David Anthony Kraft, comic-book writer, rock journalist, SF/fantasy publisher, and creator of Comics Interview, has died after a prolonged battle with COVID-related pneumonia. He was 68 years old.
Kraft wrote for several companies, and many remember him best as one of the writers who introduced social issues into his comic-book stories. He had particularly memorable runs on The Defenders and She-Hulk.
He also wrote licensed children’s books, penned Marvel’s 1978 biocomic of The Beatles, and their adaptation of the late-70s movie inspired by Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Marvel shelved that project due to the film’s disastrous commercial and critical response, though they apparently released some foreign-language editions of the comic.