As we've seen so far, the stories affiliated with the Golden Age Daredevil get no points for subtlety, but lots of props for good intentions. The Daredevil Battles Hitler special was no exception:
It really isn't so much Daredevil Battles Hitler as it is Daredevil and a Bunch of Other Characters I Haven't Heard of Until Now Slapping Hitler Around in Ways of Which We All Dream, but that certainly isn't a complaint.
For once, Daredevil actually appears in a comic with his name on it, and appears in nearly every story, like this one with Lance Hale:
Yes, every story was pretty much a reworking of that basic idea, but I'm sure it was nice to see that at the time. Heck, I enjoy seeing it now. I, for one, would buy a Daredevil Battles The Republican Tea Party special with similar content.
But since I'm me, I also found a way to put two unrelated panels together in a way that is uncomfortable for all of us:
Okay, I'm not saying that was my proudest moment, but you at least smiled a little. Don't try and tell me you didn't. These are the kinds of shenanigans that keep this little blog fun house from winning awards, so show a little appreciation.
The last feature of the book actually gave a mini-biography of Hitler. And by mini, I mean "Pretty much starting up from when he rose to power and his name became synonymous with psychopathic mass-murdering a-hole." I resisted posting panels from it, because I think the History Channel already gives him more attention than he deserves.
But I found this interesting:
I would have guessed "executed," but we all know he took the coward's way out. Still, they kind of backed off a little there by suggesting other alternatives.
I found this in a regular issue of Daredevil, and I was amused by it:
Psychological Manipulation.... The Building Blocks of True Romance
Yes, women are funny and it is painfully true that you never know if you are making the right move or not. But I loved the notion that you can use "psychology to work for you" and you can "win her over."
Guys, this is my public service for the day: You can't win a girl over. You just can't. She either likes you "that way" or she does not like you "that way." Class dismissed.
See you tomorrow!