Writer Lee has written for various UK and US comic publishers including 2000ad, IDW Publishing, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Del Rey and Walker Books, and he has worked on such series as X-Men Unlimited,Doctor Who, Starship Troopers and Spider-Man.
Labeled as "One of the fastest rising stars among the new generation of British comic writers" by Comics International, his published creator-owned work includes The Gloom, Hope Falls, The Legend Of Robin Hood, Harker and Midnight Kiss, featuring Michael Moorcock's Jerry Cornelius and the magical land of Oz. He is also the adaptor for several Anthony Horowitz stories for both Walker Books and Hachette Children's Books, including the Gatekeepers series.
Reviews for The Gloom #1 included "Buy this comic - sell a kidney if you have to." Comics Bulletin - Regie Rigby: Fool Britannia - Two Down, Countless More Excellent Books To Go - The Bristol Round-Up Begins! Michael Moorcock himself said of Midnight Kiss - "One of the richest, most original, engaging and fast-moving graphic stories of the new century. Matt Sable and Nightmare are the greatest team of Ghoul-Busters ever to hit the printed page." Tony Lee dot co dot uk - Archives
In June 2009 his first Original Graphic Novel (OGN) for Walker Books was released - The Legend Of Robin Hood, a 21st century retelling of the classic story. Art was by Sam Hart. It has since been critically acclaimed and has won several literary awards.
In May 2010 his first graphic novel for Del Rey / Random House was released, an adaptation of the bestseller novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith and Jane Austen, art by Cliff Richards. It topped the New York Times Best-Seller List for paperback Graphic Novels the same month.
In 2008/9 Lee wrote several stories for Rebellion, with two Tales Of The Black Museum one shot, a five part series called Citi-Def for Judge Dredd Megazine, with art by Jack Lawrence and Necrophim with Lee Carter. In addition to this, Lee also wrote a long form series for 2000 AD called Stalag #666, that started August 2008. He is the current writer of the ongoing Doctor Who comic for IDW Publishing.
Outside of comics themselves, up until June 2009 Tony wrote a monthly column called "It's Only a Comic" for Comics International, which then became "He's Only A Writer" for Comics Bulletin.
Eagle Awards controversary
In an interview for Lying in the Gutters, Lee answered accusations of ballot stuffing that had seen himself and collaborator Dan Boultwood stripped of their nominations in some categories of the 2008 Eagle Awards. They were later cleared of any wrongdoings. The Eagle Awards organiser, Mike Conroy, made a public apology to both Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood at the start of the Award ceremony.