Dave Hoover was a student of art and animation at the Art Institute of Philadelphia in the 1970's. He began his artistic career as an animator in 1977 and worked for eight years on many television productions and two feature films. He became a comic book artist in 1987 and worked as a penciler on many titles for both DC and Marvel, including lengthy runs on Starman and Captain America. He was the primary artist for the entire 13-issue run of The Wanderers title for DC.
In 1999 Hoover became a faculty member of his old alma mater, the Art institute of Philadelphia, where he taught art up until the time of his death in 2011. In his later years he became known for his 'good girl' art and created many appealing pinups. Supergirl
was his favorite character to draw, and he probably created more pinups of her than any other character.