Lee, Jae 1972-

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LEE, Jae 1972-


Born June 22, 1972.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Marvel Enterprises, Inc., 10 East 40th St., New York, NY 10016. E-mail—[email protected].


Graphic artist. Illustrator for publishers, including Image and Marvel Comics.


Eisner Award for Best New Series, 1999, for The Inhumans.



The Sentry, written by Paul Jenkins, Marvel Comics (New York, NY), 2001.

The Inhumans, written by Paul Jenkins, Marvel Comics (New York, NY), 2001.

Fantastic Four: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Marvel Knights), written by Grant Morrison, Marvel Comics (New York, NY), 2004.

Writer and illustrator of Hellshock. Illustrator of comic book series, including Beast, X-Men, Namor, Young-blood Strikefile, Wildcats trilogy, X-Factor, and Spider-Man.


Jae Lee broke into the comics industry just out of high school by illustrating one of Scott Lobdell's Beast stories for Marvel Comics Presents in 1991. He had met an X-Men writer at a New York convention and sent samples for over a year before being asked to contribute to the series. He then drew for the Namor series by John Byrne and moved to Image to work on Youngblood Strikefile and the Wildcats trilogy. He also drew some issues of X-Factor and one issue for the Spider-Man series before launching his own Hellshock, which grew out of a four-issue miniseries.

Hellshock is about a female psychiatrist who encounters the spiritual being Daniel in a New York City hospital. Lee's work is also represented in a number of Marvel collections.

In an Orcafresh.net interview with Lee, Mary Stronach wrote that Lee "is most at home drawing natural scenes." "I love nature," said Lee. "I hate crowd scenes and drawing man-made items. I'd hate to do Star Trek; it would be my worst project."



Orcafresh.net,http://www.orcafresh.net/ (August 13, 2003), Mary Stronach, interview with Jae Lee.*