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Peter David

Peter David at Midtown Comics Times Square in Manhattan, March 5, 2008.
Born September 23, 1956 (1956-09-23) (age 53)
Pen name David Peters
Occupation novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, comic book writer
Nationality American
Period 1985 to the present
Genres fiction, non-fiction, audio books, comic books
Subjects science fiction, fantasy
Notable work(s) The Incredible Hulk
Young Justice
Star Trek: New Frontier
Official website

Peter Allen David (born September 23, 1956[1]), often abbreviated PAD,[2] is an American writer, known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels, as well as in television, movies, and video games.

David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff", and is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. Some of his best known work has been writing for Marvel Comics' character The Hulk. He has also been known to employ metafiction with humor,[2] as in his work on the comic book Young Justice.


Early life and career

Peter David’s paternal grandparents, Martin and Hela David, and Peter's father, Gunter, came to the United States in the 1930s after the political situation in Nazi Germany deteriorated to the point that Martin's Berlin shoestore became the target of antisemitic vandalism.[3][4][5] David was born September 23, 1956 in Fort Meade, Maryland[1] to Gunter and an Israeli-born Jewish mother.[6] He has two siblings,[7] a younger brother named Wally,[8] who works as a still life photographer[9] and musician,[10] and a sister named Beth.[11]

David first became interested in comics when he was about five years old, reading copies of Harvey Comics' Casper and Wendy in a barbershop. He became interested in superheroes through the Adventures of Superman TV series.[12] His favorite title was Superman,[2][13] and he cites John Buscema as his favorite pre-1970's artist.[14]

David's earliest interest in writing came through the journalism work of his father, Gunter, who would sometimes review movies, and take young Peter along if it was age-appropriate. While Gunter would write his reviews back at the newspaper’s office, Peter would write his own, portions of which would sometimes find their way into Gunter's published reviews.[13][15] David began to entertain the notion of becoming a professional writer at age twelve, buying a copy of The Guide to the Writer’s Market, and subscribing to similar-themed magazines,[16] in the hopes of becoming a reporter.[2]

David lived initially in Bloomfield, New Jersey,[17] but later moved to Verona, New Jersey, where he spent his adolescence. David's best friend in junior high and freshman year in high school, Keith, was gay, and David has described how both of them were targets of ostracism and harassment from homophobes. Although his family eventually moved to Pennsylvania,[18] his experiences in Verona soured him on that town, and would shape his liberal sociopolitical positions regarding LGBT issues. He would later make Verona the home location of villain Morgan le Fay in his novel Knight Life, and has often discussed his progressive views on LGBT issues in his column and on his blog.[19][20][21]

A seminal moment in the course of his aspirations occurred when he met writer Stephen King at a book signing, and told him that he was an aspiring writer. King signed David's copy of Danse Macabre with the inscription, "Good luck with your writing career.", which David now inscribes himself onto books presented to him by fans who tell him the same thing.[22] Other authors that David cites as influences include Harlan Ellison, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert B. Parker, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Robert Crais. Specific books he has mentioned as favorites include To Kill a Mockingbird, Tarzan of the Apes, The Princess Bride, The Essential Ellison, A Confederacy of Dunces, Adams Versus Jefferson, and Don Quixote.[13][15][23][24]

David attended New York University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. His first professional assignment was covering the World Science Fiction Convention in Washington back in the 1970s for the Philadelphia Bulletin.[13]

David's journalism aspirations did not work out, and he gravitated towards fiction.[2] His first published fiction was in Asimov's Science Fiction. He also sold an Op-ed piece to The New York Times, however, his submissions overall were met with rejection that far outnumbered those accepted.[25]

Comic book career

David eventually gave up on a career in writing, and came to work in book publishing, first for Elseviser/Nelson,[26] and later working in sales and distribution for Playboy Paperbacks. He eventually became Assistant Direct Sales Manager, and later Sales Manager, for Marvel Comics, where he worked for five years.[13][27][28] During this time he made some cursory attempts to sell stories, including submission of some Moon Knight plots to Denny O’Neill, but his efforts were unfruitful.[29] Three years into his tenure as Direct Sales Manager, Jim Owsley became editor of the Spider-Man titles. Although crossing over from sales into editorial was considered a conflict of interest in the Marvel offices, Owsley, whom David describes as a "maverick", was impressed with how David had not previously hesitated to work with him when Owsley was an assistant editor under Larry Hama, and thus, when he became an editor, he purchased a Spider-Man story from David, which appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man #103 in 1985.[2][30] Owsley subsequently purchased from David "The Death of Jean DeWolff", which ran in issues #107-110 of that title in 1985. Responding to charges of conflict of interest, David decided made a point of not discussing editorial matters with anyone during his 9 to 5 hours as Direct Sales Manager,[31] and decided not to exploit his position as Sales Manager by promoting the title.[25] Although David attributes the story's poor sales to this decision, such crossing over from Sales to Editorial is now common.[25] Nonetheless, he was fired from Spectacular Spider-Man by Owsley due to editorial pressure by Marvel's Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and David has commented that the resentment stirred by Owsley's purchase of his stories may have permanently damaged Owsley's career.[2] Months later, after Shooter was replaced by Bob Harras, Harras offered David The Incredible Hulk, as it was a flagging title that no one else wanted to write.[25][31]

