Tom Lyle made his professional debut in Starmasters from AC Comics and in the Deluxe Handbook of the Marvel Universe, both published in 1984. He then went to work with Chuck Dixon at Eclipse, doing the back-up comic 'Sky Wolf' in Airboy, followed by 'Strike!'. Lyle went to DC afterwards, where he took on 'Starman' and eventually landed on the 'Robin' mini-series, which he did with Dixon again. He then created 'The Comet' with Mark Waid on DC's Impact imprint. Lyle tranferred to Marvel in 1999, where he became the penciller of the regular 'Spider-Man' title, scripted by Howard Mackie. He worked on 'Warlock' and 'The Punisher', until he took over the 'Mutant X' comic.