Peter Milligan is a British comics writer long resident in UsefulNotes/{{London}}. Milligan has been active in comics since the early 1980s, first at ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' and independent comics, later working for Creator/DCComics (frequently at their Vertigo imprint) and Creator/MarvelComics. Milligan has long been friends with Creator/GrantMorrison, and the two writers frequently use the same characters and make references to each other's work. Artists with whom Milligan has worked productively include Duncan Fegredo, Creator/JamieHewlett and Creator/MikeAllred.

!!Titles on which Peter Milligan has worked.
* ''ComicBook/AnimalMan'' - Wrote the six issues immediately after Morrison wrapped up on the series.
* ''Bad Company''
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' - First wrote the character in the early 1990s with ''Dark Knight, Dark City'', a three-parter in which TheBusCameBack with the Riddler on it. Has done various stretches and arcs with the character since.
* ''Bix Barton''[[note]]''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' feature[[/note]]
* ''The Eaters''
* ''ComicBook/{{Enigma}}'' - Miniseries that ''Comic Book Resources'' has cited as his best work.
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''
* ''Hewligan's Haircut'' [[note]]''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'' feature[[/note]]
* ''ComicBook/HumanTarget''
* ''ComicBook/InfinityInc''
* ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueDark''
* ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' - Series that brought Milligan's cult to the US, based on a then-obscure character created by Creator/SteveDitko.
* ''ComicBook/XForce''[=/=]''X-Statix'' - Probably his definitive Marvel work, Milligan has followed it with spinoff miniseries with Dead Girl and Doop.
* ''ComicBook/XMen'' - Not as Milligan-y as ''X-Statix'', but he did create the character of Bling.

!!Tropes associated with Peter Milligan:
* GenderBender: Shade has to possess dead bodies to exist in this dimension, and one of them was a female murder victim. The body eventually defaulted to male, but he lived as a woman for a few issues. Fury from ''ComicBook/InfinityInc'' also switched from male to female.
* GenreDeconstruction: All over the place in both his superhero and sci-fi comics. ''Shade'' was known for much more picaresque plots than the standard superhero comic, as well as a psychologically fragile hero. His take on ComicBook/XForce cast new heroes as the kind of C-list celebrities who struggle to get talk show bookings.
* IdentityAmnesia: A large part of ''ComicBook/HumanTarget'', as well as ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan''. One story also dealt with a Bruce Wayne who had no evidence that he was Batman [[spoiler: because he was actually a telepathic criminal who'd tried to hack Batman's brain]].
* ShootTheDog: Heroes and antiheroes are faced with this a lot. Orphan gave a dangerous RealityWarper his dream come true by welcoming him into the X-Statix, then killed him. The Riddler also forced Batman to cut a baby's throat in "Dark Knight, Dark City", and while it was a lifesaving tracheotomy it was also for a BlackMagic ritual.