In the early part of the 21st Century a strange energy wave from space bombarded the eastern seaboard of North America and parts of Western Europe. In its wake came the emergence of the first true superhumans. Heroes like Pulsar and the other members of the Protectors battle evil and defend the planet from all manner of threats. Five years later something has triggered new surge of super-powered beings to emerge. Who will be the heroes and villains of this Second Wave?