I fear this may come off as wrong, to some people coming into the thread saying, "Who's Peter David," so just know that I'm not intending to be mean or condescending when I say, whether or not you were aware of it, if you are a fan of sci-fi, especially from the late 80's onward, you've come across Peter David in some shape or form.
As has been stated, as a comic writer, Peter David did legendary runs on:
- The Incredible Hulk
- Spider-Man: 2099
- Young Justice
- Star Trek
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
He's also written the Spike
and Spike vs. Dracula
comics based on the character from the Whedonverse, and he wrote the dialogue on The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born
comic, as well as scripted the subsequent Dark Tower
comic based off of Stephen King's novels.
As well as a ton of other books, which are easily found on his Wikipedia Bibliography Page
He's also written a number of Star Trek
novels, two of which (Imzadi
and The Captain's Daughter
), were recently featured on i09's list of Essential Star Trek Novels that even non-Trekkies Should Read
. He even had his own Trek
Novel series, New Frontier
, where, as in his Trek
comic days, he took little known and/or one-off characters and integrated them into his cast (such as Commander Shelby from "The Best of Both Worlds," Dr. Selar from "The Schizoid Man," Robin Lefler from "Darmok" and "The Game," etc.)
He's also written a number of movie novelizations for such movies as The Rocketeer, Batman Forever, The Fantastic Four, Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Iron Man, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and Battleship
Fans of Babylon 5
(such as myself) known him from "Soul Mates," and "There All Honor Lies", as well as his trilogy of novels set on Centauri Prime that, among other things show what happened on Centauri Prime during "War Without End." In addition, he wrote the novelizations of the TNT movies In the Beginning
. He also wrote "Ruling from the Tomb" for Crusade
He collaborated with B5
cast member, Bill Mumy, on the Nickelodeon sci-fi show, Space Cases
. Alone, he wrote the "In Charm's Way" episode of Ben 10: Alien Force
, as well as several episodes of the Young Justice
cartoon (which took its name from his comic book series, though not the tone).
In video games he wrote Spider-Man: The Edge of Time
and Shadow Complex
, as well as the novelization for Epic Mickey
, as well as a prequel digicomic for that game.
He wrote Headcases
for Stan Lee's You Tube channel, but I don't think it has premiered yet.
And I'm barely scratching the surface here. Honestly, and again, I don't want to come off wrong here, but if you're not familiar with Peter David's work, I think it's time you should look into it, if, as I said before, you haven't come across it unknowingly.
As for the man himself, I wish him a speedy recovery, and good health in 2013 and beyond. He's given me so much in terms of entertainment, it's sad we really can't give much in return right now except our thoughts, wishes, and prayers.