Real Name: Grant Brewster
Powers/Special Skills: none
Special Weapons/Tools/Armor: rocket-propelled boots; artificial wings
Affiliations: U.S. Government
Other Aliases: none
The very concept of Airman was developed by the federal government in an attempt to rally support by Americans of the Vietnam War. They wanted to create an icon that represented American courage, justice, strength, and fairness. Aging, nearly forgotten Hollywood actor Grant Brewster was hired to portray the hero, who flew into action over cities foreign and domestic. Bogus footage of Airman fighting Viet Cong soldiers aired on every news channel, his masked face was plastered on posters across the nation, and made grinning appearances before crowds. All in all, the persona of Airman did little to improve American patriotism. However, people seemed to like Airman and so when the war finally ended, Grant was given the chance to continue on as Airman, but as a true hero instead of just as a phony figurehead. He happily agreed, and fought evil the world over in the name of the U.S. for many years, until he finally became simply too old to continue. He hung up his rocket boots and wings and retired to the tropical town of Crescent, where he lives to this day.