Jim Lee, the iconic artist-turned-publisher of DC, has been named President of DC. He’s adding that title to his already growing list of executive designations, as Publisher and CCO of the comic book division at Warner Bros. Discovery. He’ll continue to report to Pam Lifford, President of Global Brands, Franchises, and Experiences at Warner Bros. Discovery. Lee will continue in his primary duties as publisher at DC, where he leads the creative teams. He will also continue to lead the creative efforts to integrate DC’s publishing portfolio of characters and stories across all media.
Lee was one of the top artists at Marvel in the early 1990s when he and a few other creators left to form Image Comics, the publisher that shook the comics scene in that era. Lee joined DC in 1998 and DC eventually acquired his Image Comics imprint, Wildstorm, a move that allowed him to slide into the executive ranks, where he became one of the top creative forces, having a hand in publishing programs such as the record-breaking Rebirth line of comics and The New 52 initiatives that relaunched entire lines of monthly superhero comic books.
Lee joined DC in 1998 and has overseen many of the company’s highly successful publishing
programs, including the recent record-breaking Rebirth line of comics and The New 52 initiative
that relaunched the entire line of monthly superhero comic books. As part of the revamp, Lee designed and reimagined the new, more contemporary costumes for some of the DC universe’s most iconic characters, including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea but moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri, when he
was young. He holds a BA in Psychology from Princeton University and started his professional
career at Marvel Comics, where his work on the X-Men along with inker Scott Williams,Chris Claremont wrote it continues to hold the all-time sales record for single-issue sales.