Jimmy knew at an early age that he had special powers. He figured that out pretty quickly when he touched poor Frankie Malone, who ended up flying fifty yards across the playground during a simple game of tag in the first grade. Once he learned that he came from a family of superheroes, Jimmy was eager to battle for justice. He would get the chance to join the Explorers, a superhero group made up of fellow students from Hudson, to battle the evil Dr. Nasty and his Legion of Trouble.
However, Jimmy would have more to do than simply fight evil and save Wendy, Hudson’s beautiful homecoming queen, who was kidnapped along with other students by Dr. Nasty. Jimmy would have to spend as much time saving his brother, Chuck. Chuck, who mistakenly thought he was a superhero, and who seemed to have a major crush on every girl at Hudson, got himself into a number of predicaments. It just goes to show that it’s not easy being a kid superhero, even for somebody like Kid Terrific.