Get in on the ground floor for all-new Airboy from Chuck Dixon and Dalibor Talajic

Promotional art for the new Airboy, coming in 2019, by Chuck Dixon and Dalibor Talajic. Art by Dalibor Talajic

Promotional art for the new Airboy, coming in 2019, by Chuck Dixon and Dalibor Talajic. Art by Dalibor Talajic

Chuck Dixon, acclaimed comic book writer known for his work on such titles as The ‘Nam, Nightwing, Punisher and Batman, will return in 2019 to write new issues of Airboy.

Created by Charles Biro, Dick Wood and artist Al Camy, Airboy is a fictional aviator hero, published by Hillman Periodicals during the 1940s and 50s.

The new comic from It’s Alive – publishers of Red Range and Voyage to the Deep, among other great titles – will be a continuation of Chick Dixon’s epic 50-issue run on Airboy during the 1980s for Eclipse Comics. But while these new stories do connect to that initial run, a big change is coming through the addition of a new character that will completely change the game.

Who that character might be, and much more, will all be revealed in the upcoming Kickstarter campaign to publish the first new issue of Airboy that, if successful, will be drawn by Croatian artist Dalibor Talajic, whose credits include many Marvel titles – most recently, Foolkiller, with Max Bemis.

“I’m beyond thrilled to bring back such a beloved character in all new adventures,” enthuses publisher Drew Ford.

• Anyone interested in getting on the list for Super Early Bird Specials for the upcoming Kickstarter should send an email to: – or follow Drew Ford on Kickstarter

• It’s Alive in online at 

Find Chuck Dixon on Facebook | Follow Chuck Dixon on Twitter @Dixonverse

• Follow Dalibor Talajic on Twitter @dalibor410


The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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