John Romita is a giant in the Earth in terms of comic book artists. You know him. He was "the Spider-Man guy."
But once upon a time, he was just another guy trying to break into the art biz, and his first pro job in comics paid him $270 back in 1949.
So what's that worth today? You can find out at Newsarama, and also find out how much Dan Jurgens, Dan Slott, Roy Thomas and others made for their very first gig (and what it would translate to today).