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  • Tom Lyle, Passes Away Aged 66

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  • Posted: November 20, 2019 6:52:04 pm
  • Co-Creator of Scarlet Spider and Stephanie Brown

    Tom Lyle, comic book creator, has passed away. He suffered a brain aneurysm and has been in a medically induced coma since undergoing surgery in October. He is best known in comic books for his work as an artist on titles such as Starman, Robin and Detective Comics –where he co-created Stephanie Brown, and on Spider-Man, where he co-created the Scarlet Spider.

    He joined Starman at DC Comics in 1989 after drawing Airboy for Eclipse Comics, drew the first three Robin mini-series, and worked on The Comet for DC’s Impact Comics, before working for Marvel Comics on their Spider-Man titles. This included both the legendary Maximum Carnage and Clone Saga storylines which saw him design the hoodie look of Ben Reilly, the Scarlet Spider, which became so iconic that when the character returned with a different look, fan reaction saw it changed back. Lyle also drew The Punisher and wrote and drew the Warlock series for Marvel.

    Unable to find mainstream work after Marvel’s Mutant X, he worked on the indie comic Chickasaw Adventures and since 2005, he has been a professor in sequential art and an internship coordinator at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

    Tom Lyle is survived by his wife, Sue.

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  • Posted: November 21, 2019 10:52:31 am
  • I certainly remember Mr. Lyle's work on Robin, Batman and Spidey all throughout the '90s. Sorry to hear that another hard-working, under-appreciated artist has passed away.
  • Posted: December 3, 2019 12:02:03 am
  • Just heard he had passed away recently. Really nice guy. I remember meeting and having him sign my comics many years ago at a con. Those first two Robin mini-series he worked on were game changing for the character in those days (early 90s). In fact a lot of the modern renditions of Robin are still based and influenced by Lyle's art.

    Last edited December 3, 2019 12:04:24 am
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