Back in a time before recorded history, when mythological creatures roamed the land and magic power was harnessed through spells and incantations, a group of travelers set out to rid the world of an unimaginable horror. They were the first heroes of the Midnight Avenger Comics Universe.
It would not be until World War II that other heroes would emerge. Andromeda the Android from the future traveled back in time from 3155 to the year 1941 in pursuit of rogue occultist Heimlich Von Buren who was determined to change the course of history and allow Nazi Germany to win the war. This caused scientific progress that created outre'-humans (extraordinary) on both sides of the battlefield. The American group was called the Vanguard and they succeeded in stopping the Shadow Fiend and the Third Reich from winning the war.