Jim Lee was just a comic book fan from St. Louis who had a dream of breaking into the industry. He was an avid comic reader throughout his childhood and then went to college with the intention of becoming a doctor, that is until…he took an art class his senior year. That changed his world as well as his career path. Lee decided that he wanted to be a comic artist, and as you can see, Marvel rejected him right off the bat. In 1992 Lee and several other artists formed their own publishing company, Image Comics, to publish their creator-owned titles, with Lee publishing titles such as WildC.A.T.s and Gen13 through his studio Wildstorm Productions. Eschewing the role of publisher in order to return to illustration, Lee sold Wildstorm in 1998 to DC Comics, where he continued to run it as a DC imprint until 2010, as well as illustrating successful titles set in DC’s main fictional universe, such as the year-long “Batman: Hush” and “Superman: For Tomorrow” storylines. Continue reading for more.