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    THE SUPERHERO WOMEN by Stan Leeand John Romita and Don Heck and Mike Esposito and Sam Rosen and Bruce Jones and Frank Thorne and Roy Thomas and George Roussos and Robert E. Howard and Jack Kirby and Gerry Conway and John Buscema and Joe Sinnott and John Costanza and Marie Severin and Linda Fite and Wally Wood and Ernie Hart and Art Simek and Carole Seuling and Ross Andru and Vince Colletta and Jim Mooney.

    THE SUPERHERO WOMEN by Stan Lee

    and John Romita and Don Heck and Mike Esposito and Sam Rosen and Bruce Jones and Frank Thorne and Roy Thomas and George Roussos and Robert E. Howard and Jack Kirby and Gerry Conway and John Buscema and Joe Sinnott and John Costanza and Marie Severin and Linda Fite and Wally Wood and Ernie Hart and Art Simek and Carole Seuling and Ross Andru and Vince Colletta and Jim Mooney.

    — 1 week ago with 298 notes
    #superhero women  #john romita  #stan lee  #ms. marvel  #red sonja  #sue storm  #hela  #medusa  #black widow 
    The Mighty Marvel Bullpen, circa 1970.Of course, the idea of the Bullpen was mostly exaggerated at this time, and so some of these folks must have come in specifically for the photo. But still: [Unknown], Gil Kane, Stu Schwartzberg, Gerry Conway, Bill Everett, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, John Verpoorten, [Unknown], Roy Thomas, Larry Lieber, John Romita, Morrie Kuramoto, [Unknown (Allyn Brodsky?)]This will be updated if more people are identified…
 

    The Mighty Marvel Bullpen, circa 1970.

    Of course, the idea of the Bullpen was mostly exaggerated at this time, and so some of these folks must have come in specifically for the photo. But still:

    [Unknown], Gil Kane, Stu Schwartzberg, Gerry Conway, Bill Everett, Herb Trimpe, Marie Severin, John Verpoorten, [Unknown], Roy Thomas, Larry Lieber, John Romita, Morrie Kuramoto, [Unknown (Allyn Brodsky?)]

    This will be updated if more people are identified…


     

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    — 4 months ago with 87 notes
    #gil kane  #stu schwartzberg  #gerry conway  #bill everett  #herb trimpe  #marie severin  #John Verpoorten  #roy thomas  #john romita  #morrie kuramoto  #larry lieber 
    Captain America sweats, clutches pillow while dreaming about the Falcon and Black Power rallies. There’s a lot to process here. From CAPTAIN AMERICA #144, December 1971. Art by Gray Morrow and John Romita; Script by Gary Friedrich.

    Captain America sweats, clutches pillow while dreaming about the Falcon and Black Power rallies. There’s a lot to process here. From CAPTAIN AMERICA #144, December 1971. Art by Gray Morrow and John Romita; Script by Gary Friedrich.

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    — 4 months ago with 164 notes
    #captain america  #falcon  #black power  #gray morrow  #john romita  #gary friedrich  #race relations 

    This is not an April Fools joke.

    Above, you’ll see John Romita’s original art for the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #121. That issue contains one of the most important stories in the history of Marvel Comics; if you’re not familiar with it, you can read plenty about it at its Wikipedia page. It was written by Gerry Conway.

    It’s also the basis for the next Spider-Man movie, which comes out next month.

    Now, you’d think that Sony Pictures could find a seat for Gerry Conway. But according to the author of “The Night Gwen Stacy Died,” Sony has yet to acknowledge him.

    Last year I went to a press screening of Fox Entertainment’s THE WOLVERINE with Chris Claremont, the writer of the movie’s source material. Claremont was my plus one—he hadn’t been invited to a premiere or a screening. We watched the closing credits together, searching in vain for his name. (Marvel Entertainment and its parent corporation, The Walt Disney Company, have their own checkered history with treatment of talent, but neither THE WOLVERINE nor AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 were produced by them.)

    Do you think this is acceptable behavior toward creators? Should Gerry Conway have to take to social media to get an invitation the premiere of a movie based on his work? It’s not like he’s asking for any of the QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS the movie is expected to bring in at the box office.

    Here is Gerry Conway’s Twitter account; have a look. And please consider helping him get the word out.

