The first four-issue story arc of the Energize comic series.
- Energize (Series 1)
One night a young man named Michael Callahan walked home with his girlfriend Misty O'Connell. Unbeknownst to the couple, an alien satellite, The Oracle, hovered over them with the very essence of a killed deity. The Satellite's mission was clear. To collect the deity's essence and piece him back together, but with so much of the young deity lost, a body would be needed to complete the reconstruction. Zoning in on Michael the satellite shot him and began the transfusion. Michael would have been gone forever, completely replaced by the alien diety had it not been for a chance strike of lightning hitting the persistant satellite. This interrupted the transfusion and what more, infused Michael with the lightning as well. Clearly in pain, the elder brother of Michael's friend, Charlie, ran out to see what had happened. Despite Michael's warnings that he couldn't control the power, Ray approached him. Michael cried out but it was too late. Ray was disintegrated along with two houses.
Ashamed, terrified, and confused, Michael ran away from his unconscious girlfriend and charred dead friend before he could cause any more damage. He spent the next 10 years as a boxer trying to learn to control his powers. When at last he felt he had gained control over his powers Michael put on a costume and began work as a super hero under the name of Energize. He had not been in the job two months when a business leader, Flint Chegwin began to manipulate him. Using knowledge bestowed upon him by the same Satellite which granted Energize his powers, Chegwin created a device which allowed him to control Energize's powers. Then, utilizing his influence over the media, he began to make the people fear Energize calling him a menace who was bound to use his powers to conquer. When Energize began to fight back, Chegwin revealed his trump card. Saroth, the brother and murderer of Prince Quinn of Evos, the alien entity now infused with Energize. After a near death experience, all that had happened to Michael, how he gained his powers, and what his powers all became clear to him and soon Saroth, the Satellite, and Chegwin were all defeated, but Chegwin had one final trick up his sleeve. After he had escaped without a trace his assistant became adament that it was Energize who had killed him. Though Energize had faith in the people his faith proved false as the Heroes Unite initiative placed a price on his head to be captured and brought to justice.