Peter Tomasi

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Peter Tomasi
Tomasi at a September 14, 2011 signing for
Batman and Robin #1 at Midtown Comics in Manhattan.
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Notable works

Green Lantern Corps
Brightest Day
Batman and Robin

Peter J. Tomasi is an American comic book editor and writer, best known for his work for DC Comics. As an editor, he oversaw numerous books featuring the Justice League, including books starring various members of that team, such as Batman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and the Flash. As a writer, he has written books featuring Batman-related characters, such as Batman and Robin and The Outsiders, and Green Lantern-related books such as "Blackest Night", Brightest Day and Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors.

Early life[edit]

Tomasi became a fan of comics at a young age through the Batman books his father bought him, and through TV shows such as the Super Friends animated series and the Adam West Batman series. Batman was the first superhero who entered his consciousness, as it was the first character he dressed up as for Halloween, and the first comic book whose creators he recognized. Specifically he cites the work of Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams as the first to draw him into the character, as well as Bob Haney's work on The Brave and the Bold and that of Jim Aparo.[1]


Starting as an editor at DC in 1993, and working on such titles as Green Lantern, the Batman titles, Aquaman, Hawkman, and JSA, Tomasi was an occasional writer on various titles, including JSA, The Outsiders, Steel and The Light Brigade. In 2003, DC promoted him to Senior Editor.[2]

In 2007, Tomasi left his fifteen-year role as an editor and transitioned to writing.[3] He began on the limited series Black Adam: The Dark Age. In 2008, he wrote Requiem, a tie-in to Final Crisis that paid tribute to the fallen Martian Manhunter.[4] He wrote the Nightwing title for 14 issues until its cancellation in April 2009 due to events in the "Battle for the Cowl" storyline.[5][6][7] In 2011, Tomasi took over as writer on Batman and Robin with issue #20 from Paul Cornell, writing the three part "Tree of Blood" storyline that ran until issue #22.

From 2009 to 2010, Tomasi co-wrote the creator-owned title The Mighty with Keith Champagne,[8][9] as well as Green Lantern Corps through the "The Blackest Night" storyline.[10]

From 2010 to 2011, Tomasi co-wrote the "Blackest Night" follow-up maxiseries, Brightest Day, with Geoff Johns.[11] During that same period, he was the regular writer on the monthly Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors and Outsiders, which ended in 2011 as part of DC's The New 52 line-wide relaunch.[12] As part of that relaunch, Tomasi was appointed writer on the relaunched volumes of Batman and Robin and Green Lantern Corps which were released in September of 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Tomasi has a son. In a February 2011 interview with Comic Book Resources, Tomasi discussed how his then-eight-year-old son influenced his approach to writing Damian Wayne in Batman and Robin.[1]


Comics writing work includes:


  1. ^ a b Renaud, Jeffrey. "THE BAT SIGNAL: Peter J. Tomasi". Comic Book Resources. February 9, 2011
  2. ^ Weiland, Jonah. "Peter Tomasi promoted to Senior Editor at DC". Comic Book Resources. July 2, 2003
  3. ^ Arrant, Chris. "More Exclusive Contract Signings, Peter Tomasi Stays at DC". ComicVine. January 15, 2010
  4. ^ Brady, Matt. "Remembering the Martian: Tomasi on FC: Requiem". Newsarama. July 9, 2008
  5. ^ "Baltimore Comic-Con 07: Peter Tomasi Talks Nightwing". Newsarama. September 9, 2007
  6. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey. "Strange How the Night Moves: Tomasi talks 'Nightwing'". Comic Book Resources. October 16, 2007
  7. ^ Brady, Matt. "Robin, Nightwing, Birds of Prey to End in February". Newsarama. November 4, 2008
  8. ^ Rogers, Vaneta. "Tomasi and Champagne Introduce 'The Mighty'". Newsarama. November 17, 2008
  9. ^ "First Look: The Mighty #1". Newsarama. November 20, 2008
  10. ^ Brady, Matt. Rocking the Corps: Peter Tomasi Talks Green Lantern Corps, Newsarama. January 14, 2009
  11. ^ Siegel, Lucas (January 11, 2010). "UPDATE 4: DC's BRIGHTEST DAY w/ David Finch!". Newsarama. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ Brady, Matt. Life "Without Batman: Peter Tomasi Talks The Outsiders". Newsarama. December 16, 2008

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Preceded by
Bob Schreck
Batman Group Editor
Succeeded by
Mike Marts
Preceded by
Fabian Nicieza
Nightwing writer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Frank Tieri
The Outsiders writer
Succeeded by
Dan DiDio
Preceded by
Francis Manapul & Brian Buccellato
Detective Comics writer
Succeeded by