ANTHEM is a darker saga of an alternate Earth, and of the super-heroes who were created to save it. In this world, Pearl Harbor wasn't just an attack by Japanese planes on a sleepy Hawaiian base. It was a full-blown assault on the US West Coast by Imperial Japanese forces spearheaded by a towering monster that could mop up the ocean with Godzilla, and on the East Coast by Nazi shock troops... and ray-firing flying saucers!
Driven back into the American interior, the desperate US survivors spawned Project Anthem, creating a handful of young superheroes, some of whose powers and names reflected the words of The Star-Spangled Banner: Dawns Earlylight, Native American super-archeress Stars & Stripes, two twins with very special abilities Rockets & Redglare, a flaming human rocket BombBurst, a very explosive warrior Liberty, a living incarnation of the proud statue the enemy destroyed in New York Harbor and Stonewall Jackson, a living being of rock from south of the Mason-Dixon line. Led by the mysterious Agent 76, they battle the forces that have conquered Europe and Asia and now mean to trample America as the last hold-out of freedom. And they've got the power to do it!
The catch is that the Axis forces have been developing super-beings of their own, and they have an ace up their sleeve that will give even Agent 76 and the young heroes of Anthem a run for their money!
*Please note that this issue of Anthem was originally created before the advent of modern digital devices, and therefore has a lower image resolution than subsequent issues in the series.