Last week, I organized a group of comic book authors who discussed the then-new death of Queen Elizabeth II. Well, the reactions have kept coming, with the news of King Charles III, and the current funeral. Here are a few more responses from the comics industry.
PJ Holden: I''m saddened to discover I''ve once more absolutely no chance of being King.
Gerry Conway: Look, it''s sad when someone who appears to be a reasonably decent person, more or less, dies, but my preferred "memory" of Elizabeth isn''t her as Queen, but as a British Army motor pool mechanic during WWII. *That''s the woman I admire.
Daniel Best: Well, shit. Silly me. Tuning in the @abcnews at 7pm hoping to hear some news. Queen Queen Queen and for some variety, King. I guess nothing has happened in the world.
I''d doubt that a monumental battle will be played in Ukraine. All cable news channels are focused on Elizabeth 2, who is exactly as dead today as she was yesterday. @MSNBC. I''ve just switched on CNN. I''m talking to an animal psychologist about Elizabeth''s relationship with her Corgis. I''m not kidding. So Ukraine got maybe five minutes?
Valerie D''Orazio: Sowhen in 1995 I inexplicably found myself seated *directly* in front of Prince Charles at a play while studying Shakespeare in Stratford, I was sitting in front of the future King of England.
Duncan Jones: It''s interesting to see what countryside & environmental enthusiast King Charles may have to say about Lizz Truss'' immediate move to reopen fracking in the United Kingdom.
Mat Groom: When people think about monarchy''s role in King Charles III, one film urges them to think "Would it be chiller if the dynasty, like, got more recent?" "Yes, my father ruled with absolute, unchecked authority over every creature in the land, as I now do, but HIS father didn''t soooo mine is a perspirational tale."
Megan Kearney: I had to get blood done, and I''m a big baby, so the technician (nurse? Vampire?) was trying to distract me by talking about the Queen''s funeral Her: but you should admit, anyway. Megan: Oh yes, yeah, Megan! Me: Okay, yes, Megan! Me: I''ll just nip on over! Meghan Markle:
On @netflix, Thomas Mauer: The Crown is trending, and I''m wondering if people are pity-watching the Charles/Lizzie scenes.
Jamie Delano: Is there a Nervous Right already dangling another Charles toward the chopping block?
Tony Lee: Walking through the King''s Proclamation in the City of London and seeing how many ceremonial soldiers are dressed. I describe them as musketeers in an English Civil War garb. Who are they? Is this the traditional uniform of the Rifles or something?
Paul Ridgon: Four days after her passing, the Mail still has its first 21 pages dedicated to it. Now that people who are closest to me than Lizzy are experiencing this forceful state of mourning, they may stop making it down our throats, or you''ll be seeing something else. This morning, a lady who died because it was thought to happen on the 19th. People are end up horribly out of pocket at a time when they can least afford it.
Jaime Hernandez: I''m kinda doubt that King Charles movies and shows will earn more awards than Queen Lizzie ones.
I hereby challenge the usurper king Charles the III by the right of combat, for the throne. I mean why not. The last of the Plantagenets lives in Australia. ( rightful heirs to the throne ). The Windsors, through their representative, once had an entire Australian government.
"It''s strange to me that there''ll be a King of England," Brandon Seifert said. I was born in the 1980s, so the Kings of England are only individuals from history books.
Larry Young: MSNBC just felt the need to tell us that the Queen didn''t ACTUALLY meet Paddington Bear, and that it was just CGI trickery.
Has anyone ever seen a long-read article on what happens in the event of the queen''s death? It feels like I''d have seen one by now.
John Reppion: It''s time to go wall to wall media tributes for weeks, then the same old, the same old after that. But with a ruler. Literally zero changes to anything other than that.
Chuck Satterlee:I''m pretty sure the narcissitic asshat, and trumplethinskin is eyeing across the pond and seeing the queen''s sorrowful day and death, hoping for him to get the same outcome. Let''s make a deal, 45. Choke on your lunch today & we''ll make it happen!
Yeah the more I think about it the more I think that guy made a flight to England. That funeral is going to be the biggest event i. The Western world and everyone is gonna be there. I don''t think he can resist. No way he''s freely walking of the plane into the FBI''s hands and he seemed to be sick. He''s going here. Procession in Edinburg tomorrow and he''s got property 2 1/2 hours away.
Krent Able: Purchase one of these amazing books from all of the best book shops and comic shops to commemorate our Queen''s passing in style.
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