Danny Crespi was a long-time letterer who became Marvel's Art/Production Supervisor. He died of leukemia at age 59 in 1986 (supposedly having survived for eleven years with the disease). Crespi was eulogized in the "Bullpen Bulletins" of December 1985 comics, as well as in The Comics Journal #101 (Aug. 1985)
His daughter is letterer and production manager Susan Crespi.
Crespi started his career in 1948 as a letterer, mostly for Marvel. He became an assistant production manager in 1969, and a production supervisor in 1978. He was known a "skilled craftsman, an expert on calligraphy, design, and production."
- "Marvel production coordinator Danny Crespi dead at age of 59," Comics Journal #101 (August 1985).
- Danny Crespi interview, David Anthony Kraft's Comics Interview #9 (March 1984), p. 4.