john romita



A Fist-Fight Between Plato and Socrates in Batman #80 (Spoilers)

A Fist-Fight Between Plato and Aristotle in Batman #80 (Spoilers)

He does like to eke things out, doesn’t he, that Tom King. After issues of City Of Bane that were set in deserts, on mountaintops, or wandering along beaches clearing up stray continuity caught in the dunes, we actually get an issue of City Of Bane set in a city. And Gotham to boot. Bane […]


amazing fantasy

Amazing Fantasy #15 Equals Big Money At Recent ComicConnect Auction

Five copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 were for sale, with an array of grades on the lower side, ranging from an ungraded 1.5 to a graded 5.5. Prices were very strong for all of the books: 1.5; $7,699.00 ow/white pages 2.5; $16,000 crm/ow pages 4.0; $27,000 crm/ow pages, small amount of dried glue on cover […]

dark nights

The Dark Nights: Metal #2 Covers That Weren’t Stolen…

Bleeding Cool told you about the missing John Romita Jr. pencils to a cover to Dark Nights: Metal #2 that FedEx claim to have delivered to Richard Friend to be inked, but seems not to have been received. But as he said, he was able to work from a previous low res scan and rebuild […]

Breaking Into Comics

Video: Jim Lee, Amanda Conner, Greg Capullo, And More Talk Breaking Into Comics

This DC Artist Masterclass video was filmed during San Diego Comic-Con and features some of DC’s top artists: Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Jim Lee, John Romita Jr., Greg Capullo and Andy Kubert. The group talks about breaking into comics while four of them draw. The really interesting thing is that they filmed this in 360 […]

Swipe File: Adam Hughes And David Marquez On John Romita’s Mary Jane

From John Romita in Amazing Spider-Man. Recreated by David Marquez for the All-New All-Different Marvel title Invincible Iron Man. With a little “after Romita” tag there. Nice. Except it was previously reinterpreted by Adam Hughes… Time to… animate! In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may […]

Dynamic Forces Take A Second Swing At The TV Pitch With Evine Live

Dynamic Forces has announced a second television special hosted by EVINE Live (evine.com). After a successful first special in early April, Dynamic Forces will return with a new selection of comic book collectibles, including Avengers, Fantastic Four, Batman, Bob’s Burgers, Wolverine, Daredevil, and more. The two-hour event will take place on Thursday, May 7th beginning at 3:00am EST […]


IDW Announces New Artist Editions Of The Maxx, Hellboy, Star Slammers, Romita Spider-Man, Marvel Covers And Basil Wolverton’s Horizontal Weird Worlds UPDATE

Announced at the IDW Artist’s Edition panel…. (and see the end for an updated write-up of the panel). Recreations of the original art for Sam Kieth’s Maxx… Mike Mignola’s Hellboy… Walt Simonson’s Star Slammers… Classic Marvel Covers, a very thick volume recreating the original cover art for Marvel in the sixties and seventies. More John […]

Even More From The Roy Lichtenstein Reappropriators

Tomorrow, Orbital Comics in London premiere the Image Duplicator exhibition in which a number of artists reappropriate the works that Roy Lichtenstein reappropriated in his own work, currently on exhibition at the Tate Modern over the river. The launch party is tomorrow evening, I hope to see you there. You can check out two previous […]


Steve Cook Recreates The Black Widow

Steve Cook, designer of a number of logos seen at the top of your favourite comics, is also a photographer and photo manipulator. He gave us a wonderful take on the classic Romita Mary Jane Watson pose, now he goes for a Romita Black Widow. It stars the Suicide Girl known as Manko in the […]


IDW To Publish John Romita Spider-Man Artist’s Edition

Scot Dunbier’s originated format for IDW, the Artist’s Edition, reproducing the original artwork for comic books, has taken another victim. 144 pages of John Romita Amazing Spider-Man art, just like the actual boards…. for a hundred bucks. Start building bigger shelves.

The John Romita Deposition For The Kirby Family Vs Marvel Lawsuit

UPDATE: The files below are from the submitted documents by Marvel to the judge in the continuing lawsuit, and are intended to reflect Marvel’s case. John Romita is a legendary comic book artist who is most closely associated with his work on Spider-Man beginning in 1966, but he has had a wide-ranging career which began […]

Iconic Spider-Man #50 Splash Page by Romita Sells for Record $88,500

It is considered one of the defining moments of the Marvel Universe: a dejected Peter Parker throwing his costume in the trash, attempting to leave his life as Spider-Man behind.  The splash page of this pivotal moment from the classic 1967 tale written by Stan Lee and drawn by John Romita for Spider-Man #50, an […]