image via Tom Lyle, using characters owned by DC and Marvel

Comic book artist Tom Lyle, who drew for Marvel, DC, and Eclipse, has died at the age of 66. He was born November 2, 1953 in Jacksonville, Florida. He died November 19, 2019 as results of complications from a post-surgical coma. He was also an art professor at Savannah College of Art and Design. He was co-creator of DC’s Starman with Roger Stern. He designed the Scarlet Spider costume used by Marvel during the Clone Saga story arc of Spider-Man. His work for DC on the Robin miniseries — and the two sequels, 1992’s Robin II: The Joker’s Wild and 1993’s Robin III: Cry of the Huntress, all three written by Chuck Dixon, were among his most popular, best-respected work.

Memorials from friends and students have praised him as a good, kind man, a loving husband, a skilled artist, a competent teacher, and a wise mentor.

He is survived by his wife Susan. A GoFundMe campaign raised $16,510 to pay his medical expenses, exceeding a $15,000 goal.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.