1944. In the waning days of World War II, at the dawn of the nuclear age, super-powered beings are emerging from the shadows of conflict, beginning with the arrival of the Artificial Man. The United States government has a plan to turn these beings into heroes. Too bad nobody told the heroes.
The breaking point. The gruesome murder of a hero and a cutting betrayal spark the beginning of the end. One hero departs in anger, one hero decides it's up to him to end the war alone and one is assigned to stop that from happening. The stage is set for the end of the first Golden Age.