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#588856 - 08/01/11 08:28 PM Peter David is a great writer!
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I'm so hung up on Moore, Morrison or DeMatteis that I never really look up any comics by Peter David.

I'm re-reading his Spider-man 2099 and he writes some great and funny dialogue. I heard his Hulk run was excellent but I'm not a big fan of the character.
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#588857 - 08/01/11 08:43 PM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Gerald]
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I remember enjoying his run on Hulk and X-Factor in the early 90's. I didn't have ready access to a shop for a few years and bought my comics off the spinner rack at the grocery store. Everything I've read by him in the past ten years has been forgettable, at best.
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#588866 - 08/01/11 09:42 PM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Allen Montgomery]
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The early-90's X-Factor gets my vote for favorite, but his Hulk run is deservedly awesome. The current X-Factor is a lot of fun even though I really don't care about the characters anymore, if I ever did. Shatterstar and Longshot are readable all of a sudden, WTF?

Does anybody else remember the Blasters?
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#588891 - 08/02/11 09:59 AM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: ChrisW]
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I thought he found the perfect balance for his writing talents on Young Justice. A damned good series that he was derailed by DanDidiot's desire to restart Teen Titans for the 5,673,871st time.

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#588896 - 08/02/11 11:15 AM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: IvanJim]
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Originally Posted By: IvanJim
I thought he found the perfect balance for his writing talents on Young Justice. A damned good series that he was derailed by DanDidiot's desire to restart Teen Titans for the 5,673,871st time.


Agreed.

YOUNG JUSTICE was a fun, charming comic with wonderfully cartoony artwork. It sold pretty well, too. But Dan DiDio ordered it replaced so Geoff Johns could launch, as I.J. says, yet another TITANS start-up, this one all grim 'n gritty. The first story arc, I recall, Deathstroke shot out Impulse's kneecap, forever making Impulse more bitter and somber. Yay, DC.

As for David's other stuff ... I liked his creator-owned FALLEN ANGEL for a while but eventually lost interest (around the time he started charging $4 per copy, ahead of the rest of the industry). I liked his SACHS AND VIOLENS with George Perez.

I've just started reading the first trade collection of his long, celebrated run on THE INCREDIBLE HULK. But the awful chicken-scratch art of Todd McFarlane is making it difficult for me to enjoy. I may be the one fanboy on Earth who doesn't like McFarlane's art.

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#588901 - 08/02/11 11:56 AM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Lawson]
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Hey Lawson, weren't you the guy who chased Mr. David away? Are you legally able to talk about him, isn't there some kind of restraining order involved here? grin

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#588906 - 08/02/11 01:00 PM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Joe Lee]
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*Choke!*

That rings a bell, maybe. Was that one me or Allen? I remember fighting with him about something.

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#588908 - 08/02/11 01:07 PM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Lawson]
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People daring to disagree with his opinions is what drove him away.
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#588909 - 08/02/11 01:11 PM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Charles Reece]
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If you don't like people disagreeing with you, I do not recommend Comicon.

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#588915 - 08/02/11 02:07 PM Re: Peter David is a great writer! [Re: Lawson]
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I seem to remember disagreeing with him on something as well. Didn't he publicly badmouth a convention organizer for canceling his appearance or something?

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