Korean American creator Jim Lee is a renowned comic book artist and the Chief Creative Officer and Publisher for DC. In addition to his executive roles, he is the artist for many of DC Comics’ best-selling comic books and graphic novels, including BATMAN: HUSH, JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN and SUICIDE SQUAD. He also served as the Executive Creative Director for the DC Universe Online (DCUO) massively multiplayer action game from Daybreak Games. He entered the comics industry in 1987 as an artist for Marvel Comics where he gained popularity for his work on The Uncanny X-Men and co-created characters such as Gambit and Omega Red. X-Men #1, the 1991 spin-off series premiere that Lee penciled and co-wrote with Chris Claremont, remains the best-selling comic book of all time, according to Guinness World Records and served as visual inspiration for the X-Men animated series. He later cofounded and helped launch independent publisher Image Comics co-creating such titles as WildCATs and Gen 13 before joining DC in 1998.