It's 1943 when Robert Tourond sees a meteorite fall to earth and is convinced something supernatural has happened--in his comic books, all his heroes have meteorites in their story lines. He sees more proof of a cosmic connection when the story lines mirror what is happening to his brothers, who are fighting overseas. Robert kws that each superhero is a guardian to one of his brothers, and this mystical protection will only work if he continues to buy each edition of the comic. He is frantic to find a way to ensure that the comic-book connection continues, and more frantic still when one of his comic-book heroes is shot down. Luckily, with the help of the French Resistance, that hero manages to get back to England, so when a telegram arrives at Robert's house with news that his brother George has been shot down over France, Robert's t worried. But lives may be changed forever, and Robert may be forced to face the future with hard evidence about the comic-book connection. Robert has to question if he can still believe in his comic-book war.