Ever since HBO announced that they would be adapting George R. R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" for TV, fantasy nerddom has anxiously been awaiting its arrival. After weeks of tweeting about the show, everyone finally got to see the first episode last night, and Bill Willingham, Ed Brubaker and Marjorie Liu all seem to have checked the "Like" box.
That's not to say that there weren't a few critics in the audience as well, though. I'm not entirely sure which end of that spectrum Fred Van Lente's assessment fell on, but Brubaker and Willingham suggested some improvements, Joe Hill felt left out of the party and Brian Lynch just wants to see more angry geeks in the world.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for April 18, 2011.
@joe_hill Feeling kind of bad I've never read any George R. R. Martin. America is going to have a happy Geekgasm tonight, and I'm missing out.
-Joe Hill, Writer ("Locke and Key")
@BrianLynch Can't wait to watch the premiere of GAME OF THRONES. Can wait for the inevitable geek backlash months from now.
-Brian Lynch, Writer ("Angel: After the Fall," "Monkey Man Unleashed")
@fredvanlente Comparison between GAME OF THRONES & YOUR HIGHNESS challenging. One had more doggie style, the other more minotaur penis. This one's a wash.
-Fred Van Lente, Writer ("Action Philosophers," "Marvel Zombies")
@ronmarz #GamesOfThrones kicked ass. Some characters I will truly despise
-Ron Marz, Writer ("Green Lantern," "Witchblade")
@marjoriemliu Okay, let me be clear: Game of Thrones = Awesome. When I say, "I sort of love you," it's with a breathy voice, and heart all aflutter.
-Marjorie Liu, Writer ("X-23," "NYX: No Way Home")
@BillWillingham So far Game of Thrones is just about perfect -- except maybe it could have had a bit more nudity, violence, incest and general beheadings.
-Bill Willingham, Writer ("Fables," "Shadowpact")
@maguirekevin Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke is drop-dead gorgeous. If they were making a Tanga movie (fingers crossed) I could see her in the part
-Kevin Maguire, Artist ("Justice League," "Defenders")
@brubaker Loved Game of Thrones, especially the map sequence. Wished there were Scott Pilgrim-like name boxes for each new character, sometimes, tho.
-Ed Brubaker, Writer ("Captain America," "Incognito")
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