The year is 1999 and a young Stanley Kane is just about to start high school when he discovers something that gives him great powers. With these powers Stanley becomes the first superhero the world has ever seen. Early in his life he believes he is blessed with these powers but finds that his life is not as simple as a comic book. You follow Stanley's life as he fights crime in his small town, fails to prevent the events of 9/11, and is expected to end a war all by himself. With Great Power captures the reality of being a superhero in a realistic world.