TWITTER REPORT: Frank Frazetta's Death, Twitter Follower Counts, And Witchblade Sexiness

Frank Frazetta's Death DealerWhen Brian Michael Bendis announced that he was getting electric currents fed through his body at the dentist's office, part of me hoped that we'd get a "Bendis After Dentist" video post on his way home. Alas, you'll have to settle for a photo of him hooked up to electrodes.

On a sadder note, the death of Frank Frazetta stirred up about as many tweets within the comics community on Twitter as any single event ever has. Gerry Conway, Mike Oeming, Steve Niles and Rob Liefeld were among those with memories to share. Click on down past the jump to see what they said, along with Ryan Stegman's reaction to his new exclusive deal with Marvel and Warren Ellis' beliefs about the Twitter bug that temporarily erased his follower count yesterday.

It's all in the Twitter Report for May 11, 2010

Frank Frazetta pt. 1: @Oeming Frazetta was one of my idols. I went to his museum got to meet his wife and his paintings. Going to watch Painting wth Fire tonight

-Mike Oeming, Writer/Artist ("Powers,"The Mice Templar")

Frank Frazetta pt. 2: @SteveNiles Rest in Peace Frank Frazetta. :(

-Steve Niles, Writer ("30 Days of Night," "Criminal Macabre")

Frank Frazetta pt. 3: @robertliefeld Frank Frazetta R.I.P. The best illustrator,painter, artist of this or any generation has passed away.

-Rob Liefeld, Writer/Artist ("X-Force," "Youngblood")

Frank Frazetta pt. 4: @gerryconway Sad news about Frank Frazetta. Met him while Roy Thomas and I worked on "Fire and Ice." Defines "giant" in his field.

-Gerry Conway, Writer ("Superman," "Firestorm")

@BRIANMBENDIS For those who need proof http://twitpic.com/1msbc8

-Brian Michael Bendis, Writer ("New Avengers," "Ultimate Spider-Man")

@RyanStegman Well, there it is. BIG NEWS. I am officially exclusive to marvel comics! WOO HOO! http://is.gd/c3bZM

-Ryan Stegman, Artist ("Incredible Hercules," "Riftwar")

Twitter problems pt. 1: @warrenellis I believe Hugo Chavez has attacked my Twitter and now I have zero followers. A declaration of war?

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

Twitter problems pt 2: @DanSlott Eep! .@tomdaylight, I caught your "disease"! Now I'm showing "0" followers! Egads! Close to 4,000 people virtually vaporized! The horror!

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

Parting Wisdom for the Day:

@ronmarz Received a complaint that Witchblade isn't "sexy" enough and needs to show "more skin." Guess you just can't please everybody.

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

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