May 13, 2013

If Dan Slott doesn't like your tweets, he'll try to have you booted off Twitter

Superior Spider-Man writer Dan Slott is proving to "grow" more infantile every day. If he isn't sarcastically denigrating fans who dislike the direction of his book (check the comment section), he's trying to get them booted off Twitter:

Do I agree with what this Omar Robles tweeted? No. But let's face it -- it's Twitter! If Slott wants to engage with fans via social media, he has to expect that 100% of the fanbase will not kiss his ass. And, that some readers will make caustic comments like the above.

A real professional (and grown-up) would either ignore the comment altogether, or simply say something like "Wow, sorry you feel that way. Not every story will be everybody's cup of tea" and leave it at that. But not Slott. You say something like this and you must be STOPPED! Fortunately, in the midst of all the swooning fanboys who jumped in to report Mr. Robles at Slott's behest, there was a voice of reason:

UPDATE: The fact that Slott's tweets above don't show an image means he's deleted the tweets from his feed. Hehe. Too late, Dan!

Posted by Hube at May 13, 2013 05:03 PM | TrackBack

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Strange as it sounds, Hube, the attitudes of these comics creators are a lot like my sister's, especially when it comes to censorship of views. My sister routinely complains to my parents whenever I post political statuses and asks them to make me stop it because she doesn't like what I have to say. I kid you not.

Posted by: Carl at May 13, 2013 05:59 PM

Is this guy a professional? Didn't anyone tell him that part of the job is accepting that some people think you suck at what you do?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at May 13, 2013 08:33 PM

Rhymes, Slott is pretty immature when it comes to criticism. He personally trolls everyone and anyone who criticizes his stories. And he has water-carrying fanboys who defend him no matter what, be it on Twitter or on Newsarama and CBR.

Posted by: Carl at May 14, 2013 02:41 AM

What Carl said, RWR. In a field of many thin-skinned creators these days, Slott may be the worst.

Posted by: Hube at May 14, 2013 07:43 AM

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