    #inviteGerryConway


    UPDATE:

    Props to Justin Sullivan at the LA Times for covering this.
    http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/amazing-spider-man-2-gerry-conway-campaigns-for-premiere-invite/

    — 4 months ago with 287 notes
    #spider-man  #spider man  #gerry conway  #gwen stacy  #invitegerryconway  #john romita  #gil kane 
    Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Disappearance!Art credited to Ron Fontes, John Romita, and Earl Norem. (Every page is painted.)

    Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Disappearance!

    Art credited to Ron Fontes, John Romita, and Earl Norem. (Every page is painted.)

    — 5 months ago with 532 notes
    #cobra commander  #g.i. joe  #ron fontes  #john romita  #earl norem  #painting 
    superdames:

—Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) cover detail by John Romita Sr.

    superdames:

    —Ms. Marvel #1 (1977) cover detail by John Romita Sr.

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    — 6 months ago with 643 notes
    #carol danvers  #ms. marvel  #john romita  #4CP 
    theboomboombap:

Spotify HQ wall (at Spotify)

How many swipes can you spot? I see these two right off the bat. Cool image, though!

    theboomboombap:

    Spotify HQ wall (at Spotify)

    How many swipes can you spot? I see these two right off the bat.

    Cool image, though!

    — 10 months ago with 33 notes
    #spider-man  #john romita 
    Newsarama posted a list of the top 10 Spider-Man artists. Included were Ross Andru, Humberto Ramos, Marcos Martin, Ron Frenz, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, John Romita Sr, Mark Bagley, John Romita Jr., and Steve Ditko.Take it away, Rob Liefeld!
"Steve Ditko is #1 Spider Man artist of all time followed by Todd McFarlane. Anything else is a joke. 2 other guys on that Spider-Man list adopted Todd’s stylistic approach and Ryan Stegman is currently reflecting Todd’s influence…Cultural significance, influence and popularity count. Todd McFarlane re-defined Spidey for the ages. Should be #2…Hey, morons purposely misreading my comments. I’m talking TOP TWO. Do what you want with the rest of the list…Clarification - Any LIST of Spidey artists that doesn’t have Ditko and McFarlane as top two is a joke, in my opinion.Todd’s Spidey created a frenzy I’ve never seen around the character. The sales surged and Spidey was #1 for Marvel. 1st to sell a million…If you weren’t there and didn’t witness that’s fine, but the historic impact from a sales and influence put him next to Ditko…Putting Todd at #5 is disrespectful, dishonest to history and a complete joke… Discounting Todd’s Spidey is like ignoring Spielberg and Lucas in the blockbuster game… If we are talking Mt. Rushmore of Spider-Man artists and Todd’s not on it, you are insane. Or trying for link-bait hits.”

    Newsarama posted a list of the top 10 Spider-Man artists. Included were Ross Andru, Humberto Ramos, Marcos Martin, Ron Frenz, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, John Romita Sr, Mark Bagley, John Romita Jr., and Steve Ditko.

    Take it away, Rob Liefeld!

    "Steve Ditko is #1 Spider Man artist of all time followed by Todd McFarlane. Anything else is a joke. 2 other guys on that Spider-Man list adopted Todd’s stylistic approach and Ryan Stegman is currently reflecting Todd’s influence…Cultural significance, influence and popularity count. Todd McFarlane re-defined Spidey for the ages. Should be #2…Hey, morons purposely misreading my comments. I’m talking TOP TWO. Do what you want with the rest of the list…Clarification - Any LIST of Spidey artists that doesn’t have Ditko and McFarlane as top two is a joke, in my opinion.

    Todd’s Spidey created a frenzy I’ve never seen around the character. The sales surged and Spidey was #1 for Marvel. 1st to sell a million…If you weren’t there and didn’t witness that’s fine, but the historic impact from a sales and influence put him next to Ditko…Putting Todd at #5 is disrespectful, dishonest to history and a complete joke… Discounting Todd’s Spidey is like ignoring Spielberg and Lucas in the blockbuster game… If we are talking Mt. Rushmore of Spider-Man artists and Todd’s not on it, you are insane. Or trying for link-bait hits.”

