A devastating nuclear accident in the Soviet Union puts an immediate halt to the Cold war and the United States is forced to re-allocate its significant-but-suddenly-unnecessary defense funds and nuclear resources into something less specious than the arms race in the wake of massive anti-nuke sentiment. So, the government decides to look into positive applications, bolstered by studies concluding that exposure to specific frequencies of radiation could affect the human body in suuuuperhuman ways. Of course, the good intentions of the director of the experiment find themselves encroached by the greedy and the malcontent and the program finds itself with some figurative and literal monsters to battle with. And of course, certain shadowy elements of the disgraced USSR remain bent on re-establishing the tenuous old balance of power.
How's that for a back cover blurb.
I was basically trying to throw in everything I like (superheroes, monsters, special agents) into an alt-universe backdrop where everything can --and will-- go wrong. Should be fun.