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Peter "Pete" Woods is a comic book artist, illustrator[1] and penciller. He is best known for his work on titles such as Backlash, Deadpool, Robin, Catwoman, Amazons Attack and Action Comics. He is the cover artist of Gears of War: Unsaid.


Woods worked as an intern for Wildstorm comics in April 1996 working under artist Jim Lee. Here he got his first major comics work filling in on Stormwatch and Wetworks in 1996, before getting a short run on Backlash in 1997. He moved over to Marvel Comics to draw a few issues of Excalibur before starting a critically acclaimed[2] run on Deadpool with Joe Kelly. He was then picked up by DC Comics for a four-year stint on Robin, from 2000–2004, followed by an exclusive contract in 2001[3] and further work in DC titles.[4]

He later partnered with other Portland, Oregon area artists and formed Mercury Studio in 2002.[5][6] Mercury Studio increased in membership and changed its name to "Periscope Studios" in June 2007,[7][8] but remains a collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists and storyboard artists based in Portland, Oregon. His wife, Rebecca, whom he met at Wildstorm, is also a part of the Portland studio.

Woods would then become one of the artists in the Superman faimly of titles, working on the "New Krypton" arc in Action Comics and the Last Stand of New Krypton mini-series. He returned Action Comics in 2010, alongside writer Paul Cornell.[9]


Comics work (interior pencil art) includes: [10]


  • Action Comics #837, 840-843, 871-872 (full art); #873 (along with Renato Guedes) (2006-09)
  • Amazons Attack, miniseries, #1-6 (2007)
  • Catwoman, vol. 2, #44-52 (2005-06)
  • Countdown to Final Crisis|Countdown #16-14 (along with Tom Derenick) (2008)
  • DC 1st: Green Lantern (along with Jamal Igle) (2002)
  • DCU Infinite Holiday Special (Superman/Batman) #1 (2007)
  • Detective Comics #790-800, 810 (2004-05)
  • Green Lantern/Power Girl: Circle of Fire (2000)
  • Harley Quinn #8-9, 13 (2001)
  • Infinity, Inc. #9 (2008)
  • Joker: Last Laugh, miniseries, #1 (2001)
  • Robin #74-80, 82-85, 87-91, 93-94, 97-100, 102, 104-109, 111-120 (2000-04)
  • Secret Six, vol. 2, #6 (2009)
  • Smallville #5 (among other artists) (2004)
  • Superman #601-602, 650-653 (2002-06)
  • Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton, miniseries, #1-3 (2010)
  • Superman: New Krypton Special (among other artists) (2008)
  • Superman: World of New Krypton, maxiseries, #1-12 (along with Ron Randall) (2009-10)
  • Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime (along with Jerry Ordway) (2007)


  • Baby's First Deadpool Book (among other artists) (1998)
  • Deadpool #11-13, 20, 26, 28-32 (1997-99)
  • Deadpool Team-Up #900 (2009)
  • Excalibur #112-114 (1997)
  • Generation X (comics)|Generation X Annual '99 (along with Kevin Sharpe & Yancey Labat) (1999)
  • X-Men: Deadly Genesis, miniseries (X-Men backup stories), #1-6 (2006)

Other publishersEdit

  • Shotgun Mary: Deviltown (Antarctic Press, July 1996)
  • Stormwatch (comics)|Stormwatch #39 (Image, 1996)


  • 1998: Deadpool #11 was nominated for the "Best Single Issue or Story" Harvey Award[2]


  1. cite book |last= Beatty |first= Scott |coauthors= Chuck Dixon |title= The Joker's Last Laugh (Batman) |publisher= DC Comics |isbn= 9781401217846
  2. 2.0 2.1 1998 Harvey Award Nominees, The Harvey Awards
  3. Woods Exclusively DC. Comics Sutra, May 2001
  4. cite web |last=Cronin |first=Brian |url= |title=Comic Book Alphabet of Cool – W |publisher=Comic Book Resources |date=April 15, 2008 |accessdate=
  5. cite news |first=Inara |last=Verzemnieks |url= |title=Real superheroes: Artists of Portland's Mercury Studio |date=March 2, 2005 |work=Seattle Times |accessdate=
  6. cite news |first=Inara |last=Verzemnieks |url= |title=Mercury Studio Story |work=A&E Now |publisher=The Oregonian |date=June 14, 2007 |accessdate=
  7. cite news |last=Wolk |first=Douglas |url= |title=Portland’s Periscope Is Up |work=Publishers Weekly |date=August 7, 2007 |accessdate=August 8, 2007
  8. cite web |last=Dilworth Jr. |first=Joseph |url= |title=Exclusive Interview With Periscope Studios |publisher=Pop Culture Zoo |date=April 24, 2008 |accessdate=
  9. cite web |first=Jeffrey |last=Renaud |url= |title=Woods Takes Flight on "Action Comics" |publisher=Comic Book Resources |date=March 23, 2010 |accessdate=July 24, 2010
  10. Pete Woods on Comics Book Database

External linksEdit

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