Over 40 years ago, mild-mannered scientist Gilbert Graham became The Standard, the world's first real life superhero. When he retired, Alex Thomas - formerly The Standard's sidekick, Fabu-Lad - took on the mantle in his place, transforming The Standard from superhero to celebrity. But somewhere amidst all the sponsorship deals and reality TV shows, Alex lost sight of what Gilbert created The Standard to represent. Now, a young girl is missing, and The Standard has promised to find her. Can Alex Thomas become a hero once more? Or does fate have other plans for The Standard?