Mr. Pale Steps Out
After a job in Utah goes bad and Mr. Pale ends up trapped in an underground vault, he has no idea what to expect on the other side of the thick steel door three years later when he gets out. 1961 is a very different world. A series of biological weapon-laced bombs were triggered the same night he went into the vault and killed a large portion of the population of the US. It ravaged the world in other ways too, mutating animals, bringing the dead to their feet and infecting many survivors with illnesses. Bands of untamed gangs rule the West, ravaging half-filled towns and taking any precious supplies they can find.
Mr. Pale, joined by Michigan Lloyd, the large man that freed him, finds himself temporarily at a loss at what to do. For the first time in his life he doesn't have a plan. Until he finds a friend and his family killed by the local gang, a fierce group called the Recruiters, that is. Because there's one thing Mr. Pale knows how to do very well - get revenge.