Born: 1930 January 24 in New York City, New York, United States

Biography: John V. Romita, often credited as simply John Romita. Entered the comics industry in 1949. His first work for Marvel was inking The Avengers #23 (December 1965), although he had previously worked for its predecessor company on comics such as Captain America #78 (September 1954). Romita became Marvel's art director in 1973. He is sometimes credited as John Romita, Sr. despite having a different middle name than his son, John Salvatore Romita, who uses the pen name John Romita, Jr.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.


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Name:

    John Romita Type: Common Alternative Name

Other Names:

  1. John Romita Sr. Type: Pen Name
  2. John Victor Romita Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: John Victor Family name: Romita
  3. Johnny Romita Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Johnny Family name: Romita
  4. Джон Ромита старши Type: None

Signatures:

  1. J R [generic]
  2. J. R [generic]
  3. J. R. [generic]
  4. J. Romita [generic]
  5. J. V. R. [generic]
  6. J.R. [generic]
  7. J.V.R.
  8. John R. [generic]
  9. John Romita [generic]
  10. JOHN ROMITA
  11. JOHN ROMITA
  12. John Romita Sr. [generic]
  13. John [over] Romita
  14. JR [generic]
  15. Jr SR [generic]
  16. JR/SR [generic]
  17. JVR [generic]
  18. milgROMita [generic]
  19. R [generic]
  20. Rom [generic]
  21. Romita [generic]
  22. ROMITA
  23. The Romitas [generic]
  24. Zakarin [generic]

Awards:

  1. 1979: Inkpot Award - [no name]
  2. 1995: Gran Guinigi Award - Premio alla carriera (Lifetime Achievement Award)
  3. 2002: Eisner Award - Hall of Fame - Voter's Choices
  4. 2006: Hero Initiative Awards - Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
  5. 2020: Inkwell Awards - Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame

Awards for Issues:

  1. 1994: Thompsons - Best Reprint Series or Collection
    Marvels (1994 series)
  2. 1994: Squiddy Award - Reprint or Collection Book
    Marvels (1994 series)
  3. 1995: Harvey Award - Best Graphic Album / Previously Released Material
    Marvels (1994 series)
  4. 2002: Squiddy Award - Best Comics Novella
    Ultimate Spider-Man Special (2002 series) #1

Awards for Stories:

  1. 1966: Alley Awards - Best Full-Length Story
    How Green Was My Goblin! (Spider-Man) comic story, 20p

Art Influences:

Influences by John Romita (b. 1930) were stated by:
  1. Al Bigley (b. 1965)
  2. Sergio Cariello (b. 1964)
  3. Claudio Castellini (b. 1966)
  4. Mark Chiarello (b. 1960)
  5. Ron Garney (b. 1962)
  6. Chris Ivy (b. 1964)
  7. Henrik Jonsson (b. 1986)
  8. Grant Miehm (b. 1960)
  9. Nelson (b. 1969)
  10. Rik van Niedek (b. 1961)
  11. Graham Nolan (b. 1962)
  12. Mitch O'Connell (b. 1961)
  13. Peter Repovski (b. 1970)
  14. Tone Rodriguez (b. 1966)
  15. Alex Ross (b. 1970)
  16. Luke Ross (b. 1972)

Relations:

  1. Owner - Romita's Raiders (b. 1986)
    Notes: Head of the informal studio, 1986-1989.
  2. Parent of - John Romita Jr. (b. 1956)
  3. Spouse - Virginia Romita (b. 1931)