Jim Lee is known for being a top of the line comic book artist and writer. He has moved up in leadership in DC Comics for a while. Yesterday, it was announced that Lee has been promoted to President of DC Comics. He continues to hold the titles of DC Comics Publisher and DC Comics Chief Creative Officer.
Lee hit the scene working for Marvel Comics in 1987. His work on on Alpha Flight and The Punisher War Journal got the attention of fans and the publisher alike. Lee hit it big in 1991 when he was the artist for the new X-Men Comics #1 (not to be confused with Uncanny X-Men). Jim Lee’s designs were used in the iconic 90s X-Men: The Animated Series. In 1992, Lee left Marvel to join the creative owned Image comics and created WildC.A.T.s and Gen¹³ under Wildstorm Productions. He later sold Wildstorm Productions to DC Comics and ran the comic line for DC.
Jim Lee has won several awards over the years for his creative writing and art. He has won a Harvey Award, Inkpot Award and three Wizard Fan Awards.
Lee came up through DC Comics running the Wildstorm line along with drawing other amazing works for DC. In 2010, he became the C0-Publisher with Dan DiDio replacing Paul Levitz. Then in June 2018, Lee became the CCO of DC Comics. On February 2020, Lee transitioned into being the sole Publisher of DC Comics when DiDio was removed. Now Lee has an even bigger title with being the President of DC Comics.
Several years ago, Jim Lee was a comic book guest at Planet Comicon in Kansas City (Before Planet Comicon became huge like it is today). I got to meet Jim and he was the nicest guy. Jim got out from behind the table and gave me a hug and we had a picture together. He signed a comic for me. Jim Lee was a genuine nice guy, who was glad people liked his work.
Congratulations, Mr Jim Lee. I know it is well deserved.