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->'''Rick Jones:''' "Don't look so shocked. [[CrazyPrepared I always carry a miniature parachute with me in case I have to jump from an exploding Skrull saucer]]."\\
'''Bruce Banner:''' "That's... that's ''ridiculous''."\\
'''Rick Jones:''' "Why? I needed to, didn't I?"
--->--''The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' #375

Writer of Stuff.

Peter Allen David (often abbreviated [=PAD=]) is a contemporary American writer, known for his work in ComicBooks and ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, as well as in television, movies, and video games.

While serving as a Direct Sales Manager for Marvel Comics, his professional writing career began when he was hired to write ''[[{{Comicbook/SpiderMan}} The Spectacular Spider-Man]]''. After a brief but stormy tenure that included the famous "Death of Jean [=DeWolff=]" storyline (his first story, in fact), he was assigned full time to write ''[[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} The Incredible Hulk]]'', a flagging title that no one else wanted. David turned the title around and largely redefined the character in an impressive ten-year-run that ended only due to a WriterRevolt from excessive ExecutiveMeddling.

[=PAD's=] success with ''[[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} The Incredible Hulk]]'' led him to [[AscendedFanboy take up writing full-time]], first for a variety of ComicBook titles, and later expanding to other works and media. His original creations include the comic books ''Sachs And Violens, [[{{Comicbook/FallenAngel}} Fallen Angel]], Soulsearchers And Company,'' and ''[[{{Marvel2099}} Spider-Man 2099]]'', the ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' series, the ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' novels, and the ''SpaceCases'' television show. He also writes "ButIDigress", a regular column for Comics Buyer's Guide magazine.

Peter David's writing style tends to be breezy yet subtle; he has satirically mocked it as "a certain facility with the language, giving a nice surface gloss to his work." His strengths come from his character dynamics and humor, and his strongest works tend to be ensemble titles where the characters can play off of each other. His humor tends towards DoubleEntendre, WittyBanter, [[HurricaneOfPuns lots of puns]], [[WildCard unpredictable]] [[TrueNeutral characters]] and LeaningOnTheFourthWall. As OneOfUs, [=PAD=] is also fond of GenreSavvy and MediumAwareness characters, as they allow him to further play with [[ThisWiki tropes]] and stereotypes; his most famous example was turning MarvelComics' perpetual sidekick Rick Jones into a CrazyPrepared GenreSavvy BadassNormal.

He is occasionally alleged to have ongoing feuds with other ComicBook creators, most notably JohnByrne and Erik Larsen, though David denies any ill-will and tends to keep his criticisms professional and constructive. Then again, [=PAD=] is a longtime friend of HarlanEllison, so maybe some of it is rubbing off...

Particularly infamous among scans_daily for, probably not indirectly, getting their original LiveJournal base shut down. Posting any of his work there is now forbidden by community consensus. Somewhat ironic, considering how popular his ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' book is with the members.

His [[LineToGod website]] is [[http://www.peterdavid.net/ http://www.peterdavid.net/]]

David suffered a stroke in late 2012, but is recovering.

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!!His works include:

[[AC:ComicBooks:]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'', including ''The Atlantis Chronicles''
* ''[[{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Captain Marvel]]'' (the Creator/MarvelComics character)
* ''Dreadstar And Company''
* ''EpicMickey''
* ''[[{{Comicbook/FallenAngel}} Fallen Angel]]''
* ''{{Halo}}: Helljumper''
* ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]]''
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''
* ''Sachs And Violens''
* ''ComicBook/SheHulk''
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''
* ''[[{{Marvel2099}} Spider-Man 2099]]''
* ''Soulsearchers And Company''
* ''SpyBoy''
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (Creator/DCComics)
* ''{{Supergirl}}''
* ''{{Wolverine}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}''
* ''Comicbook/YoungJustice''

[[AC:{{Film}}:]]
* ''Trancers 4: Jack of Sword''
* ''Trancers 5: Sudden Deth''
* ''Oblivion''
* ''Backlash: Oblivion 2''

[[AC:[[{{Literature}} Novels]]:]]
* Several ''Series/BabylonFive'' novels: the novelizations of several [[TheMovie movies]], as well as the ''Legions of Fire'' trilogy about Centauri Prime.
* ''Howling Mad''
* ''[[KnightLifeSeries Knight Life / One Knight Only / Fall Of Knight]]''
* The ''Psi-Man'' series (as David Peters)
* Numerous ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, including the ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' series, as well as ''Imzadi'', the one where we see how Riker and Troi first met.
** And the one (''[[StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch Before Dishonor]]'') where [[spoiler: The Borg. Eat. '''''[[PlutoIsExpendable PLUTO.]]''''']]
** Also responsible for writing pretty much all of the Q-related novels (which are some of the best Franchise/StarTrek novels period), including ''Literature/{{IQ}}'' (co-written with Q's actor, John De Lancie), ''Q Squared'' (featuring TOS villain Trelane), and ''Q In Law'' ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Novel Of Funny]]: Q hooks up with ''Lwaxana Troi'' for his own nefarious purposes. Need we say more?)
* The ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' series
* Numerous ComicBook movie novelizations
* Co-wrote ''[[TheAmoryWars Year of the Black Rainbow]]'' with [[CoheedAndCambria Claudio Sanchez]]
* ''Mascot To The Rescue!'', a teen novel that plays with SuperHero tropes.
* Six books based on the ''Photon'' TV show and arena game.
* The novelization of ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Dark of the Moon]]''.
* ''Pulling Up Stakes,'' a 2-part EBook.

