If you’re wondering about the title of this post, rest assured. Steve Gerber (may he rest in peace) had nothing to do with trolls or trolling. I’m merely trying to squeeze in a couple of different links.
I was sad to hear about Steve Gerber passing away a few weeks ago, long before his time. He seemed like a very nice man and he made many significant contributions to the world of comics. I am not a big fan of his run on Daredevil, however. I thought it was strange and without any real focus. But I did come across this interesting blog post (a couple of years old by now) analyzing Daredevil #99-107 from the perspective of the social climate in San Francisco in the early seventies. It’s always interesting to see how much you may be missing by simply getting hung up on the little details, like wondering just how much LSD Angar the Screamer had given Matt for the delightfully psychedelic Daredevil #100?
Another interesting link I found has less to do with comics – Daredevil or otherwise – and more to do with another interesting phenomenon that both I and my five-six regular readers (hello guys!) have had the opportunity to experience: message board trolling. If you have ever seriously considered becoming a troll, here’s a very funny guide to how you can do just that, called The Art of Trolling. I thought it was hysterical, I hope you enjoy it as well. Another post on the same site is one called The Internet Tough Guy, which explores a related phenomenon.
Okay, that’s it for now. I shall return later on today to post “Volume 2 for Dummies” for all the Daredevil newbies out there who have a hard time figuring out which TPB corresponds to which HC and who wrote what. I was confused about that myself not too long ago when I was new to the character. Have a great one people!