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Camera Comics: Awesome Comic Books from the 1940s

Between July 1944 and 1946, the U.S. Camera Publishing Company published a comic book titled “Camera Comics” in an attempt to get kids interested in the growing hobby of photography. Covers showed pilots pointing huge cameras out of planes and baddies getting whacked with cameras.

In addition to the story found in each issue involving characters like “Linda Lens” and “Kid Click”, the comic books also included short biographies of famous photographers like Eadweard Muybridge, and “how-to” articles for things like building a pistol grip for your camera:

You can download the issues over at the Digital Comic Museum (registration is required). Why don’t kids these days have comics this awesome?

(via Accidental Mysteries via Photojojo)