Tom Lyle: 1953-2019
Tom Lyle, co-creator of Stephanie Brown a.k.a. Spoiler and the costume designer for the Scarlet Spider and professor and Internship Coordinator at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) has died at the age of 66 from complications of a stroke, as confirmed by SCAD.
After getting his start in comics drawing Airboy and Strike! for Eclipse Comics, Tom was poached by ComicMix contributor Robert Greenberger to become the penciler on DC Comics’ Starman with writer Roger Stern. Lyle then 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.
Lyle’s next project was The Comet for DC Comics’ Impact Comics imprint, which he pencilled and plotted with writer Mark Waid.
I last saw Tom at New York Comic-Con last year, and got a chance to catch up with him at the SCAD Meet & Greet, where I marveled at the students and their portfolios.
He’ll be sorely missed by the industry and all his students. Our condolences to his wife Sue and his family and friends.