During his run on Hulk, David explored the recurring themes of the Hulk's multiple personality disorder, his periodic changes between the more rageful and less intelligent Green Hulk and the more streetwise, cerebral Gray Hulk, and of being a journeyman hero, which were inspired by Incredible Hulk #312 (October 1985), in which writer Bill Mantlo (and possibly, according to David, Barry Windsor-Smith) had first established that Banner had suffered childhood abuse at the hands of his father. These aspects of the character would later be used in the 2003 feature film adaptation by screenwriter Michael France and director Ang Lee.[28][32] Comic Book Resources credits David with making the formerly poor-selling book "a must-read mega-hit".[2]

It was after he had been freelancing for a year, and into his run on Hulk, that David felt that his writing career had cemented.[13] After putting out feelers at DC Comics, and being offered the job of writing a four-issue miniseries of The Phantom by editor Mike Gold, David quit his sales position to write full-time.[33]

David also took over Dreadstar during its First Comics run, with issue #41 (March 1989) after Jim Starlin left the title, and remained on it until issue #64 (March 1991), the final issue of that run.[34] David’s other Marvel Comics work in the late 1980s and 1990s includes runs on Wolverine, the New Universe series Merc and Justice, a run on the original X-Factor, and the futuristic series Spider-Man 2099, about a man in the year 2099 who takes up the mantle of Spider-Man, the title character of which David co-created.

At DC Comics in 1990, David wrote a seven-issue Aquaman miniseries, The Atlantis Chronicles, about the history of Aquaman's home of Atlantis, which David has referred to as among the written works of which he is most proud.[35] He would later write a 1994 Aquaman miniseries, Aquaman: Time and Tide, which would lead to a relaunched monthly Aquaman series, the first 46 issues of which he would write from 1994–1998. His run on Aquaman gained notoriety, for in the book's second issue, Aquaman lost a hand, which was then replaced with a harpoon, a feature of the character that endured for the duration of David's run on the book. He also wrote the Star Trek comic book for DC from 1988–1991, when that company held the licensing rights to the property, though he has opined that novels are better suited to Star Trek, whose stories are not highly visual.[2] David also enjoyed considerable runs on Supergirl and Young Justice, the latter eventually being cancelled so that DC could use that book's characters in a relaunched Teen Titans monthly.

David's work for Dark Horse Comics has included the teen spy adventure, SpyBoy, which appeared in a series and a number of miniseries between 1999 and 2004, and the 2007 miniseries The Scream.

He also wrote a 1997 miniseries, Heroes Reborn: The Return, for Marvel Comics.

Other series David worked on in the 1990s include his creator-owned Soulsearchers and Company, which is published by Claypool Comics, and the Epic Comics title Sachs and Violens, with art by George Pérez, which is also creator-owned. and runs on two volumes of Captain Marvel, which debuted in 2000 and 2002.

David and his second wife Kathleen also wrote the final English-language text for the first four volumes of the manga series Negima for Del Rey Manga.[23]

In 2003, David began writing his newest creator-owned comic, Fallen Angel, for DC Comics, which he created in order to make use of plans he had devised for Supergirl after the "Many Happy Returns" storyline, but which were derailed by that series' cancellation. That same year, he also wrote a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series for Dreamwave that tied into the animated television series broadcast that year.[2]

DC cancelled the title after 20 issues, but David re-started the title at IDW Publishing at the end of 2005. Other IDW work included a Spike: Old Times one-shot and the Spike vs. Dracula mini-series, both based on the character from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel television shows.

