Thursday, February 10, 2011

iFanboy - Icons: Jim Lee

I've posted iFanboy discussions before, but I found this one fascinating for two reasons.  First, Jim Lee is primarily responsible for me dropping far more money than I should've on comics in the 1990's.  Secondly, if you watch/listen to this discussion, the way they speak of Jim Lee reminds me of a certain rapper.  Can you guess who?
When you talk about titans, or Icons, of the comic book industry, there is no way you can ignore the current co-publisher of DC Comics, Jim Lee. From his beginnings of super stardom on Uncanny X-Men for Marvel in the late 1980s/early 1990s, to being one of the legendary Image Comics founders, to selling his studio and imprint WildStorm to DC Comics, to drawing some of the most successful series that DC published in the 2000s (Batman: Hush), to architecting the recently launched DC Universe Online massively multiplayer video game, to co-leading DC Comics into the future with Dan DiDio, Jim Lee has carved out his place in comic book history as a true renassaince man. Artist, business man, video game designer, publisher, Jim Lee has dominated every aspect of comics and continues to shape parts of the future of comic books. After getting our hands on a copy of Icons: The DC Comics & Wildstorm Art of Jim Lee, we thought it would be good to take a look at the career and impact of Jim Lee.

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