John Romita Jr Returns To Marvel Comics

April 6, 2021
Louie Fecou 0

It always feels odd calling him John Romita Jr, when the artist in question has had an incredible decades-long run as an artist in comics.

The son of comic legend John Romita, who had the incredible challenge of replacing Steve Ditko on Amazing Spider-Man, has worked on titles such as Daredevil and X-Men, and although his early style was reminiscent of his father’s, it would not be long before he developed and honed his skill to become a unique stylist in his own right.

At the ripe old age of 13, he had shown his artistic skill by creating Spidey villain The Prowler, and by 1977 he had his first art published in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #11.

He would stay faithfully at his Marvel desk, and in the eighties would co-create Hobgoblin and Typhoid Mary, before working on a Daredevil mini-series with Frank Miller.

Alongside Mark Millar, he would help launch Kick-A*s, a project that would introduce him to a whole new audience.

However, by 2016, Romita Jnr would jump ship to DC in a surprising move.

He did work on Dark Knight special The Last Crusade and continued his relationship with Frank Miller on Black Label title Superman: Year One. This week, Marvel announced that Romita Jr would be returning to the fold, starting in July. Chances are that his work may feature in the Summer Marvel comics event Extreme Carnage.

Romita Jr has always been a safe pair of hands and has acquired a reputation of being able to work very quickly, always hitting deadlines, and managing to retain his unique style.

Often though some of his work has been criticized for appearing too rushed, but from a publisher’s point of view, Romita Jr is a highly regarded talent that is welcomed on any title.

If you enjoy his work or don’t enjoy his work, let us know what you think of his return to Marvel.

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