"Doctor Who" fans tweeted en masse yesterday to commemorate actress Elisabeth Sladen, who passed away this week at the age of 63. Writers and artists both noted the impact she had on them as Sarah-Jane Smith in the series, and I've retweeted the likes of Edgar Wright, Paul Cornell and Pia Guerra, who all remembered Sladen fondly.
The feed brought speculation about what's to come in 2011 as well. Bryan Lee O'Malley got a little snarky about "X-Men: First Class," Robert Kirkman expects great things from "The Walking Dead" in Season 2. Find out why and what Brian Michael Bendis had to say to "Internet babies" down below.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is your Twitter Report for April 20, 2011.
@RobertKirkman If Greg Nicotero was emailing you the jpegs he's emailing me almost daily, you'd be 10,000 times more excited for @WalkingDead_AMC season 2.
-Robert Kirkman, Writer ("The Walking Dead," "Invincible")
Elisabeth Sladen pt. 1: @edgarwright I cannot believe Elisabeth Sladen is no longer with us. She was the definitive companion for all time and space. Rest in peace Sarah Jane x
-Edgar Wright, Director ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," "Shaun of the Dead")
Elisabeth Sladen pt. 2: @Paul_Cornell Very sorry to hear about Elisabeth Sladen, a great actor, special to everyone of my generation and a whole new one.
-Paul Cornell, Writer ("Action Comics," "Knight and Squire")
Elisabeth Sladen pt. 3: @PiaGuerra And the least I can do is spell her name right: Elisabeth Sladen, rest in peace. Your character got me hooked on DW as a kid.
-Pia Guerra, Artist ("Y: The Last Man," "Doctor Who: The Forgotten")
Elisabeth Sladen pt. 4: @f_francavilla Sad to hear about Elisabeth Sladen's passing. She was the companion in the only Doctor Who series we had in Italy when I was kid :( RIP Liz
-Francesco Francavilla, Writer/Artist ("Francesco Francavilla," "Left on Mission")
Elisabeth Sladen pt. 5: @DanSlott Hope they ad an "in memory" card at the end of this Saturday's DOCTOR WHO for Elisabeth Sladen.
-Dan Slott, Writer ("The Amazing Spider-Man," "Avengers: The INitiative")
Elisabeth Sladen pt. 6: @mrtonylee F---. Just heard. Utterly stunned. Liz Sladen, Sarah Jane Smith, Rest in peace.
-Tony Lee, Writer ("Doctor Who," "The Gloom")
@BRIANMBENDIS avengers 12 tomorrow. or as i call it: a lot of internet babies owe me an apology :)
-Brian Michael Bendis, Writer ("Ultimate Spider-Man," "New Avengers")
@radiomaru I hope the "climax" of "x-men first class" is just a big makeout session with the hott leads instead of an action scene
-Bryan Lee O'Malley, Writer/Artist ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," "Lost at Sea")
@MKupperman Spiderman is being refashioned into a more traditional musical- he'll tap-dance & ride a pennywhistle bicycle, but no more swinging around.
-Michael Kupperman, Writer/Artist ("Tales Designed to Thrizzle")
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