Airboy. Davy Nelson is a boy pilot. Nelson’s father is a scientist with the government and Nelson’s friend, Martier the monk, designed a special, bat-winged plane. The friend died when the plane crashed. Davy inspects the wreckage, discovers what went wrong, fixes it, and then, wearing the costume of Martier (which was handed down through generations since the French Revolution) uses the plane to fight evil and the Axis threat during World War Two. After the war there are Communists and other monsters to be fought. Airboy has no powers, but he is a skilled pilot and his plane, "Birdie," is the superior of any other in the world. Airboy is sometimes helped by the Valkyrie and the Heap. Airboy fights everything from Germans and Japanese to alien invaders, encounters Lost Race Mayans, Mad Scientists, the Mechanical Pirate, the Living Fuse, giant insects, and the occultist Zzed (a recurring villain) along the way. He appears in stories with titles like “The Four Horsemen,” “The Crabmen of Paris,” and “The Viking Chief’s Hydro Sub.”
First Appearance: Air Fighters Comics #2 (Hillman), Nov 1942. 100+ appearances, 1942-1953. Created by Charles Biro, Dick Wood and Al Camy.
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