Professor Claude Stevens, a renowned ornithologist, was senselessly murdered. His son Drake was outraged and received no justice from the police. So Drake put together a costume consisting of a pair of gas-filled wings and some bombs and went hunting for criminals. The gas made his wings lighter than air. Later, he added a jet pack that allowed him to travel over long distances at much faster speeds. He also used a gun in several adventures.
A variation on the Original Airman appeared in Malibu comic books Protectors.
Powers & Abilities
Air-Man is in peak human shape, and has gas-operated, giant wings to help him propel through the air. He is also very intelligent, and has various gadgets, such as a claw-like attachment to his arsenal.