A fine example of comics dealing with social awareness issues. Jimmy’s crippled and on crutches, which has ruled him out of playing baseball. However, not one to let a little thing like that stop him, he’s become the scorekeeper instead. So inspired, Fred finds a way to turn his lack of sporting prowess into a positive — and becomes a sports reporter instead. Those that can, do; those that can’t, report. Or something. A powerful message nonetheless. Back in the day comics were full of these kinds of one-pagers highlighting various issues of concern. This one comes from World’s Finest Comics # 102 (June 1959). Art by Bernard Bailey

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