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Subj: Romita Sr at the Big Apple Comic Con
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 07:24:39 am EST (Viewed 105 times)
Over on the Gold/Silver/Bronze Age comic board, Paste Pot Pete is giving in depth details of his visit to the Big Apple Comic Con, very interesting stuff for anyone into Silver/Bronze Age Marvel.
Here's some links to his posts:
And here's what he had to say about John Romita:
"Then I got online to have Joe Sinnott sign some things and while Iâ€™m waiting John Romita Sr. comes and sits right next to Sinnott and so Iâ€™m practically first in line. Now Iâ€™m gonna get major groans especially from collectors like Punk Funk, but I didnâ€™t have much for him to sign. He signed a reprint of ASM 50, so now I have the grandest reprint ever. I also got him to sign his story in ASM 365 and Romita actually said as he was signing it that that splash page with MJ combing her hair is his favorite out of anything heâ€™s ever done."
"Romita (in above photo) said Stan conned him into doing Daredevil. He just wanted to ink, but Stan asked him to â€œFill Inâ€ on Daredevil. Stan gave him no script, he just said â€œYouâ€™ll know what to do. Romita said he thinks Daredevil is Marvelâ€™s greatest character and that he regrets not ever being able to go back and do some more Daredevils (Hey Marvel, are you listening?) Romita said he worked at Marvel for 30 years on a handshake with no contract and that he lived month-to-month and script-to-script and that it was â€œexhilarating and exhausting.â€
Romita also talked about Stan asking him to fill in on one of Ditkoâ€™s books. â€œI thought he was coming back,â€ he said
But Romita said the proudest moment of his life was when they did a study that found that the â€œSpidey-Super Storiesâ€ heâ€™d worked on for five years had â€œTriggered the reading habits of an entire generation.â€ (I know I grew up with them)."
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