Of course the superheroes would save the world. That's what superheroes do.
But then came the day when they didn't, when the Pulse killed billions and turned the planet into a devastated wasteland.
Eight years later, one man in a mask and cape has decided that the human race has limped on long enough: either the remaining superpowered people rise up as gods, or all of mankind is finally put out of its misery.
But where there are villains, there are heroes. And where there are those who fly, there are those who fall.