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Heroes in Crisis Writer Tom King Has Received Death Threats Over Issue #8

Following the controversial eighth issue of Heroes in Crisis, writer Tom King has received a number of threats on his life.

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.

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He continued by insisting fans read the issue themselves to gain full context before reacting prematurely to spoilers and "clickbait stuff."

"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."

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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.

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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.

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