British writer. He got the chance to become a Promoted Fanboy when he was asked to write for the Doctor Who Virgin New Adventures. Among his contributions to the Doctor Who Expanded Universe was Bernice Summerfield, an Ensemble Darkhorse who quickly spun off into her own series. He also wrote Scream of the Shalka, a non-canon webcast series in which (he claims) the Doctor and the Master are totally doin' it. Since Doctor Who's return, he's written the episodes "Father's Day", "Human Nature", and "The Family of Blood".
He's also written for comics including Captain Britain and MI:13, Action Comics and Batman And Robin, and has written a well-received medical horror pilot for BBC 3, Pulse. In the DC Comics' New 52, he kicked off the new Stormwatch and Demon Knights, and is still writing the latter.
He and his work are known for these tropes:
- Evil Twin: Pete Cornell. (Actually a typo in The DC Comics Encyclopedia that achieved Memetic Mutation status.)
- Promoted Fanboy: From a mild-mannered DW fanfic writer to running one of the biggest Long Runners in comics, all in the span of two decades. Quite the promotion.
- Owl Be Damned: Cornell likes his owls.
- Villain Protagonist: His initial run on Action Comics is about the adventures of Lex Luthor and his wacky Lois Lane Sex Bot.