project different from writing for the
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Batman ?
When asked about the Batman the new series he said it wasn't his favorite style, but he appreciated the fun style, and remarked before the 80's, Batman did occasionally smile.
I was shocked when Wolverine stabbed Bruce Banner to get him to change into the Hulk. Chris said both he and Craig were shocked as well and they wrote it.
Hulk's blood not green? When I asked him this question, he said, after thinking about it for a bit, that he believed it was decided to have the Hulk's blood red to add more realism to the movie. Laughing he said that green blood might just appear on screen like green snot.
How did Deadpool's tranqs stick to the Hulk? They were adamantium tipped, and that only worked because the Hulk had lost a lot of blood after fighting Wolverine.
I really enjoyed my conversation with Chris Yost. You can tell he's just as much a comics fan as the rest of us. He really knows his comics characters.