And one of the best ways to do that? Let's re-gadgetify Daredevil's billy club!! Because back in ye olden days, it was nay so much just a billy club as a James Bond gadget full of Q-developed gimmicks.
Take, for example, Fantastic Four #40 (1965). Dr. Doom is trying to hunt down a depowered FF, and to that end he's taken control of one of Reed's inventions, the unmanned flying spy drone:
Well, Daredevil is no pushover like Taliban militiamen or Mexican drug lords--he knows how to deals with this--to the billy club!!
Yes, Daredevil had a sniper rifle concealed in his billy club!!! Shades of From Russia With Love!!
Have we ever seen this again?? Couldn't Matt Murdock have used something like this against Bullseye??
But we're not done yet. Later, inside the Baxter Building, Doom is about to nail DD with shrapnel from a self-destructing rocket-probe thingie:
Great Scott, is there anything the guy didn't have built in there? A pogo stick? Shark repellant?
So please, Mark Waid, take a lesson from Stan and Jack--enough nihilistic overkill. Make Daredevil fun again. At least let Matt Murdock smile once in awhile! And give him toys!!