Pinky wears a prototype flying-rig under his clothing, which allows him to fly with poor ability, or at about 60 mph, with a 15-minute time limit on his power source. When the batteries run low, Pinky will float to the ground, with a generally soft landing. The batteries can be recharged with standard house current in 6-8 hours. The harness is based on Nth-metal technology, using the interaction of electro-magnetic forces and the magnetic field of the Earth to provide propulsion and manueverability.
The Squadron of Justice
The youth known as Pinky was born into a well-to-do family just outside of Fawcett City. His father was killed in a traffic accident when the boy was 12 years old. His mother, having never had to deal with monetary problems before, made a series of foolish financial decisions with the family's inheritance. She and her son were forced to move to a much cheaper dwelling in the inner city.
Neither of them was prepared for the environment in which they were living, having been extremely sheltered all of their lives. While his mother attempted to make a living as an unskilled laborer, Pinky found himself dealing with life on the streets. He eventually fell in with the wrong crowd, and became acquainted with a certain Dr. Benson.
Benson was a genius inventor/gadgeteer who sold his inventions to underground criminals, while running an appliance repair shop as a cover. He needed someone to help with the cover business while he devoted himself more to his lab work. Pinky, unaware of Benson's actual business, suggested his mother; she was literate and educated, which most of the local prospects were not. She was hired, and looked after most of the administrative details while Dr. Benson puttered in his workshop/laboratory.
Eventually, Pinky discovered that Dr. Benson didn't actually make his money repairing appliances and home electronics. He realized that most of his business contacts were wanted criminals, and he and his mother determined to do something about it. She contacted attorney Brian Butler, whom she had known socially before her husband's death. Butler was unimpressed with her story. Pinky decided to offer him some sort of proof of what Dr. Benson was up to. He took a pair of experimental flying suits, and showed them to Butler.
Butler went with Pinky and his mother to look at the laboratory for himself. Unknown to any of them, a local mob-boss had arrived to accept delivery of his new flight-suits. When Dr. Benson could not produce the suits, which were still at Butler's office, the mafioso flew into a rage, pulled a gun, and shot him down. Butler crept into the front office and called the police. Before they could arrive, the gunman discovered Pinky and his mother hiding outside the laboratory. The police got there as he was questioning them. A gunfight ensued, in which the crook was shot dead, and the woman killed in the crossfire.
With Dr. Benson, the mob-boss, and Pinky's mother all dead, Brian Butler decided to keep the flying suits, which only he and Pinky knew about. He took Pinky on as his ward, and decided to work to prevent criminals from being allowed to roam free. Their mission is to capture crooks of all kinds and ensure that they get the maximum punishment that the law allows.