Air Man. Professor Claude Stevens, a renowned ornithologist, is senselessly murdered. His son Drake is outraged and gets no justice from the police. So Drake puts together a costume consisting of a pair of gas-filled wings, a jet-pack, and some bombs, and goes hunting for criminals. He has no superpowers, but between his wings (the gas filling them is lighter-than-air) and his jet pack he can fly, and his bombs and guns allow him to kill most anything. His enemies include pirates who use a “Ghost Ship.” Air Man appears in stories with titles like “On the High Seas.”

First Appearance: Keen Detective Funnies #23 (Centaur), Aug. 1940. 4 appearances, 1940. Created by George Kapitan and Harry Sahle.









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