13 COVERS: A JOHN ROMITA Birthday Celebration

Spidey’s greatest artist turns 89!

A bonus cover! Because I can’t not include it!

Every year, I write: “If Spider-Man is my favorite Marvel hero and John Romita Sr. is my favorite Spidey artist, then I suppose John Romita is my favorite Marvel artist of all time.”

It’s true.

And even though Romita — who was born Jan. 24, 1930 — did so much more than Spidey, I will go back to this well again and again for these 13 COVERS birthday salutes. I dig his Spider-Man that much. (I pretty much write that every year now, too.)

Anyway, this time around, I’ve picked kind of an eclectic bunch of covers, focusing largely on Marvel Team-Up. Why? No real reason other than Marvel is bringing the title back in April and it inspired me.

Oh, and that lone, regular Amazing Spider-Man cover? It was my first.

Dig it.

Joe Sinnott inks

Mike Esposito inks

Possibly Tony Mortellaro inks

Frank Giacoia inks

Aubrey Bradford inks


— 13 COVERS: A JOHN ROMITA Birthday Celebration — 2018 Edition. Click here.

— Dig This INSIDE LOOK at Original JOHN ROMITA Art. Click here.

Cover images and credits from the jazzy Grand Comics Database.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Happy Birthday Mr Romita… Loved your Spidey best… Grew up with your artwork… Thank you

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    • Hey, Jim! The Grand Comics Database has Romita credited, which is what we go by. But I would be more than happy to correct the record if someone can say so with certainty. Thanks for the insight!

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  2. Marvel Team Up 16! Not my favorite Romita cover but definitely a super overlooked gem of an issue.

    But back to the topic,…Happy Birthday John Romita!

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  3. Happy Birthday Mr Romita
    Your Spider-Man was the best!
    I wish you Happiness and Good Health!!

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  4. Happy birthday to u my favorite artist! I love ur awesome drawings! ❤️

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