Although it has not been confirmed, this reporter suspects that the official Twitter account for best-selling comics writer Matt Fraction was taken over by a either a teenager or a Nigerian spambot. Fraction, whose work includes Hawkeye, Casanova, Fantastic Four, Sex Criminals, and the much beloved and highly-acclaimed Fear Itself, is a professional writer with a mastery of grammar, spelling, puncuation, and syntax.
Take this recent panel from FF, for example (courtesy of our friends at Bleeding Cool).
Notice the complete sentence structure, the usage of proper puncuation and capitalization, and the overall coherency. This is a wordsmith at the top of his game. Now compare it to this random sampling of Tweets from Fraction's official Twitter account.
one big room full of kate bishops— BUTT STUFF WEREWOLF (@mattfraction) January 22, 2014
i thought about baseball nine times today— BUTT STUFF WEREWOLF (@mattfraction) January 22, 2014
i just want a drug that'll make me want to dance, and stab my mom, and cut off my dick and hang out a window screaming. know what i mean?— BUTT STUFF WEREWOLF (@mattfraction) January 17, 2014
fauxbocop lookin like he's got an e-cig for a dong— BUTT STUFF WEREWOLF (@mattfraction) January 15, 2014
Notice the rampant punctuation, capitalization, and grammatical errors, not to mention a level of incoherent babbling that one only sees in texts from teenagers, Nigerian spambots, or Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol.
More on this story as it develops.
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Elf With a Gun appeared in several Marvel comics of the 70s and 80s, most notably harassing The Defenders and Spider-Man, before being abducted by Steve Gerber for use as a foil against Destroyer Duck. After wandering the wastelands of Forgotten Comic Character Limbo, he hitched a ride on the ThanosCopter and now resides at the Outhouse, bringing his snark, elf hat, pointy shoes, and very big gun to a new generation of comic readers. His Give-A-Fuck quotient is stuck at zero.
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