Ron Lim

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Ron Lim
Ron Lim 2013.jpg
Lim at WonderCon 2013
Born Ronald Lim
Nationality American
Area(s) Penciller
Notable works
Silver Surfer (vol. 3)
Infinity Gauntlet
Infinity War
Infinity Crusade

Ronald "Ron" Lim (born 1965)[1] is an American comic book artist living in Sacramento, California. He is best known for his work for Marvel Comics on their various "cosmic" titles, most particularly the Silver Surfer (vol. 3) series.


Lim's interest in comics began as a child, when he read comics and drew his favorite heroes, including Batman and the Fantastic Four.[2]

His first published work was for the independent comic book title Ex-Mutants, which he worked on from 1986 to 1988.

He was "discovered" by Marvel at a 1987 comic convention, and was hired on the spot.[2] Lim penciled the Silver Surfer (vol. 3) series for almost six years (1988–94). He also penciled most of the "Infinity" trilogy of large-scale crossover limited series which Marvel published in the early 1990s—Infinity Gauntlet (1991), Infinity War (1992), and Infinity Crusade (1993). He returned to these characters to pencil the Thanos series in 2004.

Other titles he has contributed to include Captain America (1990–1991), Dragon Lines (1993), X-Men 2099 (1993), Spider-Man Unlimited, Sovereign Seven (1998–1999), J2 (1998–1999), and Badger (late 1980s).

He has done work for the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series at Archie Comics.

Lim was a founding contributor to the ill-fated publisher Future Comics and, in 2002, penciled their fourth series, Metallix, for six issues.

Lim has penciled Avengers Next and the Fantastic Five with Tom DeFalco for Marvel Comics. He is currently working on a new Iron Man/Dr. Doom story for Marvel Comics. He is also the current artist on the comic adaptation of Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures.


Interior pencil art on:





  • Xena & Joxer #1-3 mini-series
  • Xena and the Original Olympics #1-3 mini-series


  1. ^ Lim entry, "Lim" to "Limura," Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections Division, Reading Room Index to the Comic Art Collection.
  2. ^ a b Lin, Sam Chu. "Asians Fulfill Fantasies As Comic Book Artists," Asian Week (17 June 1988), p. 12.

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