After almost seven years working for Marvel’s distinguished competition, John Romita Jr. will return to the House of Ideas later this year.
Marvel announced the return on their website today, noting that Romita will begin working in the Marvel Universe again in July.
“I have been very fortunate more than a few times in my life, and now I can add this latest event to that list. I have returned to Marvel, the company that I started my career in, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!” said Romita in a statement. “I am literally, at this very moment, working on my next big Marvel project, and it’s a blast!!! I am JUST as excited as I was when I first started, and I will do my best to let the work show that again. I hope fans will see that too!”
The son of legendary Spider-Man artist John Romita, John Romita Jr.’s first work for Marvel can be traced back to 1969, when he came up with the name “Prowler” for a new character debuting in Amazing Spider-Man #78. He would go on to work on Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil, Black Panther and many more Marvel characters over the next few decades.
In 2014, he made the jump to DC, where he worked on Superman, The Silencer and Dark Knight III: The Master Race, among other titles.
No word yet on what his return project will be, but I’m sure we’ll hear more about it soon.