David with writer Dan Slott at Jim Hanley's Universe in Manhattan, October 25, 2007, promoting the beginning of David's tenure as writer on She-Hulk.[36]

In 2005, David briefly returned to Incredible Hulk, though he left after only 11 issues because of his workload.[37] He also started a new series, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, beginning with a twelve-part crossover storyline called "The Other", which, along with J. Michael Straczynski's run on Amazing Spider-Man, and Reginald Hudlin's run on Marvel Knights Spider-Man, depicted the webslinger as he discovered he was dying, lost an eye during a traumatic fight with Morlun, underwent a metamorphosis and emerged with new abilities and insights into his powers. As tends to be the case when fundamental changes are introduced to long-standing classic comics characters, the storyline caused some controversy among readers for its introduction of retractable stingers in Spider-Man's arms, and the establishment of a "totem" from which his powers are derived.[38] David's final issue of that title was #23.[39]

David also wrote a MadroX miniseries that year, whose success led to a relaunch of a monthly X-Factor written by him. This was a revamped version of the title starring both Madrox and other members of the former X-Factor title that David had written in the early 90's, now working as investigators in a detective agency of that name. David's work on the title garnered praise from Ain't it Cool News,[40] and David has stated that the opt in/opt out policy and greater advance planning with which Marvel now executes crossover storylines has made his second stint on the title far easier.[2] However, his decision to explicitly establish male characters Shatterstar and Rictor as sharing a homosexual attraction to one another (a confirmation of clues that had been established in X-Force years earlier[41]), drew criticism from Shatterstar's co-creator, Rob Liefeld,[42] though Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada supported David's story.[43]

On February 11, 2006, David announced at the WonderCon convention in California in that he had signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics. Fallen Angel, Soulsearchers and Company and David's Spike miniseries were "grandfathered" into the contract, so as to not be affected by it.[44] The first new project undertaken by David after entering into the contract, which he announced on April 5, 2006, was writing the dialogue The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born, the comic book spin-off of Stephen King's The Dark Tower novels, which would be illustrated by Jae Lee.[45] He would also write the subsequent Dark Tower miniseries, The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home, The Dark Tower: Treachery and The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead.

David took over Marvel's She-Hulk after writer Dan Slott's departure, beginning with issue #22.[46][47] His run, which won praise,[48] ended with issue #38, when the series was cancelled.[49] He also wrote a 2008-09 Sir Apropos of Nothing miniseries, based on the character from his novels, which was published by IDW Publishing.[50]

David's 2009 comics work includes Halo: Helljumper, a five-isue miniseries based on the Halo video game, which premiered in July, and a Ben 10: Alien Force manga book, Ben Folds Four, which will be published by from Del Rey in October 2009.[51]

On writing comics

David (at far right) on a panel on comic book writing at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival. Beside him (left to right) are Jim McCann, Dan Slott and Fred Van Lente.

David has stated that when he works on a particular title, he always does so with a particular person or group of people in mind to which he dedicates it, explaining that he wrote Supergirl for his daughters, Young Justice for a son he might one day have and Incredible Hulk for his first wife Myra, who urged him to first accept the job of writing that book. David has further explained that the events of his own life are sometimes reflected in his work, as when, for example, following the breakup of his marriage to Myra, the direction of The Incredible Hulk faltered, with the Hulk wandering the world aimlessly, hopelessly looking to be loved.[52]

David has stated that his favorite female character of his own creation is Lee, the protagonist of Fallen Angel. He attributed this to the positive reaction he got from female fans for Lee's character.[53] Characters that David has not written but which has expressed an interest in writing for the comics medium include Batman, Tarzan, Doc Savage, the Dragonriders of Pern, the Steed/Peel Avengers, and Dracula. He has specifically mentioned interest in writing a Tarzan vs. the Phantom story.[13][54]


David's career as a novelist developed concurrently with his comic book writing career. David had been working at a publisher that went out of business, and a former coworker from that publisher became his agent, through whom he sold his first novel, Knight Life, to Ace Books.[13] Although the sale was made before he wrote any comic books, the novel was not published until eighteen months later.[28] The novel depicts about the reappearance of King Arthur in modern-day New York City. Another early novel of his, Howling Mad, is about a wolf that turns into a human being after being bitten by a werewolf. Ace Books also hired David to write the Photon and Psi-Man novels, though they published them under the "house name" David Peters, over David's objections.[55] David updated Knight Life years later when Penguin Putnam brought it back into print in 2003, and made it a trilogy with the sequels One Knight Only and Fall of Knight, which were published in 2004 and 2007, respectively.[25] Penguin would also rerelease Howling Mad and the Psi-Man books under David's actual name.

David first began writing Star Trek novels at the request of Pocket Books editor Dave Stern, who was a fan of David's Star Trek comic book work.[25][56] His Star Trek novels are among those for which he is best known, including Q-in-Law, I, Q, Vendetta, Q-Squared, and Imzadi, one of the best-selling Star Trek novels of all time. He created the ongoing novel series, Star Trek: New Frontier, a spin-off from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with John J. Ordover in 1997. He has also written five Babylon 5 novels, three of which were originals, and two of which were adaptations of the TV movies Thirdspace and In the Beginning.

