12 Days of Christmas: Artist Edition, #5 – John Romita Sr

Posted on 20 December 2016 by Admin

On the Fifth Day of Christmas…. 

 John Romita Sr. drew the Spider-Man most familiar to the general public. Taking over from Steve Ditko in 1966, Romita used his background in romance comics redefine Spider-man and his extensive supporting cast as the most beautifully rendered characters on the comics stands.

Employing a symmetry and grace that seem impossible by human hands, it’s easy to forget that someone had to draw those images — the hundreds of poses that grace colouring books, posters, puzzles, lunch boxes and T-shirts. John Romita transitioned Spider-Man from cult favourite to the most popular superhero in the world.

Recommended Reading:
The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 2
The Amazing Spider-Man: The Ultimate Newspaper Comics Collection Volume 1 (1977-1978)
Marvel Visionaries: John Romita, Sr.