May 14, 1955|
|Died||September 4, 2011
David Harold Hoover (May 14, 1955 – September 4, 2011) was an American comic book artist and animator, most notable for his art on DC Comics' The Wanderers and Starman and Marvel Comics' Captain America.
Hoover started his career in animation, first as a layout artist for Filmation Studios from 1977–1985, and during that time also worked for several other animation studios including Hanna-Barbera and Mihan Productions.
Over his career as an animator, Hoover worked on such programs as Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, The Archie Show, Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, The New Adventures of Flash Gordon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, The Super Friends, The Smurfs, Men in Black: The Series, The Godzilla Power Hour, RoboCop: Alpha Commando, and many more.
From 1987 to about 1995, Hoover worked in the comics industry. In addition to his stints on The Wanderers, Starman, and Captain America; Hoover worked on The Amazing Spider-Man, Starman, The Punisher, Tarzan, and The Invaders. In 1995, he drew the first chapter of the "Planet of the Symbiotes" storyline which featured Spider-Man and Venom.
In 2003, he returned to the comics industry with his creator-owned adult series Wilde Knight with co-creator/writer Gary Petras; and in 2004 Hoover joined EAdultComics's lineup of artists. Having established himself as a good girl artist, Hoover's first assignment for the online adult comics publisher was Jungle Love.
Hoover pencilled the interiors of the first three Charmed comics and its prequel which Zenescope began releasing in June 2010.
Hoover died in September 2011 and was survived by Karen, his wife of 22 years.
- Wilde Knight #1 (2003)
- Elementals #13 (1990)
- Dragonlance #20 (1990)
- Hawk and Dove #13, Annual #1 (1990)
- Starman #26-28, 30-34, 36-37 (1990–1991)
- Star Trek: The Next Generation - Embrace the Wolf (2000)
- TSR Worlds #1 (1990)
- Wanderers #1–13 (1988–1989)
- Who's Who in the DC Universe #2, 11 (1990-1991)
- Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes #2, 7 (1988)
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88 #4 (1988)
- The Amazing Spider-Man Super Special #1 (1995)
- Captain America #425-443 (1994–1995)
- Codename: Spitfire #13 (1987)
- Conan the Barbarian #253 (1992)
- Cosmic Powers Unlimited #4 (1996)
- Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme Annual #2 (1992)
- Excalibur #40-41 (1991)
- Fantastic Four Unlimited #1 (1993)
- Invaders vol. 2 #1-4 (1993)
- Justice #14 (1987)
- Lunatik #1 (1995)
- Marc Spector: Moon Knight #51 (1993)
- Marvel Comics Presents #83, 102, 123-128, 130-131 (1991–1993)
- Namor, the Sub-Mariner Annual #1 (1991)
- Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #32 (1992)
- Night Thrasher: Four Control #1-4 (1992–1993)
- Punisher #80, Annual #6, Back to School Special #3 (1993-1994)
- Quasar #26-27 (1991)
- Savage Sword of Conan #171 (1990)
- Uncanny Origins #1-3 (1996-1997)
- What If...? vol. 2 #36 (1992)
- What The--?! #9 (1990)
- Wolverine #60 (1992)
- "Media Arts - Faculty". Art Institute of Philadelphia. 2008. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008. Retrieved September 10, 2008.
- Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 218. ISBN 978-0756692360. "Writer David Michelinie and artist Dave Hoover were in charge for the first part of a story that continued across five 'Super Specials'."
- Johnston, Rich (September 7, 2011). "Dave Hoover Passes". Bleeding Cool. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012.
- "David H. Hoover Obituary". Obitsforlife.com. 2011. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
- Dave Hoover at the Grand Comics Database
- Dave Hoover at the Comic Book DB
- Dave Hoover at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- Dave Hoover at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators