Following the leak of “Amazing Spider-Man” #700 late last week, series writer Dan Slott said he would be going radio silent about the issue. While Slott has remained quiet about the comic, the creator has remained visible and vocal on social media including Twitter and Facebook, stating that he has been receiving death threats over the events of his current, and concluding, “Amazing Spider-Man” arc. In response to these tweets, the writer has announced a zero-tolerance policy toward receiving threats, declaring he is now reporting each one to the proper authorities.
“Reality check: There is NO such thing as a ‘funny death threat,'” Slott said on Sunday via Facebook. “Especially if you TAG someone in it. If you think, because of something happening to a FICTIONAL character, that you need to type out a death threat and SEND it to someone: You. Need. Help. If you follow my twitter, you know I’ve taken a devilish bit of delight in re-posting these (mainly because they usually make the OP look like a raving loon– and, for a time, that WAS funny to me.) Well… That’s over. From now on, they ALL get reported. The End.”
Slott’s zero-tolerance policy was also broadcast over his Twitter, appearing in an individual Tweet and in his profile at the top of his feed.
When contacted by CBR, Slott declined to comment on the situation.