Did you know there was once a comic devoted to photography and superhero snappers? I didn’t — until our resident vintage camera expert, William Fagan, pointed me in the direction of a website which is a veritable treasure trove of flashbacks to all manner of esoteric subjects. Quite apart from this one article, you’ll find lots to feast on.
Camera Comics flourished and died within a very short period of time between 1944 and 1946. Nonetheless, the series had its full complement of action heroes whose sole weapon of war or persuasion was the humble camera.
Spearheaded by Linda Lens, Woman Photographer and Kid Click, Teenage Photographer, the collection of superheroes included Bob Scott USN, Crash Photographer, Jim Lane, Insurance Investigator and others including Grey Comet. Eastman Kodak appears to have had a finger in the pie as you will notice when you start reading.