Original "Mission: Impossible" star and "Airplane!" actor Peter Graves passed away Sunday, and he was beloved by comics and comics/movies tweeters alike. Edgar Wright, Alex Irvine and Jeff Katz, among others, poured out some posts to the first Jim Phelps.
In other chatter, you may be interested to know that not all of the Emerald City ComiCon action took place in Seattle. Though it sounds like an epic "Rock Band" competition was held by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, Brian Michael Bendis and Wil Wheaton, the convention was followed by some Voodoo Donut action in Portland. Check out who hit the place up after the jump along with iPad expectations from Jim Lee and Mitch Breiweiser and some micro-reviews of "The Pacific" on HBO.
It's all in the Twitter Report for March 15th, 2010.
Peter Graves pt. 1: @edgarwright R.I.P. Peter Graves; the original Jim Phelps in Mission Impossible and the legendary Captain Oveur in Airplane. What a class act.
-Edgar Wright, Director ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World")
Peter Graves pt. 2: @alexirvine Peter Graves dies, and the episode of Law&Order SVU I'm watching has Julie Hagerty in it. Go figure.
-Alex Irvine, Writer ("Hellstorm: Son of Satan," "Daredevil Noir")
Peter Graves pt. 3: @KatzMoney Rest in peace, Peter Graves. Thank you for Captain Oveur and STALAG 17.
-Jeff Katz, Writer/Producer ("Booster Gold," "Freddy vs Jason vs Ash")
iPad pt. 1: @jimlee00 Not better than sketchbk but for coloring yes. iPad > carrying around paint RT@themendoz: Do you think the iPad will be a good drawing tool?
-Jim Lee, Artist ("Batman," "X-Men")
iPad pt. 2: @mbreitweiser Would love to see a modern Illustration & Comic art digital magazine for the iPad & know there are folks out there that can make that happen
-Mitch Breitweiser, Artist ("Drax the Destroyer," "Captain America: The Chosen")
Emerald City Comicon pt. 1: @mattfraction Rock band. Bru. Bendis. Me. @wilw. RIGHT NOWISH. #eccc
-Matt Fraction, Writer ("Casanova," "Invincible Iron Man")
-C.B. Cebulski, Writer ("X-Men Fairy Tales," "Wonderlost")
Emerald City Comicon pt. 3: @BRIANMBENDIS home. cb, mack and alex are eating voodoo donuts. pikes market salmon was cooked and eaten. all happy.
-Brian Michael Bendis, Writer ("New Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man")
"The Pacific" pt. 1: @Jon_Favreau Just saw The Pacific. I'm in.
-Jon Favreau, Director ("Iron Man," "Iron Man 2")
"The Pacific" pt. 2: @chris_ryall The first ep of The Pacific was really solid. Band of Brothers lost me in places but if this one maintains, I'm in for the whole ride.
-Chris Ryall, Publisher (IDW)
Parting Wisdom for the Day:
@kenby Having naked people with long boards on the cover of your shit is an instant seller. According to the girl dressed as silk spectre: it is.
-Corey Lewis, Writer/Artist ("Sharknife," "Seedless")
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