X-Men, by Jim Lee

Although Jim Lee graduated from Princeton University with a degree in medicine, he decided to try his hand at comic book art. He began his career at Marvel, where his first work was 'Alpha Flight' in 1986. He has also drawn titles like 'Punisher: War Journal', but his best known Marvel work is his run on 'X-Men' and 'Uncanny X-Men'. Lee left Marvel in 1992 to found the independent publishing house Image Comics together with Todd McFarlane and Rob Liefeld.

Critical Mass, by Jim Lee (1990)
Critical Mass - 'Book Four', 1990. 

Lee's imprint under Image, Wildstorm Productions, has also launched a number of successful titles, such as 'Wild C.A.T.S.', 'Stormwatch', 'Deathblow', 'Union', 'Backlash', 'Team 7' and 'GEN13'. Lee also continued to work for Marvel. He did reworkings of the Marvel classics 'Fantastic Four', 'Iron Man', 'Avengers' and 'Captain America' in Marvel's Heroes Reborn series. In 1997, he launched 'Divine Right: The Adventures of Max Faraday', a comic for which he does both artwork and script.

He left Image Comics and sold Wildstorm to DC Comics in 1998 and returned to comic book art. He did a 12 issue run on 'Batman' with Jeph Loeb and he drew 'Superman' for a year. He teamed up with Frank Miller to create the new series 'All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder' in 2005. Lee was named co-publisher of DC Comics in 2010, and was one of the driving forces behind the 2011 DC Comics Relaunch. He made new costume designs for the relaunched series, and picked up drawing the 'Justice League' title.

Jim Lee was an influence on Simon Pothier and Aderito Wetela

comic art by Jim Lee
Comic art by Jim Lee. 

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