Yeah, we're still jumping by leaps and bounds. The next available issue was Daredevil #40.
What I notice about this title is that it genuinely means well. It tries to address pertinent social issues of the day whilst keeping the kids entertained, kind of like the Fat Albert show back in my day. Hey, Fat Albert was also a comic! I need to track those down.
Meanwhile, let's talk like a 1940's drunk:
I know I shouldn't think it's awesome, but I totally do.
I also notice that after The Little Wise Guys came along, the emphasis was definitely taken off DD. Only when you needed a grown-up to act as an unlicensed attorney in a court proceeding on behalf of a minor getting tried as an adult would he show up. Thusly:
While this probably would have been great reading for my grandmother, who enjoyed herself some Perry Mason and Matlock, I have to think that young boys reading a comic book to see fighting would have been pretty disappointed. When the only person who isn't seen throwing a punch or using a weapon in the whole story is the guy wearing the costume, something just ain't quite right.
In the next story, The Little Wise Guys go to camp for some reason. They probably went to get away from Daredevil, who apparently said what he wished The Little Wise Guys would say. Thusly:
We should all do that as a form of self-affirmation. If someone doesn't have enough enthusiasm at seeing us, we should just say it ourselves. "Honey, you're home! My life is now worth living again!"
Well, here is something different:
A sundial wrist watch? Someone explain to me in the comments how that was a reliable timepiece, because I'm at a loss. If it works, I'm going to get into the sundial wrist watch business because all the tree-hugging college kids would eat it with a spoon.
And for some reason, there was a section on this:
Do you have any idea how cheezed I would be if they took up space in a comic I purchased with the basics of table tennis? If I wanted to learn something, I certainly wouldn't be reading comics, now would I?
And what kind of a random thing is this? At least show me how to throw a boomerang like Daredevil did. I hope you can live with yourselves, Doug Cartland and Harry Cook!
See you tomorrow!