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Craig Kyle (born November 3, 1971) is an American writer for Marvel Comics. He is best known for his creation of the character X-23. He has also produced several of Marvel's direct-to-DVD animated films and worked on several aspects of the Thor film series.

Craig Kyle
Born (1971-11-03) November 3, 1971 (age 47)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Area(s)Screenwriter, Producer
Pseudonym(s)J.D. Murray
Notable works
X-23: Innocence Lost
X-23: Target X
Thor (Marvel Comics)
Thor The Dark World
Thor Ragnarok
Blue Thunder
Hulk VS
Planet Hulk
Doctor Strange
New X-Men

Life and careerEdit

Kyle was born in Houston, Texas. He is a frequent collaborator Christopher Yost are perhaps best known for the creation of mutant character X-23, teenage female clone of Wolverine. In 2003, Kyle and Yost co-wrote the episodes of X-Men: Evolution that introduced X-23 to the X-Men: Evolution universe. Marvel executives were impressed with X-23’s reception on TV, and subsequently asked Yost and Kyle to adapt the character into comics, first by writing the character into a six issue eponymous mini-series, and then by taking over writing chores (as of issue #20) on the New X-Men (formerly New X-Men: Academy X) title, bringing X-23 in as a regular character. The success of X-23's first miniseries (X-23: Innocence Lost) prompted Marvel to order a second six-issue miniseries with Kyle and Yost at the helm, titled X-23: Target X.

Kyle and Yost concluded their stint on the New X-Men title after the events of "X-Men: Messiah Complex" when the title turned into Young X-Men. Chris Yost and Kyle co-wrote the revamped X-Force with Clayton Crain on pencils; the cast featured Wolverine, Warpath, Wolfsbane, and X-23 as black ops agents on assassination missions per the orders of Cyclops. The series ended in 2010 and was replaced by Uncanny X-Force, written by Rick Remender.




Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer
2011 Thor No Executive Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
2013 Thor: The Dark World No Executive Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Yes No Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe;
writer with Christopher Yost and Eric Pearson


Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer
2006 Ultimate Avengers:The Movie Story Yes Released as part of the Marvel Animated Features collection
Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther Yes Executive
2007 The Invincible Iron Man Story Executive
Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme Story Executive
2008 Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow Story Yes
2009 Hulk vs Thor Story No
Hulk vs Wolverine Yes Yes
2010 Planet Hulk No Yes
2011 Thor: Tales of Asgard Story Yes


Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Producer
2000-2003 X-Men: Evolution Yes Yes 8 episodes
2003 Spider-Man: The New Animated Series No Associate
2006 Fantastic Four No Yes
2007 Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes Story No
2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Yes Yes



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