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| Links = [http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/07/dave-hoover-passes/ Article on his passing].
 
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{{Infobox comics creator
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| name = Dave Hoover
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| birth_date = {{birth date|1955|5|14}}
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| birth_place = [[Berrysburg, Pennsylvania]]
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| death_date = {{Death date and age|2011|9|4|1955|5|14}}
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| death_place = [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]]
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| nationality = [[United States|American]]
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| notable works = ''[[Wanderers (comics)|The Wanderers]]''<br />''[[Starman (comics)|Starman]]''<br />''[[Captain America]]''
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| Death = September 5th 2011
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'''David Harold Hoover''' (May 14, 1955 – September 4, 2011) was an [[United States|American]] [[comic book]] [[artist]] and [[animator]], most notable for his art on [[DC Comics]]' ''[[Wanderers (comics)|The Wanderers]]'' [[limited series]], as well as lengthy runs on DC's ''[[Starman (comics)|Starman]]'' and [[Marvel Comics]]' ''[[Captain America]]''.
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==Early life==
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Hoover received his B.S. in Media Arts & Animation from the [[Art Institute of Philadelphia]]; and his Associate of Specialized Technology in Visual Communication from the [[Art Institute of Pittsburgh]].<ref name="bio">[http://www.artinstitutes.edu/philadelphia/Academics/Default.aspx?discipline=6&command=Faculty Bio at the Art Institute of Philadelphia's Digital Media department website.] Retrieved Sept. 10, 2008.</ref>
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==Career==
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===Animation===
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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 Barberra and Mihan Productions.<ref name="bio" />
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Over his career as an animator, Hoover worked on such shows as ''[[Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids]]'', ''[[The Archie Show]]'', ''[[Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle|Tarzan]]'', ''[[The New Adventures of Flash Gordon|Flash Gordon]]'', ''[[He-Man and the Masters of the Universe]],'' ''[[She-Ra: Princess of Power]]'', ''The [[Super Friends]]'', ''[[The Smurfs (1981 TV series)|The Smurfs]]'', ''[[Men in Black: The Series]]'', ''[[The Godzilla Power Hour|Godzilla]]'', ''[[RoboCop: Alpha Commando]]'', and many more.
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Hoover also worked on two animated feature films, ''[[Fire and Ice (1983 film)|Fire and Ice]]'' (1983), the [[Frank Frazetta]]-inspired movie; and ''[[Starchaser: The Legend of Orin]]'' (1985).
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In 1997, Hoover worked as a freelance animator for [[Columbia Pictures|Columbia]]/[[Tri-Star Pictures|Tri Star]] Children’s TV.<ref name="bio" />
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===Comics===
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[[Image:Spiderqueen1.jpg|thumb|right|135px|Hoover's rendition of [[Spider Queen]] from ''[[Invaders (comics)|Invaders]]'' vol. 2, #1 (Marvel, May 1993). Inks by [[Brian Garvey]].]]
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From 1987 to about 1995, Hoover worked in the comics industry. In addition to his stints on ''The Wanderers'', ''Starman'', and ''Captain America''; Hoover has also worked on ''[[The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', ''[[Starman (DC Comics Modern Age)|Starman]]'', ''[[Punisher]]'', ''[[Tarzan (comics)|Tarzan]]'', and ''[[Invaders (comics)|The Invaders]]''.
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In 2003, he returned to the comics industry with his [[creator ownership|creator-owned]] [[pornographic|adult]] series ''[[Wilde Knight]]'' with co-creator/writer [[Gary Petras]]; and in 2004 Hoover joined [[EAdultComics]]'s lineup of artists. Having established himself as one of the premiere [[good-girl art]]ists working today, Hoover's first assignment for the online adult comics publisher was ''Jungle Love''.
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Hoover also pencilled the interiors of the first three [[Charmed]] comics and its prequel which Zenescope began releasing in June 2010.
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He died in September 2011.<ref>[http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/400923/Hoover-David.php]</ref>
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===Teaching===
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Hoover has been on Digital Media faculty at the Art Institute of Philadelphia since 1999.<ref name="bio" />
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==Bibliography (selected)==
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*''[[The Amazing Spider-Man|The Amazing Spider-Man Super Special]]'' ([[Marvel Comics]]) (1995)
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*''[[Captain America]]'' #425-443 (Marvel Comics) (1994–1995)
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*''[[Spitfire (New Universe)|Codename: Spitfire]]'' #13 (Marvel Comics) (1987)
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*''[[Conan the Barbarian]]'' #253 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
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*''[[Doctor Strange]], Sorcerer Supreme Annual'' #2 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
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*''[[Dragonlance]]'' #20 ([[DC Comics]]) (1990)
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*''[[Elementals (Comico Comics)|Elementals]]'' #13 ([[Comico Comics]]) (1990)
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*''[[Excalibur (comics)|Excalibur]]'' #40-41 (Marvel Comics) (1991)
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*''[[Fantastic Four]] Unlimited'' #1 (Marvel Comics) (1993)
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*''[[GrimJack]]'' #46 ([[First Comics]]) (1988)
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*''[[Hawk and Dove]]'' #13 and Annual #1 (DC Comics) (1990)
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* ''[[Invaders (comics)|Invaders]]'' #1-4 (Marvel Comics) (1993)
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*''[[Justice (New Universe)|Justice]]'' #14 (Marvel Comics) (1987)
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*''[[Lunatik]]'' #1 (Marvel Comics) (1995)
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*''Marc Spector: [[Moon Knight]]'' #51 (1993)
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*''[[Marvel Comics Presents]]'' #83, 102, 123-128, 130-131 (Marvel Comics) (1991–1993)
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*''[[Megalith (comics)|Megalith]]'' #8 ([[Continuity Comics]]) (1991)
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*''[[Night Thrasher]]: Four Control'' #1-4 (Marvel Comics) (1992–1993)
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*''[[Quasar (comics)|Quasar]]'' #26-27 (1991)
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*''[[Jon Sable|Sable]]'' #26-27 (First Comics) (1989)
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*''[[Samuree]]'' #8-9 (Continuity Comics) (1990–1991)
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*''[[Savage Sword of Conan]]'' #171 (Marvel Comics) (1990)
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*''[[Star Trek]]: The Next Generation - Embrace the Wolf'' (DC Comics) (2000)
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*''[[Starman (comics)|Starman]]'' #26-37 (DC Comics) (1990–1991)
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*''Uncanny Origins'' #1-3 (Marvel Comics) (1996)
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* ''[[Wanderers (comics)|Wanderers]]'' #1–13 (DC Comics) (1988–1989)
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*''[[What If (comics)|What If?]]'' #36 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
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*''[[Who's Who in the DC Universe]]'' #2, 11 (DC Comics) (1990, 1991)
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*''Who's Who in the [[Legion of Super-Heroes]]'' #2, 7 (DC Comics) (1988)
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*''Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe Update '88'' #4 (DC Comics) (1988)
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*''[[Wilde Knight]]'' #1 ([[Basement comics|Basement Comics]]) (2003)
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*''[[Wolverine (comics)|Wolverine]]'' #60 (Marvel Comics) (1992)
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==Notes==
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==References==
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* [http://www.eadultcomics.com eAdultComics.com]
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*{{gcdb|type=credit|search=Dave+Hoover|title=Dave Hoover}}
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*{{comicbookdb|type=creator|id=706|title=Dave Hoover}}
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==External links==
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* [http://www.comicartpimp.com/hoover.html Comic Art Pimp - Dave Hoover commissions]
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{{Wikipedia}}
 
[[Category:American animators]]
 
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[[Category:People from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]]
 
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