The Running Guy is a character in The Tick.
The Running Guy first met The Tick under less-than-ideal circumstances. He had hired The Red Scare to fight him (and lose, obviously) to boost his reputation as a superhero, but The Tick got to The Red Scare first, and defeated him.
Years later, he was recruited by Paul the Samurai to help stop the ninjas from reconstructing the Thorn of Oblivion. When the ninjas were defeated, the participating superheroes decided to form a new supergroup. He initially wanted no part of it. When he heard about the chances for extra publicity, he changed his mind and decided to stick around.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
The Running Guy has super-speed that is described to make him "faster than 10 men."