From the Emerald City Comic Con DC panel:
The first question jumped into the recent controversy over the death of Lian Harper, the young daughter of Speedy who was recently killed in "Cry for Justice," when a female fan expressed her displeasure with the "fridging" of the character:
James Robinson: "That decision [was] a controversial and one that I know has been greeted with some displeasure by some people... I'm sorry if it upset people. In all honesty, they wanted to kill Speedy too, and I said no, so give me some credit for that."
Ian Sattler: "I'm happy it upset people because it means that the story had some weight and emotion."
Suggested tags: char: speedy/red arrow/arsenal/roy harper, char: lian harper, title: outsiders, creator: Judd Winick