    — 10 months ago with 64 notes
    #rob liefeld  #todd mcfarlane  #ross andru  #spider-man  #john romita  #john romita jr  #steve ditko  #mark bagley  #humberto ramos  #marcos martin  #ron frenz  #erik larsen 
    Chris Claremont and I went to Times Square and watched THE WOLVERINE, which was based on the miniseries he did with Frank Miller, and then we talked about it afterward. You can read that conversation here. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a credit from Fox, not even a “special thanks” at the end. Nor, as far as I could tell, did any comics writer or artist, including Len Wein and John Romita, who created the character.(Image: From Wolverine #3, November 1982. Art by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein. Words by Chris Claremont. Lettering by Tom Orzechowski.)

    Chris Claremont and I went to Times Square and watched THE WOLVERINE, which was based on the miniseries he did with Frank Miller, and then we talked about it afterward. You can read that conversation here.

    Unfortunately, he didn’t get a credit from Fox, not even a “special thanks” at the end. Nor, as far as I could tell, did any comics writer or artist, including Len Wein and John Romita, who created the character.


    (Image: From Wolverine #3, November 1982. Art by Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein. Words by Chris Claremont. Lettering by Tom Orzechowski.)

    — 1 year ago with 159 notes
    #Frank Miller  #Joe Rubinstein  #Chris Claremont  #Tom Orzechowski  #Wolverine  #Len Wein  #John Romita 
    Advertisement for Stan Lee interview in Oui magazine, 1977. Illustration by John Romita.

    Advertisement for Stan Lee interview in Oui magazine, 1977.

    Illustration by John Romita.

    — 1 year ago with 150 notes
    #Stan Lee  #John Romita  #Oui 
    The whole gang is here. (For the full Ben-Day experience, click here and enlarge.)From Amazing Spider-Man #43, December 1966. Art by John Romita. Words by Stan Lee. Lettering by Artie Simek.

    The whole gang is here. (For the full Ben-Day experience, click here and enlarge.)

    From Amazing Spider-Man #43, December 1966. Art by John Romita. Words by Stan Lee. Lettering by Artie Simek.

    — 1 year ago with 57 notes
    #spider-man  #John Romita  #Stan Lee  #Artie Simek  #mary jane watson  #peter parker  #Gwen Stacy  #Flash Gordon  #harry osborn 
    Jack Kirby, by John Romita and Joe Sinnott, 1994.

    Jack Kirby, by John Romita and Joe Sinnott, 1994.

    — 1 year ago with 121 notes
    #Jack Kirby  #John Romita  #Joe Sinnott 
    John Romita, 1979. Can anyone identify what he’s drawing (or retouching)?

    John Romita, 1979. Can anyone identify what he’s drawing (or retouching)?

    — 1 year ago with 302 notes
    #John Romita  #photos 
    Cover to Amazing Spider-Man #121 by John Romita.

    Cover to Amazing Spider-Man #121 by John Romita.

    — 1 year ago with 293 notes
    #Spider-Man  #John Romita  #original art 

    Untold Stories: Marvel Sells Stash of Original Art (by John Romita, Gil Kane, and others) for $770, 1973

    “But think about the Marvel Warehouse of Original Art! Since there is some disagreement as to whom finished art truly belongs (the penciler merely pencils, the inker merely inks, the letterer letters), Marvel prudently settles the question by appropriating all.”
    Creem, April 1973

    Marvel began returning current pages to artists sometime in 1974, and eventually worked retroactively back a few months, to comics cover-dated from January 1974; among the earliest issues from which art was sent back were Avengers #119 and Amazing Spider-Man #128. 

    But a year earlier, Marvel sold the covers to these issues, cover-dated January 1973, to the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Seven covers, plus progressive proofs and color guides for each, for a total of $770.

    Back in 1986, Irene Vartanoff (who began managing artwork return in 1975) told The Comics Journal that Marvel would occasionally send artwork to exhibits. But as far as I know, this is the only evidence that exists of Marvel actually accepting money for pages of original art.

    It’s unclear if the gallery still possesses the pages; nothing comes up on their inventory database. But if Rich Buckler, Joe Sinnott, Barry Smith, John Romita, Sal Buscema, or Tom Palmer happens to read this, they may want to give them a call.

    UPDATE: It looks like the pages were displayed in 2006, as part of an exhibit called Funny Papers, and that—great news—the gallery then returned the works to the artists.

    — 1 year ago with 42 notes
    #original art  #Gil Kane  #rich buckler  #sal buscema  #joe sinnott  #John Romita  #Tom Palmer  #Barry Smith