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?

Here’s the link: “Angar and Loathing in San Francisco: Steve Gerber’s Daredevil #99-107”

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!

Christine Hanefalk

Christine Hanefalk

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Christine is a die-hard Daredevil fan who launched The Other Murdock Papers in 2007 to share her passion for Matt Murdock and his friends with other fans.

5 comments

  1. Thanks for the links. Been a long time since I read that post…lol

    That blog is a blast to write. The internet is so funny.

    “Christine
    30-year-old woman, Swedish, research engineer (genetics), translator, history buff, amateur cook, extrovert, DD fan, and not as geeky as you’d think. “

    Quite a combo, Christine. You definitely have the tools to be a troll. Keep up the good work….lol

  2. Well, thank you troll! (Let’s hope you checked the email follow-up box so you actually come back to read this…).

    When I read that post, I initially thought I might be a “post whore,” but then I realized I don’t quite fit that category either. I don’t include nearly enough smilies in my posts.

    As for being a troll… Not exactly something I aim for. I think I might come across as something of a know-it-all sometimes, but I try to go the extra mile to be nice and friendly when I gently inform people that they’re wrong. “That’s stupid” isn’t sophisticated enough for me. LOL

  3. haha…This post shows up on my dashboard for my Wrodpress blog as a link so I figured I’d come back and look. I always forget to check e-mail boxes. I even have plugins on my sites to directly reply to people by e-mail as well and write my comments on my blog from e-mail, but I never use it. A lot of plugins I don’t use…I have more blogs than I can count.

    Trolling is pretty childish. I’m a bit of a “retired” troll myself. I like to observe people online more than anything now.

    I’m about your age so being a troll still would be sort of silly. I’m probably a know-it-all now too actually because I read so much, but every once in a while I have to take things a little less seriously when people get too full of themselves.

    Genetics researcher must be rewarding work. Fascinating area of science. Do you have a blog that discusses that aspect of your life as well?

  4. The links are great. Just reminds me of someone we’ve dealt with recently ;D.

    There’s a point where, one just sits down and watches the troll (or the tough guy) just trying to catch his tail like a little puppy, going over and over over the same thing.

    That’s almost cute, but only almost

  5. I just came across this website through random googling. I was a Marvel-addict back in the ’70s, and those Gerber issues were my main introduction to the character and as I was just really getting into the whole Marvel universe, including the FF & Spidey (Romita-era) reprints, the utter bizarreness and even inappropriateness (as noted by DD himself at one point) of some of Gerber’s DD stories wasn’t at all apparant to me. Matter of fact, it was from this run that I first began to appreciate Gerber’s sense of humor, including his “Gerber Curse” essay which was inadvertantly printed backwards in the letters pages!

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