Click on down past the jump and you’ll find out not only who loved Ronnie James Dio and who didn’t, but also where the Charles Manson/Ronnie James Dio/IDW connection lies, and who wants to play a round of Dungeons and Dragons in memory of Dio and Frazetta.
I’m @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for May 17, 2010.
Ronnie James Dio pt. 1: @mattfraction Dio ascends into the realm of elder wizards. Please lower your capes and scepters to half-mast for the next six-hundred and sixty-six nights
-Matt Fraction, Writer (“Invincible Iron Man,” “Casanova”)
Ronnie James Dio pt. 2: @Robwilliams71 Dio RIP. Holy Diver, you’ve been down too long in the midnight sea, oh what’s becoming of me. Those were wise words.
-Rob Williams, Writer (“Dark X-Men: The Beginning,” “Robocop”)
Ronnie James Dio pt. 3: @chris_ryall My first exposure to Dio-era Sabbath came from a Sabbath record my cop-dad, uh, ended up with from Charlie Manson’s house after the raid.
-Chris Ryall, Publisher (IDW)
Ronnie James Dio pt. 4: @jeffparker What the f, people- I go to Minnesota for one weekend and you let Dio die. NICE.
-Jeff Parker, Writer (“Agents of Atlas,” “Underground”)
Ronnie James Dio pt. 5: @marcbernardin Dio was not a part of my childhood, so his passing doesn’t particularly affect me. But if you said the Sugar Hill Gang got hit by a bus…
-Marc Bernardin, Writer (“The Authority,” “The Highwaymen”)
Ronnie James Dio pt. 6: @tonymoore first Frazetta and now Dio, i feel like i should be involved with some kinda memorial D&D campaign or something.
-Tony Moore, Artist (“Fear Agent,” “The Walking Dead”)
@Templesmith I kind of want a Brian Blessed Doctor Who. He just shouts at people at random from the Tardis & tells Davros he’s a right pussy.
-Ben Templesmith, Writer/Artist (“30 Days of Night,” “Welcome to Hoxford”)
@cameronMstewart I am the Paul Newman of comics
-Cameron Stewart, Writer/Artist (“Batman and Robin,” “Sin Titulo”)
Parting Wisdom for the Day:
@SteveNiles Really don’t like trashing movies/comics/books online. Everybody’s a critic these days. Who gives a shit what I think? That said I hate TV.
-Steve Niles, Writer (“30 Days of Night,” “Criminal Macabre”)
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