King shared a screenshot of a report sent to Twitter regarding a user threatening his life in response to the comic. And according to King, reporting death threats is starting to become a regular occurrence.
He continued by insisting fans read the issue themselves to gain full context before reacting prematurely to spoilers and "clickbait stuff."
My advice, what it's worth, read Heroes in Crisis 8 before you read the spoilers for Heroes in Crisis 8. There's a lot of clickbait stuff out there today. Context is important for this one.— Tom King (@TomKingTK) April 24, 2019
I cannot emphasize enough on Heroes in Crisis 8. Got to your LCS. Read the issue. Not the clickbait. pic.twitter.com/T4s9qQ5hY8— Tom King (@TomKingTK) April 24, 2019
"My advice, for what it's worth, read Heroes in Crisis 8 before you read the spoilers for Heroes in Crisis 8," King said. "There's a lot of clickbait stuff out there today. Context is important for this one."
Fans have been known to get vocally angry after controversial decisions in comics. Venom writer Donny Cates also received death threats over a controversial story decision involving Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote. However, it is important to remember that at the end of the day, comics are a story. It is one thing to be angry or upset about a comic, and something far different to threaten violence against a creator.
It is also important to remember that Heroes in Crisis #8 is not the final issue of the miniseries. The ramifications of this creative decision have yet to be fully addressed.
Heroes in Crisis #8 is written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads and Travis Moore, and a cover by Mitch Gerads. The issue is available now.