His other novel adaptations include those of the movies The Return of Swamp Thing, The Rocketeer, Batman Forever, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man. He also wrote an original Hulk novel, The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast, based on story ideas that he was not permitted to use in the comic book, and an adaptation of an unused Alien Nation television script, "Body and Soul".

David's novel Tigerheart is a re-imagining of Peter Pan with a mix of new and old characters, told as a Victorian bedtime story, much like the classic tale. It was praised by Ain't It Cool News,[57] and honored by the School Library Journal as one of 2008's Best Adult Books for High School Students.[58] His Sir Apropos of Nothing fantasy trilogy, Sir Apropos of Nothing, The Woad to Wuin and Tong Lashing, features characters and settings completely of David’s own creation, as does his 2007 fantasy novel, Darkness of the Light, which is the first in a new trilogy of novels titled The Hidden Earth. The second installment, The Highness of the Low, is scheduled to be published in September 2009.[51]

David is currently co-writing a novel with musician Claudio Sanchez of the band Coheed and Cambria. The novel will be released with the band's new album entitled Year of the Black Rainbow, due out in April 2010. It will explain the origins of characters Coheed and his wife Cambria, and also tell the story of the album.[59]

Other published work

Potato Moon

Potato Moon is a satirical round-robin story organized by David and hosted on his website.[61][62] The project was inspired by the announcement of Russet Noon, an unauthorized fan fiction novel based on Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.[63][64] Stephenie Meyer uses the word "russet" numerous times throughout the Twilight Saga to describe the color of Jacob Black's skin. Authors including Hugh Casey, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Kevin Killiany have participated in the story, with characters such as Michael Dukakis, Dan Quayle, and Ernest Hemingway appearing alongside satirical versions of Meyer's characters. David has stated that the satire is a not-for-profit venture, and while he has no plans to publish Potato Moon when completed, he has allowed for the possibility of a future charity release to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.[65]

Other media

David has written for several television series. He wrote two scripts for Babylon 5 (the second-season stories "Soul Mates" and "There All the Honor Lies"), and the episode "Ruling from the Tomb" for its sequel series, Crusade. With actor/writer Bill Mumy, he is co-creator of the television series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon. He has also written and co-produced several films for Full Moon Entertainment and has made cameo appearances in some of the films as well.

David wrote an unproduced script for the fifth season of Babylon 5 called "Gut Reactions", which he wrote with Bill Mumy.[66]

David wrote "In Charm's Way", an episode of Ben 10: Alien Force. The script was recorded in early 2009, and the episode premiered November 13, 2009.[51][67]

David wrote the script for the Xbox 360 video game Shadow Complex, which debuted in August 2009.[68][69]

Awards and nominations


  • 1992 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist or Writer/Artist Team (shared with Dale Keown) for The Incredible Hulk[70]
  • 1993 Wizard Fan Award
  • 1993 UK Comic Art Award
  • 1994 Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series for Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
  • 1995 Australian OZCon 1995 Award for Favorite International Writer
  • 1995 Comic Buyers Guide Fan Award for Favorite Writer[71]
  • 1996 Haxtur Award for Best Script, for Para que la oscuridad no nos alcance ("So That the Dark Does Not Reach Us"), in Hulk La caída del Panteón (Hulk: The Fall of the Pantheon)[72]
  • 2007 Julie Award for achievements in multiple genres[73]


Public persona

On more than one occasion, editorial problems or corporate pressure to modify or re-script his plotlines have prompted David to leave books, particularly his decision to terminate his first run on Marvel's X-Factor, due to constantly having to constrain his plots to accommodate crossover events with other books.[23][82][83] He also resigned from Spider-Man 2099 to protest the firing of editor Joey Cavalieri, and from Aquaman over other creative differences.[2][84] When David abruptly left his first stint on The Incredible Hulk due to editorial pressures,[52] some of the plot points of the character that David established were retconned by later creative teams.[23]