[[AC: [[{{Literature}} Nonfiction]]:]]
* ''Beam Me Up, Scotty'' (a biography of/with James Doohan)

[[AC:{{Television}}:]]
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Two episodes, "Soul Mates" and "There All the Honor Lies", as well as a ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' episode, "Ruling From The Tomb".
* ''SpaceCases'': Co-creator
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'': The episode "In Charm's Way".
* He has stated he would be writer for some episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' AnimatedAdaptation.

[[AC: VideoGames:]]
* ''ShadowComplex'' - yes, it's based on Creator/OrsonScottCard's work, but PAD wrote the actual game script.
* ''{{Spider-Man Edge of Time}}'' (story and dialog)
* ''{{Quackshot}}''
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->'''Rick Jones:''' "Don't look so shocked. [[CrazyPrepared I always carry a miniature parachute with me in case I have to jump from an exploding Skrull saucer]]."\\
'''Bruce Banner:''' "That's... that's ''ridiculous''."\\
'''Rick Jones:''' "Why? I needed to, didn't I?"
--->--''The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' #375

Writer of Stuff.

Peter Allen David (often abbreviated [=PAD=]) is a contemporary American writer, known for his work in ComicBooks and ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, as well as in television, movies, and video games.

While serving as a Direct Sales Manager for Marvel Comics, his professional writing career began when he was hired to write ''[[{{Comicbook/SpiderMan}} The Spectacular Spider-Man]]''. After a brief but stormy tenure that included the famous "Death of Jean [=DeWolff=]" storyline (his first story, in fact), he was assigned full time to write ''[[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} The Incredible Hulk]]'', a flagging title that no one else wanted. David turned the title around and largely redefined the character in an impressive ten-year-run that ended only due to a WriterRevolt from excessive ExecutiveMeddling.

[=PAD's=] success with ''[[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} The Incredible Hulk]]'' led him to [[AscendedFanboy take up writing full-time]], first for a variety of ComicBook titles, and later expanding to other works and media. His original creations include the comic books ''Sachs And Violens, [[{{Comicbook/FallenAngel}} Fallen Angel]], Soulsearchers And Company,'' and ''[[{{Marvel2099}} Spider-Man 2099]]'', the ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' series, the ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' novels, and the ''SpaceCases'' television show. He also writes "ButIDigress", a regular column for Comics Buyer's Guide magazine.

Peter David's writing style tends to be breezy yet subtle; he has satirically mocked it as "a certain facility with the language, giving a nice surface gloss to his work." His strengths come from his character dynamics and humor, and his strongest works tend to be ensemble titles where the characters can play off of each other. His humor tends towards DoubleEntendre, WittyBanter, [[HurricaneOfPuns lots of puns]], [[WildCard unpredictable]] [[TrueNeutral characters]] and LeaningOnTheFourthWall. As OneOfUs, [=PAD=] is also fond of GenreSavvy and MediumAwareness characters, as they allow him to further play with [[ThisWiki tropes]] and stereotypes; his most famous example was turning MarvelComics' perpetual sidekick Rick Jones into a CrazyPrepared GenreSavvy BadassNormal.

He is occasionally alleged to have ongoing feuds with other ComicBook creators, most notably JohnByrne and Erik Larsen, though David denies any ill-will and tends to keep his criticisms professional and constructive. Then again, [=PAD=] is a longtime friend of HarlanEllison, so maybe some of it is rubbing off...

Particularly infamous among scans_daily for, probably not indirectly, getting their original LiveJournal base shut down. Posting any of his work there is now forbidden by community consensus. Somewhat ironic, considering how popular his ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' book is with the members.

His [[LineToGod website]] is [[http://www.peterdavid.net/ http://www.peterdavid.net/]]

David suffered a stroke in late 2012, but is recovering.

