|Silent War, The Bulletproof Coffin|
David Hine (born 1956) is an English comic book writer and artist, known for his work on Silent War and The Bulletproof Coffin.
Hine has been working in comics since the early 1980s. For Crisis, he drew the series Sticky Fingers (written by Myra Hancock) in 1989, and wrote and drew a number of short pieces in 1990 and 1991. For 2000 AD he drew Tao De Moto in 1991 (again written by Hancock) and wrote and drew the futuristic police series Mambo from 1994 to 1996.
He wrote and drew the black and white horror comic Strange Embrace, originally published as a mini-series by Atomeka Press in 1993, and later as a collected graphic novel by Active Images in the US, reprinted again as a colour series by Image Comics.
Hine is currently best known as a writer on Marvel Comics titles, like X-Men: The 198 and Civil War: X-Men. One of his projects there was Silent War a six-issue mini-series featuring the Inhumans with art by Frazer Irving. Hine has also written a number of What if? stories which look at alternate outcomes to stories like Annihilation and Deadly Genesis.
He was also the writer of Spawn for Image comics from issues # 151 to # 184 ., as well as writing his own manga series Poison Candy for Tokyopop and the Two-Face issue of The Joker's Asylum for DC. He wrote four issues of The Brave and the Bold with artist Doug Braithwaite, before J. Michael Straczynski started his run on the title and he wrote the Deathstroke one-shot, which was part of the Faces of Evil series which deals with the aftermath of Final Crisis. He wrote the Arkham Asylum one-shot for the "Batman: Battle for the Cowl" event. His one-shot lead to a mini series called "Arkham Reborn", the events lead into David Hine taking over Detective Comics continuing the story.
Hine has written two series for indie publisher, Radical Comics, FVZA: The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency, with art by Roy Allan Martinez, Wayne Nichols, Kinsun Loh and Jerry Choo. and "Ryder on the Storm" with art by Wayne Nichols, Hugo Petrus, Feigiap Chong and Sansan Saw. From Image Comics, The Bulletproof Coffin with artist Shaky Kane.
More recently[when?] Hine has co-created Spider-Man Noir for Marvel Comics with Fabrice Sapolsky and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico and has produced graphic novels, Lip Hook and The Bad Bad Place, with artist Mark Stafford. He is currently working with Brian Haberlin on a series of independent projects including The Marked and Sonata for Shadowline/Image Comics.
In 2018 Hine wrote The Torture Garden for the Judge Dredd Megazine, and later its sequel, Deliverance.