When Johnny was a kid, his mother tried to get the B.T.L. to take him in and take care of him. Instead of being taken in, he ran away and his mother was killed by the B.T.L. leaving Johnny on the streets trying to survive .
One day the man only known as the Old Man took Johnny and two other kids, Rags and Story, to the Graveyard of Forgotten Heroes. At the graveyard the three kids robbed some of the graves taking some of the superhero's equipment. Among the graves Johnny found a pair of antigravity boots, which he took .
For weeks the Old Man trained Johnny and his two friends in using their equipment at the cemetery. The kids were instructed to wear masks, as what they were doing was not for personal glory. Finally one day Johnny had enough of the training and the three kids went back into the town where they fought the B.T.L. successfully .
Johnny wears a pair of antigravity boots.
Foot Soldiers (vol. 1)#1 (1996)
Michael Avon Oeming
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