Lyle in 2015
|Born||Thomas Stanford Lyle|
November 2, 1953
|Died||November 19, 2019(aged 66)|
Tom Lyle's comics career began in the mid 1980s penciling titles such Airboy, Strike!, and Airwolf for Eclipse Comics. From 1988 to 1990, he penciled DC Comics' Starman series with writer Roger Stern, introducing the second Blockbuster in Starman #9 (April 1989).
Lyle worked on the first solo Robin limited series with writer Chuck Dixon. The series was reprinted a number of times, and led to two sequel miniseries – Robin II: Joker's Wild and Robin III: Cry of the Huntress – by the same creative team. Dixon and Lyle also co-created the Electrocutioner in Detective Comics #644 (May 1992) and Stephanie Brown in Detective Comics #647 (August 1992).
In 1993, Lyle started working for Marvel Comics, as penciler of Spider-Man. He was one of the artists on the "Maximum Carnage" and "Clone Saga" storylines which ran through the Spider-Man titles, during which time he designed the original blue hoodie-and-red spandex costume worn by the Scarlet Spider, a clone of Spider-Man. He also co-created the character Annex in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #27 with writer Jack C. Harris.
Lyle's other work for Marvel included The Punisher vol. 3 with writer John Ostrander from 1995 to 1997, a Warlock mini-series which he wrote himself in 1998, and issues of Mutant X in 2000 and 2001.
- Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide. Iola, Wisconsin. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010.
- "Tom Lyle Dies at Age 66". Newsarama. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
- Tom Lyle at the Grand Comics Database
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- "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 (archived from the original)
- Tom Lyle at Mike's Amazing World of Comics
- Tom Lyle at the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators
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