Starting out at Marvel Comics in 1987, Lee drew for Punisher War Journal and Alpha Flight before becoming famous through his collaboration with Chris Claremont on Uncanny X-Men and its adjective-less spin-off.
In 1991, he and several other artists left Marvel in order to form Image Comics, with him starting Wildstorm as his own studio, but he would end up selling Wildstorm to DC in order to return to writing and drawing.
Wildstorm would serve as an imprint of DC until 2010, when its assets merged with DC and Lee himself was named co-publisher. With Dan DiDio's departure from DC in 2020, Lee became DC Comics' sole publisher as well as the Chief Content Officer for all things adapted from DC Comics within WarnerMedia.
Comic Books created by him:
- Wild CA Ts
- The Intimates
- Batman: Hush
- All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder
- Justice League (2011) (first year only)
- Author Appeal: Lee's Wildstorm work in The '90s noticeably had common themes about Ancient Astronauts, Government Conspiracy, and black ops groups.
- Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: As if his detailed artwork didn't take too much time, he created all those titles for Wildstorm, worked as editor/publisher, helped with DC Universe Online, and at times makes alternate covers for DC.
- Nice Guy: Alan Moore apparently liked him enough to tolerate him selling Wildstorm to DC in spite of swearing to never work for them again.
- Only Six Faces: As phenomenal as Lee's artwork can be, it's obvious that everybody he draws are just the same four people with varying hairstyles.