Dave Wachter is a comic book artist, most recently drawing the new Planet of the Apes for Marvel Comics. Other Marvel projects include: X-men Legends, Ghost Rider, Blade: Vampire Nation, Ms Marvel and Venom, Spider-Man 2099 Exodus, Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail of Shadows, Aliens: Aftermath, and Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon.  He is co-creator and co-writer of the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated The Guns of Shadow Valley (Dark Horse Comics.) He collaborated with Steve Niles on the acclaimed miniseries Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem(Dark Horse.) His other works include Godzilla: Cataclysm, Godzilla in Hell, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all for IDW Publishing. In 2012, Dave was nominated for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. After having moved around for a while, Dave has settled permanently in Pittsburgh.