"The Single Synapse"
Engineers for Technodyne Industries are testing out a new state-of-the-art hover-tank on an airfield in Manchester, Alabama. However, a group of rival industrialists attempt to sabotage the experiment by firing a heat-seeking missile at the tank. The young speedster known as Impulse arrives on the scene, racing along in a blur of motion. He has no idea what is going on, but is captivated by the presence of the missile. He inadvertently diverts the missile's course, preventing it from striking the hover-tank.