Exclusive: Mark Waid's 18 Tips For Creating a Fake Republican Parody Twitter Account

Exclusive: Mark Waid’s 18 Tips For Creating a Fake Republican Parody Twitter Account

Posted by December 3, 2016 Comment

When we last checked in with Champions writer Mark Waid, he was feeling a little down after Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, as were we all. After seeing some of his colleagues vow to avoid conventions in “red states” – states that voted for Trump – for the next four years, Waid decided he would attend those cons, but he would use his privilege to create safe spaces there. It seemed like a productive way to deal with his grief. But what has the 54-year-old industry veteran been up to since then?

Nearly a month later, and Waid appears to have made his way past denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, reaching the rarely achieved sixth stage of grief: Twitter flame warring. It all began with some replies to the President Elect.

Unfortunately, Waid and Kiala’s budding friendship was soon interrupted by a rude Trump supporter, Gregg “Greg” Lane:

If you thought Waid was going to put up with this, you must not know him very well. Waid fired back in a series of focused tweets that would eventually lead to one of the most important contributions a comic book creator has ever given human civilization, and yes, we are taking into account Grant Morrison’s Watchmen and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel movie.

Inspired by the glory of Twitter battle, over the next several hours, Waid put together a comprehensive list of 18 essential tips. We’re all familiar with Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work

wally_woods_22_panels

In a similar vein to that, here are Mark Waid’s 18 Tips for Creating a Fake-Repub Parody Twitter Account:

https://twitter.com/3tsand2ms/status/804908598233100288

https://twitter.com/Wordbeast/status/804911307770183680

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804913787388260352

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804916839109234688

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804917335601664001

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804917895260229632

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804917895260229632

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804918432793788416

https://twitter.com/darrellfholmes/status/804918750701096960

As it turned out, he still had a little bit more left…

So there you have it. Mark Waid’s 18 Tips for Creating a Fake-Repub Parody Twitter Account. Be sure to put them to good use.

UPDATE: You know what we just realized? Waid never posted #17. What is it? Anyone have any guesses?

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A prophecy says that in the comic book industry's darkest days, a hero will come to lead the people through a plague of overpriced floppies, incentive variant covers, #1 issue reboots, and super-mega-crossover events.

Scourge of Rich Johnston, maker of puns, and seeker of the Snyder Cut, Jude Terror, sadly, is not the hero comics needs right now... but he's the one the industry deserves.

(Last Updated December 3, 2016 10:31 am )

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