Later on, he would have a popular run on Iron Man alongside artist Bob Layton. But his first real run on a series came about when he became the artist for Amazing Spider-Man and the new series Dazzler. After that he drew Marvel's first limited series, Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions (try saying THAT five time fast with your mouth full of gummy bears!).
On his previous runs as artist, Romita Jr only did breakdowns while the inkers would finish over them. But it was in Daredevil that he did full pencils for the first time and was part of that creative process.
After his departure from Daredevil he bounced around for a bit. He had another brief run on Iron Man and on Punisher War Zone. He also drew the crossover one shot of Punnisher/Batman,marking his first time drawing DC characters, as well as a Cable mini-series.
One year later, he was part of anotehr relaunch but on familiar territory. He helped reboot Peter Parker: Spider-Man.
In 2001 he returned to Amazing Spider-Man with writer J. Michael Straczynsky. He would bounce around drawing Wolverine, Black Panther, The Sentry and back up features for the Ultimate Marvel line, as well as do his first creator owned work, The Gray, for Image Comics.
He went on to do Eternals with Neil Gaiman, which was a reinterpretation on Jack Kirby creations, the World War Hulk storyline, before returning to Spider-Man once more.
In 2011 he also had a run on The Avengers. It's pretty safe to say that JRJR has drawn just about every major Marvel character there is to draw and paved his own legacy in Marvel and in the comics industry as a whole. He has set world records for fastest production on a comic book and most contributors on a comic. He also holds the record for consecutive hours doing various sketches. All proceeds from attempting these records went to charity.
Now, on February 4, 2014, John Romita Jr was introduced as the new artist on Superman, catching the world off guard whilesetting fire on it at the same time. His own father was shocked but also excited for him, for this new challenge JRJR has in front of him now.
Ever since I started reading comics, I've been a huge fan of John Romita Jr. I would always daydream of how he would draw Batman (though technically that was one wish that came true years ago). Now that he's in DC, the possibilities are practically endless! Nightwing? New Gods? Mister Miracle and Big Barda? Justice League? Green Arrow? Don't look now, but it looks like John Romita Jr is about to create another legend.
-Alvaro Cortes Jr