Marvel Comics Icon, John Romita, Dies At 93

Comic legend, John Romita, who created some Marvel comic book characters, like Wolverine, has died aged 93.

This was confirmed by his son, John Romita JR. in a Twitter post on Wednesday, where he described his father as “the greatest man” he had ever met.

He said, “I say this with a heavy heart, My father passed away peacefully in his sleep. He 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.”

Romita was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Manhattan’s School of Industrial Art before he broke into the comic book industry.

The artist was influential in the creation of Marvel characters, including Wolverine, the star of the X-Men franchise, and Spiderman’s girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson.

He launched the Spider-Man newspaper comic strip in 1977 with Stan Lee, who was the executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics before he died in 2018.

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