Doctor Charles McNider, was
the earliest blind superhero, predating Marvel Comics' Daredevil by more
than two decades. According to Wikipedia:
thought his days as a surgeon were over until one day, as he was recovering, an
owl crashed through his window (reminiscent of the incident that inspired Batman
to dress as a bat). Taking off the bandages that were covering his eyes, he found
that he could see, but only in perfect darkness. Using his newfound ability, he
developed a special visor that let him see in light and "blackout bombs" that
block out all light, and used these to fight crime.
All-Star Comics #8 /Dec. 1941
Cover Art by Everett E. Hibbard
Dr. Mid-Nite joins the JSA!
|He adopted the owl, named him Hooty, and appointed him as his "sidekick". He later joined the Justice Society of America [in All-Star Comics #8, Dec. 1941]"|