In his "But I Digress" column, which has appeared in the Comics Buyer's Guide since July 27, 1990, and in his blog, in operation since April 2002,[85][86] David has been outspoken in many of his views pertaining to the comic book industry, and numerous other subjects. He has criticized the low regard in which writers are held,[87] so-called "poster covers" that showcase a character without indicating anything about the comic's content, the meaninglessness of killing off characters to be eventually revived, the poor commitment on the part of some to maintaining continuity in shared fictional universes, and the emphasis on gearing monthly comics series toward eventual collection into trade paperbacks. David has opined that failure on the part of consumers to purchase the monthly individual issues in favor of waiting for the trade collections hurts the sales of the monthly, and its chances of being collected at all.[13][24] A father of four daughters, David has worked on a number of series that feature female leads, such as Supergirl, Fallen Angel and She-Hulk, and has lamented that the American comic book market is not very supportive of such books.[2][49] David has spoken out about fans who are abusive or threatening to creators,[88] and against copyright infringement,[89] particularly that committed through digital file sharing and posting literary works in their entirety on the Internet without the permission of the copyright holder.[90]

On many occasions, he has offered criticisms of specific publishers, as when he criticized Wizard magazine for ageism.[91][92] He has criticized companies for not sufficiently compensating the creators of their long-standing and lucrative characters, such as Marvel Comics for its treatment of Blade creator Marv Wolfman[93] and Archie Comics for its treatment of Josie and the Pussycats creator Dan DeCarlo.[94][95] He has also criticized publishers for various other business practices,[96] including Marvel[97] and Image Comics.[98] He has also defended said companies from criticism he feels is unfounded, as when he defended Marvel from a February 17, 1992 Barron’s magazine article.[99] In January 2010 he criticized what he perceived to be deletionism on Wikipedia following the December 2009 deletion of the article on actor Kristian Ayre, whom David helped cast in Space Cases, a "But I Digress..." column[100] titled "Wiki wha?", which is hosted on Wikipedia, with David's permission. The article was recreated on January 20, 2010.[101]

On occasion, he has also disagreed publicly with specific industry personalities such as Frank Miller[92] and Jim Shooter.[102] Particularly publicized were his disagreements with Spawn creator Todd McFarlane in 1992 and 1993, in the wake of the formation of Image Comics, the company McFarlane co-founded. This came to a head during a public debate they participated in at Philadelphia's Comicfest convention in October 1993, which was moderated by artist George Pérez. McFarlane claimed that Image was not being treated fairly by the media, and by David in particular. The three judges, Maggie Thompson, editor of the Comics Buyer's Guide, William Christensen of Wizard Press, and John Danovich of the magazine Hero Illustrated, voted 2-1 in favor of David, with Danovich voting the debate a tie.[103] David has since criticized McFarlane for other business practices,[104] and has also engaged in public disagreements with The Comics Journal editor Gary Groth,[105] Erik Larsen,[106] Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada,[107] writer/director Kevin Smith,[108] DC Comics Vice President and Executive Editor Dan DiDio,[109] and John Byrne.[110] Despite his differences with Byrne, David has stated that he is still a fan of Byrne's, citing Byrne's work on X-Men, Fantastic Four, Next Men, Alpha Flight and Babe.[24]

Politically, David identifies himself as liberal.[111] He was critical of the George W. Bush administration in general,[112] and the Iraq War in particular,[113][114] as well as other Republicans[115][116] and the religious right.[117] He has spoken out in favor of Israel's right to defend itself from aggressors, and has opined that certain criticisms of Israel indicate bias and double standards.[118] He favors gun control,[119][120] and holds progressive or liberal views on LGBT issues, including favoring gay marriage[20][121] and allowing gays in the military.[122] He opposes capital punishment.[113][123] He is an advocate of freedom of speech,[120][124] having criticized various publicized instances of censorship in general,[125] such as the targeting of comic book retailers for prosecution for selling certain comic books,[111][126] and the Comics Code Authority in particular.[127] He is a promoter and activist for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which comes to the aid of such creators and retailers.[128] He has, however, also criticized extremism stemming from leftist or politically correct sensibilities, as with publicized cases of alleged sexual harassment or discrimination that he deems unfounded,[129] and has not shied away from criticizing or disagreeing with prominent liberals and Democrats,[130] including Bill Clinton,[131] Al Gore,[113] Hillary Clinton[132] Michelle Obama[133] and Caroline Kennedy.[116]

Personal life

David met his first wife, Myra, at a Star Trek convention. They married in June 1977,[134] with his childhood friend Keith serving as best man.[18] Together they had three daughters, Shana, Guinevere and Ariel.[135] They separated in late 1996,[136][137] and were divorced[138] by 1998.[139] David began dating Kathleen O'Shea, a bookseller,[140] puppeteer[141] and writer/editor[23] in 1998.[139] After dating for three years, David proposed to O'Shea at the Adventurers Club in Disneyworld on September 3, 2000.[142] They married on May 26, 2001.[143][144] Their daughter, Caroline Helen David, was born on December 5, 2002,[145] and named after David's late friend and coworker, Carol Kalish.[146]

