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Tom Lyle

Real Name
Thomas Lyle
Tom Lyle


Date of Birth
November 2, 1953

Place of Birth
Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Grim Hunter, Scarlet Spider Costume

First publication


Personal History

Personal History of Tom Lyle is unknown.

Professional History

Thomas "Tom" Lyle (born November 2, 1953)[1] is a comic book artist and penciller.



Cover to The Comet #1, pencil and ink art by Lyle

Lyle first came to prominence as penciler on DC Comics' Starman with writer Roger Stern.[2][3]

He went on to work on the first Robin limited series with writer Chuck Dixon. The series was an enormous surprise hit, prompting many reprintings of the first few issues as well as two Sequel miniseries — Robin II: Joker's Wild and Robin III: Cry of the Huntress — both of which reunited the creative team of Dixon and Lyle.[4]

Lyle's next project was The Comet for DC Comics' Impact Comics imprint, which he pencilled and plotted with writer Mark Waid contributing the scripts.[3]

At Marvel Comics, Lyle co-created the character Annex in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 with writer Jack C. Harris.[5] As penciler of Spider-Man, Lyle was one of the artists on the "Maximum Carnage"[6] and "Clone Saga"[7] storylines which ran through the Spider-Man titles. Lyle's other work for Marvel included The Punisher vol. 3 with writer John Ostrander and Warlock which he wrote himself.[3]

He is also the artist on the comic Chickasaw Adventures.[8]

Since 2005, he has taught sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.[9]


  1. Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. 
  2. Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "New Starman Will Payton debuted in his own ongoing series in October [1988] by writer Roger Stern and artist Tom Lyle." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Tom Lyle at the Grand Comics Database
  4. Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 248
  5. Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. Dorling Kindersley. p. 203. ISBN 978-0756692360. "The debut story of Annex was written by Jack C. Harris and drawn by Tom Lyle." 
  6. Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. Dorling Kindersley. p. 263. ISBN 978-0756641238. "Artists Mark Bagley, Sal Buscema, Ron Lim, Tom Lyle, and Alex Saviuk all brought their talents to this key story line." 
  7. Manning "1990s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 274: "Continuing the epic 'Clone Saga', the team of artists Tom Lyle, Robert Brown, Roy Burdine, and Mark Bagley revealed the supposed final fate of the genius Jackal."
  8. "Chickasaw Adventures". Archived from the original on May 28, 2013. 
  9. "Tom Lyle". Savannah College of Art and Design. 

External links

  • Tom Lyle at the Comic Book DB
  • Tom Lyle at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
  • Tom Lyle at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
Preceded by
Starman penciller
Succeeded by
Dave Hoover
Preceded by
Jim Aparo
Detective Comics penciller
Succeeded by
Graham Nolan
Preceded by
Bob McLeod
Spider-Man penciller
Succeeded by
John Romita, Jr.


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