Silver Age Daredevil was something of a blind MacGyver in tights. He made his own stuff, whether it was sewing his own costume (by hand, no less) or inserting micro-circuitry into his billy club. However, the panel below, from Daredevil #19, by Stan Lee and John Romita, makes me worry for his safety. If he’s got sharp pieces of metal wire in his glove, what other pieces of random paraphernalia does he carry around on his body? Sand paper in his underwear? Note also his usual Silver Age habit of bragging to the readers about his expertise in whatever happened to be the requisite skill of the issue. Picking locks? I’m not so sure I’d be bragging about that one.
Description: Sitting outside a locked door, Daredevil pulls out a small metal wire, and explains to the reader: “No sounds from behind the door… Not even a heartbeat! The store is empty! But, a locked door can’t keep Daredevil out… Not while I carry a flexible metal prong in my glove! Between my super-sensitive touch, and my hyper-keen hearing, picking a lock is child’s play for me! The sounds of falling tumblers seem as sharp as thunderclaps!”