American comic book writer and novelist who spent twelve years writing for the Incredible Hulk comics.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from New York University and covered the World Science Fiction Convention in 1974.
Among his many novels was the Star Trek: New Frontier series and several adaptations of popular movies like Spider-Man and Swamp Thing.
He was married to Myra Kasman from 1977 to 1998, and married Kathleeen O'Shea in 2001.
He cited the author Stephen King as one of his major influences.