David had been a conservative Jew, but as of October 2003, attends a reform synagogue.[13] He has, however, expressed reservations about organized religion.[147]

David has named Groo the Wanderer, Liberty Meadows, Fables, Y: The Last Man, Strangers in Paradise, Runaways, She-Hulk, Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Knights of the Dinner Table, The Crossovers and J. Michael Straczynski’s run on Spider-Man as comics that he has enjoyed.[13][15][54][148]

David is an avid fan of bowling, and a bowler himself, as is his daughter Ariel.[149][150] He is also a fan of the New York Mets,[151][152] and the Beatles.[13] He is an enthusiast of movie musicals,[153] and also acts in local stage productions.[154][155][156] His favorite movies include The Adventures of Robin Hood, That, Casablanca, and the early Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films.[54] His favorite TV shows have included Doctor Who, Hill Street Blues, Charmed, Carnivale, Boston Public, The Practice, Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias and The West Wing.[13][24]



Alien Nation

  • Body and Soul, Pocket Books, 1993. ISBN 0-671-73601-9

Babylon 5

Based on an outline by J. Michael Straczynski:

  • Legions of Fire, Book 1—The Long Night of Centauri Prime, Del Rey, 1999. ISBN 0-345-42718-1
  • Legions of Fire, Book 2—Armies of Light and Dark, Del Rey, 2000. ISBN 0-345-42719-X
  • Legions of Fire, Book 3—Out of the Darkness, Del Rey, 2000. ISBN 0-345-42720-3
Movie novelizations

Based on a screenplay by J. Michael Straczynski:

  • In the Beginning, Del Rey, 1995. ISBN 0-345-48363-4
  • Thirdspace, Del Rey, 1998. ISBN 0-345-42454-9

Battlestar Galactica

  • Sagittarius Is Bleeding, Tor Books, 2006. ISBN 0-7653-1607-2


Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics)

  • Nothing to Lose, Marvel Entertainment Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7851-1104-2
  • Crazy Like a Fox (with Michael Ryan, Paul Azaceta, Chris Sotomayor, and Andy Schmidt), Marvel Comics, 2004. ISBN 0-7851-1340-1
  • Odyssey (with Aaron Lopresti), Marvel Comics, 2004. ISBN 0-7851-1530-7

Dinotopia Digest novels

  • The Maze, Random House Books, 1998. ISBN 0-679-88264-2

Doctor Who

  • "One Fateful Knight" in the anthology Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, Big Finish Productions, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84435-269-2

Fantastic Four

  • What Lies Between, Pocket Star Books, 2007. ISBN 1-4165-1070-2

The Incredible Hulk

  • Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Volume 1 (with Todd McFarlane), Marvel Comics, 2005. ISBN 0-7851-1541-2
  • Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Volume 2 (with Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, and Jeff Purves), Marvel Comics, 2005. ISBN 0-7851-1878-0
  • Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Volume 3 (with Jeff Purves, Alex Saviuk, and Keith Pollard), Marvel Comics, 2006. ISBN 0-7851-2095-5
  • Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Volume 4 (with Bob Harras, Jeff Purves, and Dan Reed), Marvel Comics, 2007. ISBN 0-7851-2096-3
  • Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Volume 5 (With Jeff Purves, Dale Keown, Sam Kieth, and Angel Medina, Marvel Comics, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7851-2757-4
  • Ground Zero, Marvel Comics, 1991. ISBN 0-87135-792-5
  • Future Imperfect (with George Pérez), Marvel Comics, 1994. ISBN 0-7851-0029-6
  • What Savage Beast, Diane Pub Co, 1995. ISBN 0-7567-5967-6
  • Ghost of the Past (with Dale Keown), Marvel Comics, 1997. ISBN 0-7851-0261-2
  • Hulk, Del Rey, 2003. ISBN 0-345-45967-9
  • Tempest Fugit (with Lee Weeks), Marvel Comics, 2005. ISBN 0-7851-1543-9
  • The Incredible Hulk, Del Rey, 2008. ISBN 978-0-345-50699-3

Modern Arthur

  • Knight Life, Ace Hardcover, 1987. ISBN 0-441-00936-0
  • One Knight Only, Ace, 2003. ISBN 0-441-01174-8
  • Fall of Knight, Ace Hardcover, 2006. ISBN 0-441-01402-X


Written as David Peters:

  • For the Glory (1987)
  • High Stakes (1987)
  • In Search of Mom (1987)
  • This Is Your Life, Bhodi Li (1987)
  • Exile (1987)
  • Skin Deep (1988)


Written as David Peters:

