He helped create such popular characters as Wolverine, Kingpin and Mary Jane Watson.
John Romita Sr. Mark Stamas/Getty Images
Respected old cartoonist John Romita Sr., who co-created Marvel characters including Wolverine, The Punisher and Mary Jane Watson, has passed away. he is93.
His death was announced Tuesday night on Twitter by his son John Romita Jr., a successful cartoonist.
“It is with a heavy heart that I say this as my father passed away peacefully in his sleep,” he wrote. “He was a legend in the art world and I am honored to follow in his footsteps. Out of respect for my family, please leave your thoughts and condolences here. He was the greatest man I have ever met.”