The year is 1955. The Second World War and the Atlantean Invasion of Britain are over, and the world yearns for peace. Mankind has taken its first steps in harnessing the power of the atom, and the future seems limitless. Superpowered beings have become even more powerful, with many eclipsing all but the mightiest heroes of the last decade. But the threats facing them have grown more terrible as well. A monster from a forgotten age, awakened before the wars, grows into its terrifying adulthood. Evil masterminds continue to pervert the blessings of science into mad schemes of world domination. And from unknowable depths of time and space, jealous eyes view the blue jewel called Earth…and scheme.