  • Mind-Force Warrior, Diamond/Charter, 1990. ISBN 1-55773-399-6
  • Deathscape, Diamond/Charter, 1990. ISBN 1-55773-450-X
  • Main Street D.O.A., Diamond/Charter, 1991. ISBN 1-55773-492-5
  • The Chaos Kid, Diamond/Charter, 1991. ISBN 0-441-00745-7
  • Stalker, Diamond/Charter, 1991. ISBN 1-55773-617-0
  • Haven, Diamond/Charter, 1992. ISBN 1-55773-709-6

Sir Apropos of Nothing

  • Sir Apropos of Nothing, Pocket Books, 2002. ISBN 0-7434-1234-6
  • The Woad to Wuin, Pocket Star, 2003. ISBN 0-7434-4832-4
  • Tong Lashing, Pocket Star, 2003. ISBN 0-7434-4912-6
  • Gypsies, Vamps, and Thieves (with Robin Riggs), IDW Publishing, 2009. ISBN 1-6001-0451-7


  • The Amazing Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff (with Rich Buckler), Marvel Comics, 1991. ISBN 0-87135-704-6
  • Spider-Man, Del Rey, 2002. ISBN 0-345-45005-1
  • Spider-Man 2, Del Rey, 2004. ISBN 0-345-47054-0
  • Spider-man 3, Del Rey, 2007.
  • Spider-Man: The Other (with Reginald Hudlin, J. Michael Straczynski, Pat Lee, Mike Wieringo, and Mike Deodato), Marvel Comics, 2006. ISBN 0-7851-2188-9
  • Spider-Man 2099 Issues 1-44


  • Spike (with Scott Tipton and Fernando Goni), IDW Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-60010-030-9
  • Spike vs. Dracula (with Joe Corroney and Mike Ratera), IDW Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-60010-012-0


Written with Pop Mhan and Norman Lee.

  • Deadly Gourmet Affair, Dark Horse, 1999. ISBN 1-56971-463-0
  • Trial and Terror, Dark Horse, 2001. ISBN 1-56971-501-7
  • Bet Your Life (and with Carlos Meglia), Dark Horse, 2001. ISBN 1-56971-617-X
  • Undercover, Underwear!, Dark Horse, 2002. ISBN 1-56971-664-1
  • Spy-School Confidential, Dark Horse, 2002. ISBN 1-56971-834-2
  • The M.A.N.G.A. Affair, Dark Horse, 2003. ISBN 1-56971-984-5
  • Final Exam (and Dan Jackson), Dark Horse, 2005. ISBN 1-59307-017-9

