This is going to be a super short post, as more will be added, most likely. It seems after the DC Social Media Mandate was passed, many comic book figures were grumbling about restrictions to free speech. On the Marvel end, nothing was happening at all. Or so we thought…
In a first for RP, we did something that Bleeding Cool, CBR, Comicosity and The Mary Sue aren’t even doing. We’re using actual tips from Comicsgate/MovetheNeedle for something that’s kinda amazing to see. Mark Waid and Dan Slott are gone from Twitter.
Go ahead and look at those pictures and see for yourself. @MarkWaid and @DanSlott are non existent. And Bing was able to capture the last tweet from Dan Slott, which seemed premonitory:
Rule 1: You’re not going to change anyone’s mind on Twitter. There’s no Rule 2.
If Dan has left on his own volition, it may be due to the fact that he has been making even more incendiary tweets towards the fans of the Spider Man and Iron Man books. Mark Waid has also been taking massive heat for the Valentine’s Day release of Captain America 698. The book featured a Post-Trump America with an Alt-Right oligarchy storyline that’s being panned by MovetheNeedle hard.
With this in mind, Waid may also have found it prudent to leave Twitter as Nick Spencer has done in the past after his many nonsensical arguments with the customers. As of this post, Heather Antos, Tom Breevort, Alanna Smith, Saladin Ahmed and Max Bemis are still online. It is unknown if any Marvel players are planning on leaving the platform at this time.
We will keep you posted ASAP when we learn much more.