Douglas Ernst, a blogger who promises “bareknuckled conservatism mixed with pop-culture,” wasn’t too impressed with recent developments in Superior Spider-Man:
Readers could have had an instance where Doc Ock killed while in Peter’s body in a way that left even Peter haunted by the fact that the right thing was done in an impossible situation. Pete would have forever asked himself: “What would I have done?” Instead, everything is clearly spelled out: Doctor Octopus did the wrong thing because he executed a defenseless man without a trial by jury… After six issues of the Superior Spider-Man, it is more apparent than ever that the decision to kill off The Amazing Spider-Man in the manner Mr. Slott did was not worth the cost in good will towards Marvel. For every interesting morsel readers are given to chew on, there are mouthfuls of spoiled stale ideas that remind them why “Superior” is vastly inferior to its predecessor.
Dan Slott didn’t react well:
You are an IDIOT.
I’m not saying that BECAUSE you are a Conservative Blogger.
Everyone is entitled to their own political beliefs.
I’m saying that BECAUSE you, specifically– independent of the fact you’re a Conservative Blogger– ARE an idiot.
When someone’s beliefs/ideologies/presuppositions BLIND them to their own hypocrisies– WHEREVER those beliefs/ideologies/presuppositions lie– CONSERVATIVE, LIBERAL, or WHAT-HAVE-YOU– THOSE PEOPLE (like yourself) ARE COMPLETE AND UTTER IDIOTS.
You are NOT a rational, thinking human being. You’re an idiot who’s had their brain removed and filled with the pap/preconceived-notions/rhetoric/propaganda/talking-points of others.
There is no talking, conversing, or reasoning with you. Enjoy your idiocy by yourself and those stupid enough to endure it, you brain dead ideologue.
There is more on both sides, especially regarding a side-snark Ernst made about Superior apparently not selling well in his neck of the woods because he could find the last couple of issues of the series – I suspect his mind may be blown by comic stores that have back issues of all the major books available – and Slott’s response to that, but it doesn’t matter; by responding to him in such an overblown manner, Slott has given Ernst just what he wanted, as evidenced by a new post on Ernst’s site:
It says something about a guy who thinks that because he writes the word ‘idiot’ multiple times and uses the caps lock key then what he’s saying must be true… Dan’s argument boils down to: “idiot-idiot-idiot-idiot-stupid-brain dead.” And yet, I’m supposedly the one who is “not rational”? Good one, Dan.
“Don’t feed the trolls” is a well-known Internet mantra for good reason. But maybe we should offer an amended version to some comic creators: “Don’t feed the trolls exactly what they want from you, like massively over-reacting to a bad review by calling the reviewer an idiot multiple times, for the love of Pete.”