Rags was one of the kids running around the streets trying to survive. For Rags this was difficult as he was blind and partially crippled. One day the man only known as the Old Man took Rags and two other kids, Johnny and Story, to the Graveyard of Forgotten Heroes. At the graveyard the three kids robbed some of the graves taking some of the superhero's equipment. Among the graves Johnny and Story found Mr. Lion's bandages which they took. The bandages could heal wounds and when Rags put on the bandages his sight was restored and he was able to move as a normal person .
For weeks the Old Man trained Rags and his two friends in using their equipment at the cemetery. The kids were instructed to wear masks, as what they were doing was not for personal glory. Finally one day Johnny had enough of the training and the three kids went back into the town where they fought the B.T.L. successfully .
The bandages Rags are wearing have healing properties allowing Rags to heal both him and others. The rags have also been used as a sling on occasions.
Foot Soldiers (vol. 1) #1 (1996)
Michael Avon Oeming
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1: Foot Soldiers (vol. 1) #1