Air Man (Dr. Drake Stephens)

The Religious Affiliation of
Air Man
Dr. Drake Stephens

Religion: obsessed with birds CBR Scale: M

Name: Air Man

Alter Ego: Dr. Drake Stephens

Other Names: The Airman; Drake Stevens

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Centaur Publications

First Appearance: Keen Detective Funnies #23 (Aug. 1940): "Air Man"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (modern) Protectors #1 (Sep. 1992): "When Heroes Gather"

Creators: George Kapitan, Harry Sahle

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 25

Teams/Affiliations: Protectors

Enemy of: Captain Klegg

Ally: Professor Claude Stevens

Gender: male

Text from now-defunct "Who's Who in the Protectors" webpage previously available at

Real Name: Drake Stephens
Known Relatives: unnamed father (deceased)
Group Affiliation: Protectors
Source of Powers: His costume
Powers/Abilities: made a costume out of his love for birds. His costume allows him to fly w/a pair of huge wings. He also wears a utility belt of sorts that stores all manner of devices.

First Appearance: Golden Age-Keen Detective Comics #23 (Centaur Comics), Revived in 1992 by Malibu in Protectors #1

History: While studying birds in 1939, Dr. Stevens father was killed at sea by Captain Klegg. He donned a personal flying suit that he had been designing (with which to better study his birds) and became Air Man. He added a utility belt filled with useful weaponry. As Air Man he defeated Captain Klegg and numerous other mystery villains.

List of Appearances: Protectors #1-20, Airman #1, Ferret #7

Air Man (Dr. Drake Stephens) Air Man (Dr. Drake Stephens)

This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Keen Detective Funnies #23 (Aug. 1940): "Air Man" (lead character)
Protectors #1 (Sep. 1992): "When Heroes Gather"

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