The comics world lost a legend Thursday night with the passing of artist Gene Colan. Legions of creators, including Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Cornell and many others have shared their memories of his work on "Daredevil," "The Tomb of Dracula" and "Batman."
The other trending tweet topic of the night was the new "Captain America: The First Avenger" trailer that showed up yesterday. Steve Rogers and the Red Skull both got healthy amounts of screen time, but Tool music ultimately sold Skottie Young on the film. His evaluation and Tony Millionaire's call for investors made today's mix tape of tweet highlights.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter Report for June 24, 2011.
Gene Colan pt. 1: @jpalmiotti Rest in peace Gene Colan. One of the first people I inked getting into the business. Another great is gone.
-Jimmy Palmiotti, Writer ("Jonah Hex," "Painkiller Jane")
Gene Colan pt. 2: @jtkrul Gene Colan was definitely a god amongst men. What a tremendous talent...gone but NEVER will be forgotten.
-J.T. Krul, Writer ("Blackest Night: Titans," "Fathom")
Gene Colan pt. 3: @andeparks There aren't all that many truly unique talents in comics. Gene Colan was certainly one of them. Rest in Peace, Gene.
-Ande Parks, Writer/Artist ("Green Arrow," "Capote")
Gene Colan pt. 4: @RafaelKayanan R.I.P Gene Colan, His unique figures emerged from 6B shadows, and drew a world where heroes & horrors dwelled. A true master of the medium.
-Rafael Kayanan, Artist ("Conan the Adventurer," "Amazing Spider-Man")
Gene Colan pt. 5: @jeffparker When I was 14-15 I would copy panel after panel of Gene Colan's BATMAN books. That's when I started understanding clothes. And mood!
-Jeff Parker, Writer ("Agents of Atlas," "Dark Reign: The Hood")
Gene Colan pt. 6: @Paul_Cornell Adding to the chorus of sadness about Gene Colan's death. A true great, a distinctive artist, Tomb of Dravula being my favourite of his. #fb
-Paul Cornell, Writer ("Action Comics," "Knight and Squire")
Gene Colan pt. 7: @ChrisEliopoulos Gene Colan was my teacher at college and was the person who got me in at Marvel. You will be missed, Gene.
-Chris Eliopoulos, Artist/Writer/Letterer ("Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers," "Misery Loves Sherman")
@skottieyoung New Captain America trailer plays old TOOL. I was on the fence, now I'm in!
-Skottie Young, Artist ("New X-Men," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
@cameronMstewart Captain America trailer looks pretty rad! I enjoyed those 2.5 minutes more than Green Lantern.
-Cameron Stewart, Writer/Artist ("Batman and Robin," "Sin Titulo")
@tonymillionaire Seriously, does anyone besides these Afghani Heroin dealers or the Chinese investors want to put in $30,000,000 for the Sock Monkey indie?
-Tony Millionaire, Writer/Artist ("Sock Monkey," "Maakies")
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