“Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof is no stranger to comic books, having penned the recently concluded (and long delayed) “Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk,” but it’s his former co-writer Brian K. Vaughan that sets off even more bells within the comics community.
A writer on “Lost” from Season 3 through Season 5, Vaughan is also the creator of “Y: The Last Man” and “Ex Machina,” among other wildly successful comic books. In fact, Vaughan’s comics converged with “Lost” during the show’s fifth season when Hugo “Hurley” Reyes enjoyed an issue of “Y: The Last Man” in an airport terminal.
But it’s not just Hurley that counts himself among Vaughan’s many fans — the actor who portrays him, Jorge Garcia, is a fan as well.
“[I read ’Y: The Last Man’] and ’Ex Machina,’ so I’m a big fan of Brian K. Vaughan,” Garcia told MTV News. “When he got hired I was pretty excited! It was really cool to meet him. [We met] two years ago when we did this Emmy panel and then he came to a party afterward. It was pretty sweet.”
Sadly, Vaughan chose to depart “Lost” after the fifth season’s conclusion. While the final year is sure to thrill fans of the series even without Vaughan’s involvement, Garcia said that he’ll miss the writer’s work on the show.
“When I heard that he had left the show, I was sorry to see him go,” said the actor. “I think he works well with those types of stories, the way he fleshed out the whole ’Y: The Last Man’ series was great. There’s always this ’Twilight Zone’ aspect that shows like ’Lost’ have, and I know he writes into that strength, so it would have been cool [if he had stayed].”
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