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'Amazing Spider-Man' writer Dan Slott receives death threats

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Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott has revealed that he has received death threats over the comic's controversial final storyline.

Some readers have reacted angrily to the game-changing plotline currently playing out in the series's final issues, posting abuse directed at the scribe on Twitter.

Amazing Spider-Man #700 Olivier Coipel variant cover

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Dan Slott

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"Death threats and threats of violence are being reported. Insults and vulgarity are being blocked. Not criticism. Please be civil. Thank you," he wrote on the microblogging site.

Slott even warned a specific user that he is planning to take legal action against him, but insisted that he has not been "rattled" by the backlash.

"Thanks. I know who you are. I have a screen cap. You live in the US. That's illegal and NOT covered under free speech. Expect legal action," he added.

"No. Not rattled at all. I'm middle aged and out of shape. I can't take someone in a fight. But I CAN sue them. Till it hurts. So worth it."

The reports follow the news that Amazing Spider-Man #700's ending had leaked onto torrent websites ahead of its December 26 release.

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