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!!His works include:

[[AC:ComicBooks:]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'', including ''The Atlantis Chronicles''
* ''[[{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Captain Marvel]]'' (the Creator/MarvelComics character)
* ''Dreadstar And Company''
* ''EpicMickey''
* ''[[{{Comicbook/FallenAngel}} Fallen Angel]]''
* ''{{Halo}}: Helljumper''
* ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]]''
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''
* ''Sachs And Violens''
* ''ComicBook/SheHulk''
* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''
* ''[[{{Marvel2099}} Spider-Man 2099]]''
* ''Soulsearchers And Company''
* ''SpyBoy''
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (Creator/DCComics)
* ''{{Supergirl}}''
* ''{{Wolverine}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}''
* ''Comicbook/YoungJustice''

[[AC:{{Film}}:]]
* ''Trancers 4: Jack of Sword''
* ''Trancers 5: Sudden Deth''
* ''Oblivion''
* ''Backlash: Oblivion 2''

[[AC:[[{{Literature}} Novels]]:]]
* Several ''Series/BabylonFive'' novels: the novelizations of several [[TheMovie movies]], as well as the ''Legions of Fire'' trilogy about Centauri Prime.
* ''Howling Mad''
* ''[[KnightLifeSeries Knight Life / One Knight Only / Fall Of Knight]]''
* The ''Psi-Man'' series (as David Peters)
* Numerous ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, including the ''StarTrekNewFrontier'' series, as well as ''Imzadi'', the one where we see how Riker and Troi first met.
** And the one (''[[StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch Before Dishonor]]'') where [[spoiler: The Borg. Eat. '''''[[PlutoIsExpendable PLUTO.]]''''']]
** Also responsible for writing pretty much all of the Q-related novels (which are some of the best Franchise/StarTrek novels period), including ''Literature/{{IQ}}'' (co-written with Q's actor, John De Lancie), ''Q Squared'' (featuring TOS villain Trelane), and ''Q In Law'' ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Novel Of Funny]]: Q hooks up with ''Lwaxana Troi'' for his own nefarious purposes. Need we say more?)
* The ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' series
* Numerous ComicBook movie novelizations
* Co-wrote ''[[TheAmoryWars Year of the Black Rainbow]]'' with [[CoheedAndCambria Claudio Sanchez]]
* ''Mascot To The Rescue!'', a teen novel that plays with SuperHero tropes.
* Six books based on the ''Photon'' TV show and arena game.
* The novelization of ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Transformers: Dark of the Moon]]''.
* ''Pulling Up Stakes,'' a 2-part EBook.

[[AC: [[{{Literature}} Nonfiction]]:]]
* ''Beam Me Up, Scotty'' (a biography of/with James Doohan)

[[AC:{{Television}}:]]
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Two episodes, "Soul Mates" and "There All the Honor Lies", as well as a ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' episode, "Ruling From The Tomb".
* ''SpaceCases'': Co-creator
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'': The episode "In Charm's Way".
* He has stated he would be writer for some episodes of the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' AnimatedAdaptation.

[[AC: VideoGames:]]
* ''ShadowComplex'' - yes, it's based on Creator/OrsonScottCard's work, but PAD wrote the actual game script.
* ''{{Spider-Man Edge of Time}}'' (story and dialog)
* ''{{Quackshot}}''
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17th Apr '13 11:03:47 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''[[{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Captain Marvel]]'' (the MarvelComics character)

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* ''[[{{Captain Mar-Vell}} Captain Marvel]]'' (the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics character)



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (DCComics)

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (DCComics)(Creator/DCComics)
17th Apr '13 11:03:33 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'', including ''The Atlantis Chronicles''

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* ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}'', including ''The Atlantis Chronicles''



* ''[[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} The Incredible Hulk]]''

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* ''[[{{Comicbook/IncredibleHulk}} ''[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Incredible Hulk]]''



* ''[[{{SheHulk}} She-Hulk]]''
* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}''

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* ''[[{{SheHulk}} She-Hulk]]''
''ComicBook/SheHulk''
* ''Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}''''ComicBook/SpiderMan''



* ''ShadowComplex'' - yes, it's based on OrsonScottCard's work, but PAD wrote the actual game script.

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* ''ShadowComplex'' - yes, it's based on OrsonScottCard's Creator/OrsonScottCard's work, but PAD wrote the actual game script.
17th Apr '13 11:02:15 PM Tuckerscreator
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--->--''The Incredible Hulk'' #375

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--->--''The Incredible Hulk'' ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' #375
6th Mar '13 11:59:29 AM IlGreven
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* ''Pulling Up Stakes'' a 2-part EBook.

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* ''Pulling Up Stakes'' Stakes,'' a 2-part EBook.
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* ''Pulling Up Stakes'' a 2-part EBook.
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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''
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David suffered a stroke in late 2012, but is recovering.
17th Jan '13 7:05:51 AM Nohbody
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* Several ''[[BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' novels: the novelizations of several [[TheMovie movies]], as well as the Legions of Fire trilogy about Centauri Prime.

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* Several ''[[BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' ''Series/BabylonFive'' novels: the novelizations of several [[TheMovie movies]], as well as the Legions ''Legions of Fire Fire'' trilogy about Centauri Prime.
20th Dec '12 10:22:22 AM Nohbody
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* ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'': Two episodes, "Soul Mates" and "There All the Honor Lies", as well as a ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' episode, "Ruling From The Tomb".

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* ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'': ''Series/BabylonFive'': Two episodes, "Soul Mates" and "There All the Honor Lies", as well as a ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' episode, "Ruling From The Tomb".
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