Comic Book creator Mike McKone known for his run on Marvel’s Exiles and Fantastic Four as well as DC Comics’ Teen Titans decided to attack comic book fans specifically those identifying with ComicsGate.

McKone, who is currently doing covers for Dynamite Comics’ Dejah Thoris and Miss Fury, took to Twitter to wish ComicsGate supporters would die from “dick cancer.”

A number of fans and customers would make it clear they would not be purchasing anything from McKone in the future.

While others would point out that McKone’s Tweet could easily be viewed as misogynistic.

Others would condemn McKone for making light of cancer.

McKone would double down on his Tweet claiming a bunch of “sweaty white dudes” were mad at him.

He would also insinuate he received death threats following the Tweet.

DC Comics writer Jeff Parker, who has been helming their Future Quest series, would weigh in on McKone’s original Tweet.

Interestingly enough, Parker was just recently supporting a GoFundMe to help a man named Rodney who is suffering from Bladder cancer.

Jeff Parker Cancer Retweet

McKone’s threat against ComicsGate is the latest in an ever-growing list of comic book professionals who appear to be reacting extremely negatively as they see the comic book industry dying in front of them.

But not only are they seeing the industry’s sales declining, they are also seeing the wild success of Ethan Van Sciver, Jon Malin, Diversity & Comics, Mitch Breitweiser, Alterna Comics, Timothy Lim, Jon Del Arroz, Mike S. Miller and others find success on IndieGoGo by treating their fans and customers with respect and dignity.

Treating customers and fans with dignity and respect appears to be a winning message for ComicsGate creators and fans affiliate with movement. If only other professionals would get the hint, I’m sure the comic book industry could easily be turned around and revitalized!

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