Brian K. Vaughan announced on his official site today that he's joined the writing staff of "Lost" as Executive Story Edtor.
"As I'm neither an executive nor an editor, this is really just a fancy Hollywood way of saying that I've joined the writing staff," Vaughan said.
A writer of both critical and commercial acclaim, Vaughan's hiring on the massive hit genre show follows that of other award-winning comics writers Jeph Loeb and Paul Dini. But like them, Vauaghan promises that his new job won't remove him from the comics scene. "I'm absolutely not leaving comics. There are a lot of 'Y: The Last Man' and 'Ex Machina' fans at the show, so everyone has been great about leaving me just enough time to work on those books, and even some new ones, including an upcoming four-issue stint on that Runaways guy Joss Whedon's 'eighth season' of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' over at Dark Horse."
Vaughan indicated that some of the scripts for forthcoming "Lost" episodes are in his view among the series' best episodes, but implored fans to not ask him questions like "Who are the others?" and "What is the island"?"
"I will say that I'm insanely honored to join such an amazing group of writers," Vaughan confessed. "And I'm very grateful to [executive producers] Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for having so much faith in me."