Marvel Database

Due to recent developments, please be aware that the use of large language model or generative AIs in writing article content is strictly forbidden. This caveat has now been added to the Manual of Style and Blocking Policy.


Marvel Database
For fictional versions of John Romita Sr. as a character within comic books or other media,
visit this disambiguation page.

Personal History

John Romita Sr. was born in the borough of Brooklyn.[citation needed] He was the husband of ex-Marvel Traffic Manager Virginia Romita and father of artist John Romita Jr..[citation needed] He passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 12, 2023.[1]

Professional History

He became Art Director for Marvel in the early 1970s. He created Spidey Super Stories,[2] intended for a younger audience. Said Romita: "We worked under the guidance of child psychologists to create these books."[3]

He also headed Romita's Raiders, which consisted of young apprentices who could learn the craft from Romita.

Work History


See Also

Links and References