So, I'm checking out some Public Domain comics, and I'm reading the old Daredevil series. It's good Golden Age fun, but it's hard to come up with panels because most of these are microfiche.
But I can't ignore any character named Daredevil, can I? No, that would just be wrong.
Daredevil was cool in that he had an inexplicably unlimited supply of boomerangs and a spiked belt. Either one of those things are cool, but together they are bitchin'.
If you learn nothing else, learn this:
When Tonia comes to your house in the middle of the night, you probably shouldn't open the door.
Hey! What did I just say?
This is what happens when people don't listen to me. They get strangled. That's right - Every time someone doesn't listen to me, they end up getting strangled. So pay attention.
And while I hate to judge people by their appearance:
I'm pretty sure Parks has issues. I'm a little surprised no one else is noticing.
Hey! It's Nightro! You know a character is going to be awesome when his name is mis-spelled on the cover, which it was in the previous issue:
It's understandable that someone thought "Nitro" was the right way to spell it. See, back before texting and before someone thought substituting "z"'s for "s"'s was some bit of urban badassery, deliberately mis-spelling things so that people wouldn't realize you couldn't spell anything if your life depending on it wasn't so common, as people generally tried to speak and write as if they had actually read a book once in their lives.
I don't think I'd ever really heard of Nightro before, but he was basically a much less cool version of Dr. Mid-Nite, right down to the "I'm blind but I can see using these dark goggles" gimmick. And make no mistake, it's the exact same gimmick. Put a crescent moon on his hood, and you've got Dr. Mid-Nite, only Nightro had a dog while Dr. Mid-Nite had Blackout Bombs. Still, if DC sued the publishers of Captain Marvel because they thought Cap was too similar to Superman (which wasn't the case because Cap is awesome and Superman sucks), I'm surprised they let that one go.
See you Monday!