Star Trek

  • The Trial of James T. Kirk (with James W. Fry and Gordon Purcell), Titan Books, 2006. ISBN 1-84576-315-7
  • Death Before Dishonor (with James W. Fry and Arne Starr), 2006. ISBN 1-84576-154-5
Captain Sulu Adventure
  • Cacophony (with George Takei), Simon & Schuster (Trade Division), 1994. ISBN 0-671-85331-7
Captain's Table
  • Once Burned, Pocket Books, 1998. ISBN 0-671-02078-1
  • Tales From The Captain's Table, story "Pain Management", Pocket Books, 2005. ISBN 1-41650-520-2
Deep Space Nine
  • The Siege, Pocket Books, 1993.
  • Wrath of the Prophets (with Robert Greenberger and Michael Jan Friedman), Pocket Books, 1997. ISBN 0-671-53817-9
Starfleet Academy
  • Worf's First Adventure, Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN 0-671-85212-4
  • Line of Fire, Simon & Schuster, 1993. ISBN 0-671-87085-8
  • Starfleet Academy—Survival, Simon & Schuster, 1994. ISBN 0-671-85214-0
New Frontier
  • House of Cards, Pocket Books, 1997. ISBN 0-671-01395-5
  • Into the Void, Pocket Books, 1997. ISBN 0-671-01396-3
  • The Two Front War, Pocket Books, 1997. ISBN 0-671-01397-1
  • End Game, Pocket Books, 1997. ISBN 0-671-01398-X
  • Martyr, Pocket Books, 1998. ISBN 0-671-02036-6
  • Fire on High, Pocket Books, 1998. ISBN 0-671-02037-4
  • Star Trek: New Frontier (collection), Pocket Books, 1998. ISBN 0-671-01978-3
  • The Quiet Place, Pocket Books, 1999. ISBN 0-671-02079-X
  • Dark Allies, Pocket Books, 1999. ISBN 0-671-02080-3
  • Double Time (graphic novel), DC Comics, 2000. ISBN 1-56389-760-1
  • Excalibur, Book 1: Requiem, Pocket Books, 2000. ISBN 0-671-04238-6
  • Excalibur, Book 2: Renaissance, Pocket Books, 2000. ISBN 0-671-04239-4
  • Excalibur, Book 3: Restoration, Pocket Books, 2001. ISBN 0-7434-1064-5
  • Being Human, Pocket Books, 2001. ISBN 0-671-04240-8
  • Gods Above, Pocket Books, 2003. ISBN 0-7434-1858-1
  • Stone and Anvil, Pocket Books, 2004. ISBN 0-7434-9618-3
  • After the Fall, Pocket Books, 2004. ISBN 0-7434-9185-8
  • Missing in Action, Pocket Books, 2006. ISBN 1-4165-1080-X
  • Treason, Pocket Books, 2009. ISBN 0-7434-2961-3
The Next Generation
  • Strike Zone, Pocket Books, 1989. ISBN 0-671-74647-2
  • A Rock and a Hard Place, Pocket Books, 1990. ISBN 0-671-74142-X
  • Vendetta, Pocket Books, 1991. ISBN 0-671-74145-4
  • Q-In-Law, Pocket Books, 1991. ISBN 0-8359-1105-5
  • Imzadi, Pocket Books, 1993. ISBN 0-671-02610-0
  • Q-Squared, Pocket Books, 1994. ISBN 0-671-89151-0
  • Double Helix—Double or Nothing, Pocket Books, 1999. ISBN 0-671-03478-2
  • Imzadi II: Triangle, Pocket Books, 1999. ISBN 0-671-02538-4
  • I, Q (with John de Lancie), Pocket Books, 2000. ISBN 0-671-02444-2
  • Imazadi Forever, Pocket Books, 2003. ISBN 0-7434-8510-6
  • Before Dishonor, Pocket Books, 2007. ISBN 1-4165-2742-7
The Original Series
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty (with James Doohan), 1996. ISBN 0-671-52056-3
  • The Rift, Pocket Books, 1991. ISBN 0-671-74796-7
  • The Disinherited (with Michael Jan Friedman and Robert Greenberger), Pocket Books, 1992. ISBN 0-671-77958-3
  • The Captain's Daughter, Pocket Books, 1995. ISBN 0-671-52047-4


  • Supergirl (with Gary Frank and Terry Dodson), DC Comics, 1998. ISBN 1-56389-410-6
  • Many Happy Returns (written with Ed Benes), DC Comics, 2003. ISBN 1-4012-0085-0



  • X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David volume 1 (with Larry Stroman), Marvel Comics, 2005. ISBN 0-7851-1872-1
  • X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David volume 2 (with Larry Stroman), Marvel Comics, 2007.
  • X-Factor #55
  • X-Factor #70 - 90
  • X-Factor Annual #6 - 8
  • MadroX: Multiple Choice (with Pablo Raimondi), Marvel Comics, 2005. ISBN 0-7851-1500-5
  • X-Factor volume 1: The Longest Night (with Ryan Sook), Marvel Comics, 2006. ISBN 0-7851-1817-9
  • X-Factor volume 2: Life and Death Matters (with Ariel Olivetti), Marvel Comics, 2007.
  • X-Factor volume 3: Many Lives of Madrox (with Pablo Raimondi), Marvel Comics, 2007.
  • X-Factor 1 - ? (2005 - present)

Young Justice

  • Young Justice #1-55 (With Todd Nauck and Larry Stucker), DC Comics, 1998-2003.
  • Young Justice: A League of Their Own (with Todd Nauck), DC Comics, 2000. ISBN 1-84023-197-1.


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    Peter David. “But I Digress…” Comics Buyer’s Guide #1426; March 16, 2001; Pages 58 & 56
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    Peter David. The Last Word, December 20, 2002
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    Peter David. "I Understand How Erik Larsen Feels"; January 16, 2009
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    Brent Frankenhoff. "Scuttling Peter David's proposal" Comics Buyer's Guide #1482; April 12, 2002; Pages 12 - 13
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    Peter David. YOU CAN STOP TELLING ME,, December 23, 2002
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    "Peter David. “Here’s the thing that breaks me up”; January 25, 2007". Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
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    Peter David. “But I Digress…” Comics Buyer’s Guide #1375; March 24, 2000; Page 66
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    Peter David. “But I Digress…” Comics Buyer’s Guide #1356; November 12, 1999; Page 58
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    Peter David. “What else doe the CBLDF do?” “But I Digress…” Comics Buyer’s Guide #1432; April 27, 2001; Page 58
    Peter David. “Fighting fire with the CBLDF” “But I Digress…” Comics Buyer’s Guide #1452; September 14, 2001; Page 82
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