Tom Lyle Bio – Tom Lyle Wiki
Tom Lyle ( born November 2, 1953, and died November 19, 2019) was an American comics artist who was best known for his work on Starman and Robin for DC Comics as well as Spider-Man for Marvel Comics.
My dear friend, mentor, professor, and father figure #TomLyle passed away peacefully this morning. Services are still being finalized, but the tentative plan is a funeral this Saturday in Savannah. I'll update when I have specific details. pic.twitter.com/oGntJP77Lq
— Phillip Sevy – Triage on sale now! (@phillipsevy) November 19, 2019
|Birth Date||November 2, 1953|
|Birth Place||Jacksonville, FL|
|Death Date||November 19, 2019|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
Tom Lyle has caught the last train out. We are all the poorer for his departure. He drew comics, taught at SCAD, and was a good artist and, by all accounts, a good teacher. My deepest condolences to his wife, Sue, and those he leaves behind. Thanks for everything, Tom. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/KgyJlX1izh
— Walter Simonson (@WalterSimonson) November 19, 2019
Tom Lyle Career
After drawing Airboy for Eclipse Comics, Tom Lyle first came to prominence as penciler on DC Comics’ Starman with writer Roger Stern. The creative team introduced the second Blockbuster in Starman.
Lyle worked on the first Robin limited series with writer Chuck Dixon. The series had 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 – by the same creative team. Dixon and Lyle co-created the Electrocutioner in Detective Comics and Stephanie Brown in Detective Comics.
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.
RIP to Tom Lyle, a signature Spider-Man artist of the 1990s, in addition to all the outstanding comics work he did beyond that. Lyle designed the original Scarlet Spider costume, and I was very glad we were able to include some of his early sketches in our Spider-Man book. pic.twitter.com/m5rexAjZHb
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) November 19, 2019
At Marvel Comics, Lyle co-created the character Annex in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual with writer Jack C. Harris. As penciler of Spider-Man, Lyle was one of the artists on the Maximum Carnage and Clone Saga storylines which ran through the Spider-Man titles.
During this time he designed the original blue hoodie-and-red spandex costume worn by the Scarlet Spider, a clone of Spider-Man.
Lyle’s other work for Marvel included The Punisher vol. 3 with writer John Ostrander and Warlock which he wrote himself.
He was also the artist on the comic Chickasaw Adventures. Between 2005 and his death in 2019, he taught sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
I just woke up to the news of the passing of my teacher Tom Lyle. I can’t summarize in words the impact he made to me. We bumped heads some times but it was always because he wanted me to think outside the box. (1/4) pic.twitter.com/2zza8sXh0M
— Shadia Amin hails Sobek 🐊 (@shadiaminart) November 19, 2019
Death and Cause
Comic book artist Tom Lyle, known for his work on the Spider-Man and Batman franchises through the 1990s. Lyle underwent surgery early last month to remove a blood clot in his brain following an aneurysm the month prior. He had fallen into a coma, with plans being made for long-term care as of mid-October, per a public update from a friend.
So sad to hear the news of Tom Lyle's passing. A good guy and terrific & encouraging artist. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/PKXEUIRrP9
— Jimmy Palmiotti (@jpalmiotti) November 19, 2019