John Romita Sr.

1930 - 2023

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John Victor Romita (; January 24, 1930 – June 12, 2023) was an American comic book artist best known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man and for co-creating characters including Mary Jane Watson, the Punisher, Kingpin, Wolverine, and Luke Cage. Romita was the father of John Romita Jr., also a comic book artist, and the husband of Virginia Romita, who was for many years Marvel's traffic manager. His first comics work was in 1949 as a ghost artist for Timely Comics, the precursor to Marvel, through which Romita met editor-in-chief Stan Lee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Romita Sr. has received more than 833,253 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). John Romita Sr. is the 115th most popular comic artist (down from 101st in 2019), the 6,909th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,706th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Comic Artist.

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Over the past year John Romita Sr. has had the most page views in the with 189,161 views, followed by Spanish (22,543), and Italian (19,945). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (258.82%), Spanish (204.43%), and Italian (199.38%)


Among comic artists, John Romita Sr. ranks 115 out of 226Before him are Gotlib, Claire Bretécher, David Lloyd, Nobuhiro Watsuki, Jean Tabary, and Hal Foster. After him are Keiko Takemiya, Masakazu Katsura, Tite Kubo, Richard Corben, Roy Thomas, and Larry Lieber.

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Among people born in 1930, John Romita Sr. ranks 405Before him are Atef Sedky, Nina Grebeshkova, Schafik Hándal, Pavel Schmidt, Grace Lee Whitney, and Allan Bloom. After him are Smail Hamdani, Alan Shugart, István Mészáros, Suat Mamat, Terence Bayler, and Gladys West. Among people deceased in 2023, John Romita Sr. ranks 435Before him are Georges Bereta, Paolo Portoghesi, Safi Faye, Mudar Badran, Anfisa Reztsova, and Nikica Valentić. After him are Sara Tavares, Gary Rossington, Siiri Rantanen, Gary Wright, Ferenc Mészáros, and Odd Børre.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Romita Sr. ranks 6,909 out of 20,380Before him are Edgar Winter (1946), Brenda Song (1988), Michael Learned (1939), Curtis Fuller (1934), Mildred Gillars (1900), and Burt Rutan (1943). After him are John F. Reynolds (1820), Joe Sample (1939), Marie Doro (1882), Bob Weinstein (1954), Eben Alexander (1953), and Frederick Russell Burnham (1861).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, John Romita Sr. ranks 23Before him are Robert Crumb (1943), Jim Davis (1945), Richard F. Outcault (1863), Al Taliaferro (1905), Lee Falk (1911), and Floyd Gottfredson (1905). After him are Richard Corben (1940), Roy Thomas (1940), Larry Lieber (1931), Joe Simon (1913), Alex Raymond (1909), and Les Clark (1907).