TWITTER REPORT: iPads In The U.K., 'Iron Man 2' Surprises, And Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

iPad-TwitterBritish comics makers had to wait a few weeks longer than their American counterparts to order iPads from Apple, but Dave Gibbons and Paul Cornell were among the first to jump on the devices when they became available in the U.K. over the weekend. Both sides of the Atlantic, by contrast, got to see "Iron Man 2," and Jimmy Palmiotti and Jhonen Vasquez both encountered some surprises related to the film off-screen.

There were a few scattered disappointments floating around the comics Twitterverse this morning as well, though. Actress Lena Horne's death, the new Meat Loaf album and Dan Slott's discovery that he can no longer get on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disney World were among them. Check out these concerns and a photo of Stan Lee partying it up with some Image Comics founders below.

It's all in the Twitter Report for May 10, 2010.

@JhonenV Most memorable part of iron man 2 was going to the restroom midway and seeing a dude noisily eating a hot dog in there.

-Jhonen Vasquez, Writer/Artist ("Johnny the Homicidal Maniac," "Invader Zim")

@jpalmiotti IS it true they spent 100 million on advertising for iron man? shouldnt that movie sell itself aat this point. I wonder if its a waste

-Jimmy Palmiotti, Writer ("Jonah Hex," "Painkiller Jane")

@ronmarz So there's a new Meat Loaf album this week? Seriously, without Jim Steinman, what's the point?

-Ron Marz, Writer ("Green Lantern," "Witchblade")

@jerwa Whoa, whoa, whoa. JUST LAST NIGHT, Jess and I were marveling at the fact that Lena Horne was still alive at the age of 93. And now...R.I.P.

-Brandon Jerwa, Writer ("Highlander," "Battlestar Galactica")

U.K. iPads pt. 1: @davegibbons90 iPad ordered.

-Dave Gibbons, Artist ("Watchmen," "Green Lantern")

U.K. iPads pt. 2: @Paul_Cornell So I want an IPad, but which? Frustrated by non-3G IPhone, so maybe a 3G one? But how good in UK? And is memory size an issue? Hmm. #fb

-Paul Cornell, Writer ("Wisdom," "Captain Britain and MI: 13")

@warrenellis William Gibson says I have more twitter followers than Hugo Chavez. I believe this means he has to give me Venezuela now.

-Warren Ellis, Writer ("Transmetropolitan," "Planetary")

@DanSlott Why did they have to tear down Mr. Toad's Wild Ride? Each car had these wonderful little steering wheels which did nothing. I loved those!

-Dan Slott, Writer ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "Avengers: The Initiative")

@JimMcCann First Monday of freelance life and guess where I'm going? Yep, the Marvel office! LOL Have to drop off something. It's like I've never left.

-Jim McCann, Writer ("Hawkeye and Mockingbird," "Return of the Dapper Men")

@CBCebulski Long-time pros should have the knowledge & contacts to know & be able to ask about company policies before shooting their mouths off online.

-C.B. Cebulski, Talent Scout/Writer ("X-Men Fairy Tales," "Wonderlost")

Parting Wisdom for the Day:

@JimLee00 The man...in his 80s and still rockin the nightclub! http://twitpic.com/1lp9un

-Jim Lee, Artist ("Batman," "X-Men")

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