What’s this, you ask? Two phone-related wacky powers back to back? Why yes! Some of you may recall Wacky power #18 which saw Matt perform a physically impossible trick over the phone. It turns out that this is not the only piece of telephone magic Matt has stored up his sleeve. He can also tell when the phone is about to ring. And we’re talking seconds before it’s about to ring. Below is a scene from Daredevil #184, by Frank Miller.
Now, I seem to remember from my childhood, when everyone had those old-fashioned phones with a dial on them, that you could occasionally hear a buzz coming from the phone just before the ringing tone, but that would be in conjunction with the main signal, not seconds before it. Which begs the question of what exactly Matt is hearing here. Electrons moving through the wire? Hm, sounds pretty wacky to me. 😉