David Hine
Area(s)Writer, Artist
Notable works
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.[1][2]

Hine at SDCC 2009

Hine is currently best known as a writer on Marvel Comics titles, like X-Men: The 198 and Civil War: X-Men.[3] One of his projects there was Silent War a six-issue mini-series featuring the Inhumans with art by Frazer Irving.[4][5] Hine has also written a number of What if? stories which look at alternate outcomes to stories like Annihilation[6] and Deadly Genesis.

He was also the writer of Spawn for Image comics in issues #151–184.[7] He wrote his own manga series Poison Candy for Tokyopop[8] and the Two-Face issue of The Joker's Asylum for DC.[9][10][11] He wrote four issues of The Brave and the Bold with artist Doug Braithwaite, before J. Michael Straczynski started his run on the title[12][13][14] and he wrote the Deathstroke one-shot, which was part of the Faces of Evil series which deals with the aftermath of Final Crisis.[15] 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,[16] with art by Roy Allan Martinez, Wayne Nichols, Kinsun Loh and Jerry Choo.[17] 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.[18]

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.

In 2018 Hine wrote The Torture Garden for the Judge Dredd Megazine, and later its sequel, Deliverance.



  1. ^ David Hine wants to lock you in his "Strange Embrace", Comic Book Resources, 28 March 2007
  2. ^ Strange Embrace and Other Nightmares, Comic Book Resources, 27 August 2008
  3. ^ Two Mean Mothers: An Interview with David Hine Archived 23 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 24 August 2006
  4. ^ David Hine: Talking Silent War Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine, Newsarama, 16 November 2006
  5. ^ David Hine, Part II: Talking Silent War Archived 23 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 19 February 2007
  6. ^ Annihilation Makes Things Civil: Hine talks "What If? Annihilation", Comic Book Resources, 5 October 2007
  7. ^ David Hine, Part I: Spawning Some New Terror Archived 11 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 15 February 2007
  8. ^ Trying Poison Candy with David Hine[permanent dead link], Newsarama, 11 September 2007
  9. ^ David Hine: Two-Faced Creator Reveals More About Batman Series Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 9 May 2008
  10. ^ David Hine – Telling the Tale of Two-Face, Newsarama, 19 June 2008
  11. ^ The Joker’s Asylum, Part V: Two-Face, Comic Book Resources, 1 July 2008
  12. ^ David Hine on his Brave and the Bold Arc, Newsarama, 27 August 2008
  13. ^ David Hine: He's Brave as well as Bold Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine, Comics Bulletin, 29 August 2008
  14. ^ David Hine: Becoming Braver & Bolder, Comic Book Resources, 8 September 2008
  15. ^ David Hine on Deathstroke's Return, Comic Book Resources, 12 November 2008
  16. ^ Zombies, Vampires and U.S. History?? David Hine on 'FVZA', Newsarama, 19 March 2009
  17. ^ FVZA Issue #1 Sells Out at Distributor Level
  18. ^ Rodrik, Alex (12 May 2010). "David Hine & Shaky Kane: Opening the Bulletproof Coffin". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on 19 May 2010. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  19. ^ Radical Publishing & EerieTube Ask "Are You Infected?"


Preceded byGreg Rucka Detective Comics writer 2010 Succeeded byScott Snyder Preceded byFabian Nicieza Azrael writer 2010–2011 Succeeded byn/a Preceded byTony S. Daniel Batman writer 2011 Succeeded byTony S. Daniel