David, Peter

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(1956-    ) US comic book writer and author, two of whose earlier series – the Photon sequence, beginning with Photon #1: For the Glory (1987), and the Psi-Man sequence, beginning with Psi-Man: Mind-Force Warrior (1990), about a Quaker fighter for good – are signed David Peters. As David he has mainly produced fantasies like the Modern Arthur sequence, beginning with Knight Life (1987; rev 2002), in which Arthur is put into the modern world; Howling Mad: A Tale of Relenting Horror (1989) is a comical singleton; he has also produced film Ties like The Return of Swamp Thing (1989), The Rocketeer (1991) and Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1993), tied to a cancelled television series. Most of his production has been various Star Trek Ties (see Star Trek) beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation: Strike Zone (1989) [for a very rough breakdown of its 40 or more successors, see Checklist below]. David is a sometimes ruthlessly competent author of shared-universe fiction; but his work overall is noted for its humour and for a humane (and essentially non-violent) take on the world. Unlike some of his colleagues in this type of enterprise, where military actions tend to dominate, he does not seem to be a War Lover. [JC]

Peter Allen David

born Fort Meade, Maryland: 23 September 1956

died

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tied series

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starfleet Academy

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Star Trek: New Frontier

Star Trek (various)

Photon

Babylon 5

Babylon 5: Legions of Fire

The Incredible Hulk

Aquaman

  • Time and Tide (New York: DC Comics, 1996) (with Kirk Jarvinen) [tie: graphic novel: Aquaman: pb/]

Dinotopia

Spyboy

  • Deadly Gourmet Affair (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 1999) with Pop Mhan and Norman Lee [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Young Justice: A League of Their Own (London: Titan Books, 2000) with Pop Mhan, Norman Lee and Todd Nauck [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Trial and Terror (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2001) with Pop Mhan and Norman Lee [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Bet Your Life (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2001) with Pop Mhan, Norman Lee and Carlos Meglia [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Undercover, Underwear! (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2002) with Pop Mhan and Norman Lee [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Spy-School Confidential (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2002) with Pop Mhan and Norman Lee [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • The M.A.N.G.A. Affair (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2003) with Pop Mhan and Norman Lee [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Young Justice (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2003) with Pop Mhan, Norman Lee, Jamie Mendoza and Todd Nauck [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]
  • Final Exam (New York: Dark Horse Comics, 2005) with Pop Mhan, Norman Lee and Dan Jackson [tie: graphic novel: Spyboy: pb/]

Spider-Man

Fantastic 4

Battlestar Galactica

Fable

After Earth

tied individual titles

non-tied series

Modern Arthur

  • Knight Life (New York: Ace Books, 1987) [Modern Arthur: pb/Hiro Kimura]
    • Knight Life (New York: Ace Books, 2002) [rev vt of the above: Modern Arthur: hb/Tristan Elwell]
  • One Knight Only (New York: Ace Books, 2003) [Modern Arthur: hb/Tristan Elwell]
  • Fall of Knight (New York: Ace Books, 2006) [Modern Arthur: hb/Tristan Elwell]

Psi-Man

Sir Apropos of Nothing

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nonfiction

series

But I Digress

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