The Marvel Art of John Romita Jr.

He grew up in the shadow of a comics legend, but he didn’t stay there for long. John Romita Jr. may share a few things with his dad – an abiding loyalty for Marvel, an acumen for drawing some of the best Spidey panels to ever see print and a reputation as a master storyteller – but he’s done it all his own way. THE MARVEL ART OF JOHN ROMITA JR. celebrates JRJR’s three decades-plus in the industry he’s helped redefine with his explosive artwork. Compiling images that run the gamut of his career – including his work on Iron Man, Daredevil, the X-Men, the Avengers and, yes, Spider-Man – this deluxe art book will tell one of the great stories in comics: the career of John Romita Jr.


  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (November 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078515535X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785155355
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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4 thoughts on “The Marvel Art of John Romita Jr.”

  1. I found this book lackluster and disappointing. I am a big fan of Romita Jr, and this book did not do him justice. It’s a few essays of praise from other writers and artists that have worked with him, and a bunch of scans of old artwork. So many companies are doing great reproductions of original art these days, IDW especially, why couldn’t Marvel man up and do JR JR justice. There is a 20 pg black and white section that shows some faded pencil scans and a few uncolored pages, but overall a sad effort for such an amazing illustrator. Stick with the modern masters book they did on JRJR a few years ago. Modern Masters Volume 18: John Romita Jr. (Modern Masters (TwoMorrows Publishing))This was my first ‘Marvel Art of’ book and now that I’ve seen the format I will unfortunately skip the rest. The bar has been raised on ‘art of’ books and this may have passed for okay 15 years ago, but unfortunately now, just doesn’t hold up.

  2. JRJR is my favorite artist. I first saw his work in Uncanny X-Men in the early 90s and just completely fell in love with his style then and there. I am a collector of any comic book he’s worked on and this book is such an astonishing chronicle through career from the early 1980s to 2011.

    I highly recommend this to any John Romita Jr. fan, you won’t regret it.

  3. Really really a fantastic book . Lots of fantastic drawings ( the black and white section is stunning !!)
    I still have to read all the notes , but paper and pictures are well chosen , 33 years of career in Marvel fully depicted.

    Want to find something bad ? Not here. Just remember that this is a tribute to art, and not a very precise encyclopedia for JRJR penciling list ( lots of info about all comics series he has drawn are missing , some small mistakes are present). Shamefully some pages from Uncanny X-men most recent art are scanned, but this do not decrease the greatness of this penciler. The cover alone is worth the full price of the book.

  4. If you are a fan of John Romita Jr.’s work then this book is a must have! It pretty much covers JrJr’s career work with Marvel Comics. It’s a very good read with enough color pictures to make your head spin. Very in-depth review of the many Marvel Comics that JrJr has worked on. This book is a must have, nuff said!

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