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Legendary SPIDER-MAN artist John Romita Sr Died at 93! What was His Net Worth? Details on His Family

Legendary SPIDER-MAN artist John Romita Sr Died at 93! What was His Net Worth? Details on His Family

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John Romita Sr was an American comic book artist who got into the media limelight after working in the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man. He even created characters like Mary Jane Watson, the Punisher, Wolverine, and Luke Cage for the franchise. 

He also worked with Timely Comics as a ghost artist in 1949. Romita even drew comics for Captain America in 1951. His works are Daredevil, Famous Funnies, Timely Comics, Falling in Love, Girls’ Love Stories, Girls’ Romances, and Young Love. 

Early Life of John Romita Sr

John Romita Sr was born John Victor Romita Sr on January 24, 1930, in New York City, New York, United States. He was 93 years old during his death and his birth sign was Aquarius. Romitaused to cuts his birthday cake on the 24th of January.

He was born as the son of Victor Romita (father) and Marie Romita (mother). His father was a baker by profession and spent his childhood with three sisters and a brother. Romita had American citizenship and used to belong to the Italian descent.

Romita used to follow the Christianity religion. He studied up to grade nine at Brooklyn Junior High School. In 1947 he graduated holding a degree in commercial illustration and comic book art from Manhattan’s School of Industrial Art.

John Romita Sr’s Wife; Blessed With Two Sons

He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Virginia Bruno. Virginia worked as Marvel’s traffic manager. They exchanged wedding vows in the presence of their close ones in November 1952. He and his wife, Virginia lived happily with each other until the death of Romita.

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Caption: John with his friends on the frame (Photo: Daily Mail)

They became the father of two sons, Victor Romita and John Romita Jr. Their son, Victor is a comic book artist born on August 17, 1956.

More About His Son John Romita Jr.

John Romita Jr. is an American comics artist who was born on August 17, 1956. He hails from New York, New York, United States. His real name is John Salvatore Romita Jr. and came into the highlight by working at Marvel Comics.

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Caption: John’s son on the frame (Source: Wikipedia)

He is also popular as the writer of books like Action Comics, All-Star Batman, Batman Vol, Batman Black and White Vol, Dark Days: The Casting #1, and Dark Days: The Forge.

John Romita Sr’s Net Worth

Romita had a net worth of $5 million which he earned throughout his career. He used to live in his Brooklyn Bensonhurst neighborhood mansion until 1954. Then, he moved to Bellerose, New York, on Long Island after living in the Queens neighborhood of Queens Village.

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Caption: John in his house on the frame (Photo: Fandom)

Death of John Romita Sr

John left this universe on June 12, 2023, in Floral Park, New York. He was 93 years old at the time of his death. John died in his sleep and his son, John Jr announced his death on Twitter saying:

“I say this with a heavy heart, My father … is a legend in the art world and it would be my honor to follow in his footsteps. Please keep your thoughts and condolences here out of respect for my family. He was the greatest man I ever met.”

John Romita Sr Was Discovered by Stan Lee

He was a ghost artist of the comic, Timely Comics in 1949. Romita got the opportunity to meet Stan Lee in the 1940s. Then, Stan Lee made him inked the comic, DAREDEVIL in 1964.

After that, he started working for Marvel and released comics like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, The Best Marvel Stories By Stan Lee Omnibus, Marvel Masterworks: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol, and so on.

Professional Career of John Romita Sr

  • John exhibited a book on pneumatology medicine at the Manhattan General Hospital at the age of 17.
  • In 1949, he published his comic book, Famous Funnies.
  • He worked at  Forbes Lithograph as a comic book artist in 1949.
  • In 1978, he worked with writer David Michelinie and artist Bob Layton in Iron Man.
  • He became associated with the series, The Amazing Spider-Man, in the early 1980s.
  • He also launched the Dazzler series as an artist.
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Caption: John spotted on the frame (Photo: BBC)
  • He grabbed the chance to collab with Stan Lee, an editor-in-chief and art director.
  • John also wrote a comic titled, Crime-Smashers.
  • He worked with Captain Marvel Monica Rambeau in The Amazing Spider-Man Annual.

Comic Books

He was a writer of comic books like Amazing Spider-Man: Facsimile Edition, Mighty Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol, The Best Marvel Stories By Stan Lee Omnibus, Marvel Masterworks: The Spectacular Spider-Man Vol, Daredevil By Brubaker & Lark Omnibus Vol, etc.

Movies & TV Shows

He is an artist of movies like The Punisher, Punisher: War Zone, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story, and Spider-Man – Once Upon a Time the Super Heroes.

His popular tv shows are Helstrom, The Punisher, Bullseye: The Man Who Never Misses, Mike Colter in Luke Cage, The Defenders, Logan, Super Power, The Punisher: No Mercy, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.


  • In 1979, he received an Inkpot Award.
  • He got the opportunity to earn the title of the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • In 2020, he received the title of the Inkwell Awards Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame.

FAQs of John Romita Sr

Who is John Romita Sr influencer?

John was influenced by popular comic artists, Noel Sickles, Roy Crane, Milton Caniff, and later, Sy Barry, Alex Toth, and Carmine Infantino. He was trained by Howard Simon and Ben Clements.

How long did John Romita Sr draw Spider-Man?

He draws The Amazing Spider-Man for five years. In 1966, he joined the franchise instead of Steve Ditko.

When did John Romita Sr retire?

He retired from his comic career in 1996. Romita became the director of Marvel’s art from 1972 to 1996. He is a designer of characters like Wolverine, the Punisher, and the Kingpin.

Did John Romita Sir Work as a Marvel Comic art director?

Yes, Romita was a Marvel art director. He earned the position of director in 1977 and served until his retirement.