At this point it has to be a flaw in the mentality of the comic person. Left or right, group or not, artist or fan, there seems to be a common denominator of completely unsociable asshole that permeates through the comic industry.
Nothing exemplifies this pattern more than what we see in the Disney+ 616 episode about Dan Slott, where the editorial and him continue “joking” about how they can’t hit deadlines, spend time screwing around on Twitter instead of working. If any normal environment or job had this on film, the person would be fired.
Slott’s attitude through the years has also been one of intentionally riling up fans into anger, and then attacking them as if they’re some kind of plebians for getting mad. It’s a cycle.
And it happens at the lowest levels of the pecking order just as much. There’s the big tendency to be snide and “well actually” someone. Just this weekend someone attempted to pick at me several times through different words and actions (not going to identify the gamma to give attention), but constructed in a way where he could provide “deniability” to it. “What I was just trying to ______” feigning innocence, when he knows very well what he’s doing, which is concern trolling the target.
This is what gets done constantly in comic realms on the internet, and it’s obnoxious. There seems no way around it because no matter what circle you get into, no matter the cause or the books/creators involved, it always becomes exactly this shit show.
It’s really tough to want to stay engaged at all in comics because of this, but for the love of the medium and the craft. There’s gotta be a better way.