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Peter B. Gillis : biography

December 19, 1952 -

Peter B. Gillis (born December 19, 1952) is an American comic book writer best known for his work at Marvel Comics and First Comics in the mid-1980s, including the series Strikeforce: Morituri and the digitally-drawn comic series Shatter.


Gillis' first work in the comics industry was as a freelance writer for Marvel Comics, where he worked on such titles as Captain America, Marvel Two-In-One, and Super-Villain Team-Up from 1978-1980. Gillis then worked as an editor for the Florida-based publisher New Media Publishing; he left that position in 1981."Headlines: NMP Editorial Shake-Up," Comics Feature #12/13 (Sept./Oct. 1981), p. 18.

Gillis is best known for the digital comic Shatter (1985–1988) and First Comics' Warp (1983–1985). Gillis co-created Strikeforce: Morituri (1986–1988) with artist Brent Anderson. Gillis wrote the entire runs of Micronauts: The New Voyages (1984–1986) and Strange Tales vol. 2 (1987–1988); other Marvel work included numerous issues of What If (1980–1984), The Defenders (1984–1986), The Eternals vol. 2 (1985–1986), Doctor Strange nos. 76 - 81 (Vol 2, 1986 - 87) and Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme nos. 1 - 4 (1988 - 89).

His creations for other companies include Blaze Barlow and the Eternity Command and the Black Flame for First; and the gonzo post-holocaust comedy Gammarauders (a tie-in to the Gamma World role-playing game) for DC Comics' short-lived TSR Games line. For DC Comics' he also wrote the science-fiction miniseries Tailgunner Jo with art by Tom Artis.

Gillis returned to comics in 2010 when he wrote the six-issue comic adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn for IDW Publishing.


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