Who would have thought that "Red Dawn" is the favorite Patrick Swayze film for nine out of ten comic book creators? There were a few "Point Break" call-outs, but Swayze's famous gig saving a small American town from Communist invasion dominated tweets last night as news of the actor's death spread.
It's been a bad week for deaths, as mournful Swayze tweets have been accompanied by memories of the late British chef Keith Floyd and "Basketball Diaries" author Jim Carroll. The Twitter Report tweet list runs down remembrances of each today.
@ivanbrandon RIP patrick swayze. may you live eternally in the karate barn in the sky.
-Ivan Brandon, Writer ("Viking," "NYC Mech")
@BRIANMBENDIS @David_Hahn wow. what do you think?
-Brian Michael Bendis, Writer ("New Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man")
@David_Hahn @BRIANMBENDIS What do I think? I think it's time to pop in some RED DAWN and kick off a Swayzefest! Wolverines!
-David Hahn, Artist ("Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four")
@BrianReed WORMER! HE'S A DEAD MAN! MARMALARD! DEAD! NEIDERMEYER! DEAD! SWAYZE! DEAD!
-Brian Reed, Writer ("Ms. Marvel," "Secret Invasion: Front Line")
@pvponline Dear Patrick Swayze. Thanks for never putting US in the corner. Rest in peace.
-Scott Kurtz, Writer/Artist ("PvP")
@mbreitweiser Changing my profile picture back to my Swayze look-a-like. Don't swoon, ladies, because I actually look like a huge dork in person.
-Mitch Breitweiser, Artist ("Drax the Destroyer," "Captain America: The Chosen")
@Paul_Cornell is sad to hear of the death of TV chef Keith Floyd. I once played cricket with him, for the town Sunday team. He was charming and kind.
-Paul Cornell, Writer ("Wisdom," "Captain Britain and MI: 13")
@evandorkin R.I.P. Jim Carroll. I listened to the 1st album by the Jim Carroll Band (Catholic Boy) a hell of a lot as a older teen. Gee whiz
-Evan Dorkin, Writer/Artist ("Milk and Cheese," "Dork!")
@JhonenV Marvel 4-pager is complete. Time to celebrate. Guess who'll be waist deep in elderly-bingo night sex-dust? This guy, that's who.
-Jhonen Vasquez, Writer/Artist ("Johnny the Homicidal Maniac," "Invader Zim")
Parting Wisdom for the Day:
@ErikJLarsen Truism#342: anybody but your closest friends imitating Monty Python sound like total f---ing idiots.
-Erik Larsen, Writer/Artist ("Savage Dragon," "The Amazing Spider-Man")
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