An original take on Dickens’s iconic ghost story by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders). A Christmas Carol is a spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul. Misanthropic businessman Ebenezer Scrooge (Guy Pearce) refuses to treat Christmas as different to any other day, much to Bob Cratchit’s (Joe Alwyn) chagrin, as he is desperate to leave work and get home to his family on Christmas Eve. Scrooge’s dead former business partner Jacob Marley (Stephen Graham) begs for peace in his coffin. Having repented himself, the Spirits have news for him. He will linger in purgatory until Scrooge himself repents, something Marley knows he will never do. Tim (Lenny Rush) writes his yearly thank-you letter to cousin Jack, thanking him for the money that saved his life, but Mary’s (Vinette Robinson) prickly reaction rouses Bob’s suspicions. A spooked Scrooge is visited by Marley, who has a warning: Scrooge will be visited by three Spirits.
由于邪恶势力肆意蔓延，一群具有超群实力的正义之士挺身而出，他们戴着面具，身着奇装异服，与各种坏蛋展开较量。不久，他们的英雄事迹通过媒体传遍全国，美元钞票、丝绸鬼魂、罗夏、城市队长等超级英雄的名字广为传播，他们更参与到大大小小的重大事件之中，也因各自的性格遭受着不同的命运。但是在20世纪70年代，政府出台的法令导致一部分不愿成为权贵爪牙的英雄退休，超级英雄集团由此分化。 1985年的一天，效力政府的超级英雄“喜剧演员”爱德华·布莱克（杰弗里·迪恩·摩根 Jeffrey Dean Morgan 饰）被人杀害。四处逃亡的“罗夏”的沃尔特·科瓦奇（杰基·厄尔·哈利 Jackie Earle Haley 饰）意识到有人正向曾经的超级英雄痛下杀手，而这背后隐藏着更大的阴谋……