Tom Sciacca is a Bronx-born artist/writer/journalist/filmmaker. In high school, he met future Marvel superstar George Perez, and the two bonded over their mutual love of comics. The duo started working on various fanzines in the 1970s, finally breaking into Marvel Comics in 1974, where Tom worked as assistant to Stan Lee. He was later assistant to Vince Colletta, art director at DC Comics, where he worked on projects such as the 1978 film Superman and the comic book Superman vs Muhammad Ali. Sciacca was also one of the first indie comic publishers, of Astral Comics in the 1970s and early 1980s; he recently revived Astral Comics with Ray Felix as art director.