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Pete Woods
BornPeter Woods
Area(s)Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Action Comics
Amazons Attack

Peter Woods is an American comic book artist,[1] known for his work on titles such as Backlash, Deadpool, Robin, Catwoman, Amazons Attack, and Action Comics.


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 family 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]




Other publishers



  1. ^ Beatty, Scott; Chuck Dixon. The Joker's Last Laugh (Batman). DC Comics. ISBN 978-1-4012-1784-6.
  2. ^ a b 1998 Harvey Award Nominees Archived 2009-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, The Harvey Awards
  3. ^ Woods Exclusively DC. Comics Sutra, May 2001
  4. ^ Cronin, Brian (April 15, 2008). "Comic Book Alphabet of Cool – W". Comic Book Resources.
  5. ^ Verzemnieks, Inara (March 2, 2005). "Real superheroes: Artists of Portland's Mercury Studio". Seattle Times.
  6. ^ Verzemnieks, Inara (June 14, 2007). "Mercury Studio Story". A&E Now. The Oregonian.
  7. ^ Wolk, Douglas (August 7, 2007). "Portland's Periscope Is Up". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved August 8, 2007.
  8. ^ Dilworth Jr., Joseph (April 24, 2008). "Exclusive Interview With Periscope Studios". Pop Culture Zoo. Archived from the original on November 10, 2009.
  9. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (March 23, 2010). "Woods Takes Flight on "Action Comics"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved July 24, 2010.
  10. ^ "Pete Woods". Comics Book Database. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  11. ^ [1]. Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 16, 2016.


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