James was a baseball player with tremendous speed he would often turn singles to doubles and doubles to triple just on raw speed. James got his name because instead of going to the Majors he went to college and majored in engineering. James was a track and field star as well and landed him on Sports Illustrated dubbed "The boy most likely to succeed" a nick name James was not found of. On his biggest day a drunk driver Carl Crenshaw took James legs and forced him to his back up in engineering to make his living. And boy did he as he developed a brand of prosthetics called cheetahs made him a millionaire at twenty two.
Calamity was created by Matt Fraction
and Barry Kitson
in 2007 and first appeared in The Order
Mayor Story Arcs
Working for The Order
James was one of the recruits for the 50 State Initiative and was soon brought over to become a teammember of the superhero group known as The Order. There he found his place in the team as the team's speedster. James, being a very emotional guy did have trouble with some of the missions they went on however. He had trouble killing Russian soldiers that where in preserved sleep that where controlling an A-bomb.
Some months later, during the events of Fear Itself, commander Steve Rogers informs Prodigy of the unknown meteors that have fallen from the heavens and mass panic is on the horizon. Rogers asks Prodigy to gather heroes on a volunteer basis to help keep the peace and lead a new Initiative where there is no forced conscription or registration. Prodigy agrees to become the leader of the new Initiative and most of the former Initiative members including Calamity gather in Washington DC.
With his cheetah prosthetics Calamity is extremely fast, he also has other gear courtesy of stark enterprises.