November 2, 1953
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 #9 (April 1989).
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 #644 (May 1992) and Stephanie Brown in Detective Comics #647 (August 1992).
At Marvel Comics, Lyle co-created the character Annex in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 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.
He is also the artist on the comic Chickasaw Adventures.
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010.
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
New Starman Will Payton debuted in his own ongoing series in October  by writer Roger Stern and artist Tom Lyle.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- Tom Lyle at the Grand Comics Database
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dougall, Alastair, ed. (2014). "1980s". Batman: A Visual History. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 177. ISBN 978-1465424563.
The original Blockbuster had died...but that didn't deter his brother, Roland Desmond, from taking on the role and fighting Will Payton aka Starman, with the help of scribe Roger Stern and penciller Tom Lyle.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- Manning "1990s" in Dolan, p. 248
- Manning "1990s" in Dougall, p. 195
- Manning "1990s" in Dougall, p. 196
- Cowsill, Alan; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2012). "1990s". Spider-Man Chronicle Celebrating 50 Years of Web-Slinging. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 203. ISBN 978-0756692360.
The debut story of Annex was written by Jack C. Harris and drawn by Tom Lyle.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- Manning, Matthew K.; Gilbert, Laura, ed. (2008). "1990s". Marvel Chronicle A Year by Year History. London, United Kingdom: 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.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
- 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."
- Lewis, Devin (Editor). "Scarlet Letters", Ben Reilly: The Scarlet Spider #1 (2017). Marvel Comics. p. 22
- "Chickasaw Adventures". ChickasawAdventures.com. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
- "Tom Lyle". Savannah College of Art and Design. Archived from the original on August 25, 2016.
- 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
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