Ralph Macchio is, much like his real-life counterpart, an editor for Marvel Comics. He once ran into Alison Blair, the Dazzler, when he was on his way towards San Diego for a comic book convention. He offered Alison a ride and some money since she had none at the time. At first she refused, but she eventually accepted Ralph's offering in joining him to the comic book convention. Ralph was present when Dazzler was attacked by a giant purple lizard during the convention, but luckily lived to tell the tale.