Billy Batson is a young orphaned child. He lives in an abandoned building and is terrorized by an older street thug named Lagreen who takes any money Billy gets and beats him if he doesnt cooperate. As Billy sits in his room during a storm, Lagreen barges into his room.<br />Earlier, Billy was enjoying some hot soup with an older homeless man, Talky. Billy sees a man that looks like his father across the street. Billy follows him into the subway. They get on a red and yellow train with a yellow lightning bolt on the side. The train makes a stop and the mystery man tells Billy to get off.