Vaughan at Midtown this Thursday
Brian K. Vaughan, who is now a “beloved comics figure”, makes an incredibly rare signing appearance this Thursday at Midtown Comics:
Midtown Comics in New York City will host a comic book signing event with beloved author Brian K. Vaughan. BKV, as he is affectionately referred to by his fans, is the award-winning creator of Y: The Last Man, Ex-Machina, Pride of Baghdad and Marvel Comics’ Runaways. These titles are among the best loved and respected comic books published today, and the collected editions are among the most popular graphic novels in print.
Comic Books have rocketed to the front ranks of pop culture, and Hollywood is mining comic books for source material like never before. The work of Brian K. Vaughan is no exception. Y: The Last Man will be produced for the big screen by New Line Cinema, with Shia LaBeouf being considered for the role of Yorick Brown, the title character, and Marvel Studios (batting a thousand so far with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk) will produce Runaways.
Six years ago, an unknown author signed Y: The Last Man #1 at Midtown Comics’ Times Square location, and now he’s come full circle, considerably more famous, signing at Midtown’s Grand Central location.
Midtown Comics opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels and Manga, with its online store as well as two landmark NYC locations in Times Square and Grand Central .
Speaking of Vaughan, in all the excitement we missed the news the other week that BKV is now a big time screenwriter:
Resolving a heated bidding war, Brian K. Vaughan has sold his supernatural comedy spec “Roundtable” to DreamWorks for $650,000 against $1 million. Several competing suitors attempted to yank Vaughan’s sword out of the rock, including MGM.
Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing.
In “Roundtable,” Vaughan tries out yet another tweak on the oft-revised King Arthur legend. His spin, more “Ghostbusters” than “Excalibur,” revolves around Merlin assembling a bunch of modern-day knights to battle a resurrected ancient evil, only to discover that today’s knights are all washed-up athletes, cowardly scientists or Academy Award-winning actors.
CAA-repped Vaughan also will serve as executive producer.