Airboy, hero of the indie comics skies!

Loved the Airboy series and I’m proud to say I have a complete run of it and its various spinoffs.

Fraser Sherman's Blog

So having written about the Unwritten series last week, I thought I’d tackle a less arty, but still enjoyable series today, Eclipse Comics’ 1986-89 Airboy (I finished up the series last year, using TPBs to fill gaps in my original run).

Airboy was a revival of the hit WW II character, who started in Air Fighters from Hillman and eventually took it over. How could he miss? A teenage boy taking the fight to the Axis in his personal plane, Birdy — and better yet, the plane has wings that flap, making it the most maneuverable thing in the skies (never mind whether it’s aerodynamically sound, the point is it just looks so cool!).

The premise of the Eclipse version is that Davy Nelson Jr. is the son of the original Airboy. His father has always been distant, and Davy doesn’t discover Dad’s true history until after his death. Inevitably…

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One Comment on “Airboy, hero of the indie comics skies!

  1. I was very happy the various TPBs included the Airmaidens, Valkyrie and other spinoffs (except Davy’s appearance in Total Eclipse and I have that). I do need to pick up Airboy vs. the Prowler at some point, but otherwise I have it all.

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