Every day this month I will share with you the first (at least as far as I know) U.S. professional work by a notable comic book creator. Here is an archive of the creators who have been featured so far.
Today's featured creator is John Romita Jr.!
John Romtia Jr. has been a star artist for Marvel Comics for over three decades now! You name the comic, he's almost certainly drawn at least an issue of it! He's had runs on Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Daredevil, Punisher, Incredible Hulk, Avengers, Wolverine, Starbrand, Black Panther, Eternals, Kick-Ass. He's remarkably worked steadily for Marvel since his first run on Iron Man began in 1978!
His debut, though, came when he was 21 years old, in 1977's Amazing Spider-Man Annual, in a little story called "Chaos at the Coffee Bean!" Here it is!
He was great from the get-go!