In the midst of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, police scientist Marlon Wells is struck by lightning and splashed by chemicals in a scene eerily reminiscent of the origin story of an old comic-book hero, the Flash. After being astonished to learn he also possesses the same super-speed as his hero, Marlon realizes he must use his powers for good. But with the world on the brink of annihilation, what can even a Speed Demon do?
In a world at war, Crestwood Mall in St. Louis, Missouri, seems like the safest place to be, until a team of Nazi super-villains called Amerika’s Crusaders attacks at the heart of America! The only ones who can stop them are an impromptu team of six young super-heroes! Introducing Flare, Offspring, Spidergirl, the Raven, the Red Bee, and Brainchild — together known as the Young Allies!