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John Romita, Jr. - Original Art Sketch of Spider-Man and the Black Widow (undated). Before marrying Mary Jane Watson, Peter ...

2002 July Comic Auction #803

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John Romita, Jr. - Original Art Sketch of Spider-Man and the Black Widow (undated). Before marrying Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker (aka the Amazing Spider-Man) had a fling with Felicia Hardy, the Black Cat. And of all the artists who tried their hand at BK, no one was better than John Romita, Jr. Son of one of the defining artists of Spider-Man, Romita Jr. has forged his own distinctive and highly effective style, evident here in this hand-colored convention sketch. Measuring approximately 8.5" x 11", this is a piece no Spidey-collector can pass up..

Romita Sr., John:(American, b. 1930): John Romita Sr. started drawing comics after spending a year in commercial art. His first jobs were done for the Atlas group in 1949, and he drew mostly horror and romance stories, but also war, western, and crime features. After the Atlas implosion, Romita Sr. went to DC, where he drew romance stories for eight years. After that, it was back to Marvel, where he initially inked The Avengers and drew Daredevil. However, Romita Sr.'s most celebrated work was done for the Amazing Spider-Man, the feature he took over when Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko left Marvel in 1966. Under Romita Sr.'s tenure, Spider-Man became one of the comic field's most popular characters. Romita Sr. left his regular Spider-Man art chores in the early seventies to become an Art Director at Marvel in the Special Projects Department, and as Art Director for Marvel Books. In 1977, Romita Sr. briefly drew the syndicated Spider-Man newspaper comic strip. His son, John Romita Jr., is also an artist at Marvel.

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