Created by: Sam Glanzman
(his first published work at age 16, Sam provided story, art, and lettering for $7.50 per page)

First Appearance: Spitfire Comics #1 (August 1941)

Secret Identity: Clip Foster

Clip Foster is a heavyweight boxer who is shrunk to fly size by his father, an inventor, and scientist. Before the process is reversed, gangsters enter the lab and kill Clip’s father. They also knock over acid, which burns and disfigures Clip’s face. He swears revenge and designs a costume for himself that includes working wings.

Fly Man is a professional athlete is in top physical condition; he maintains his full physical strength at fly size.