From the introduction:
London is a quagmire of poverty, crime and deprivation.
Rot and corruption have spread from the drug dealers and the whores at New Cross to yuppies in Bermondsey, to the best citizens in Notting Hill Gate and up to the politicians who go in and out of 10 Downing Street.
The British need someone to look up to. Someone who can remind them of a time when Britain was a superpower with a fleet, colonies, and the respect in the world.
England needs someone who can stop the Russian gangs that come pouring in from the East, and the Irish separatists who haunt the West.
England needs heroes. New heroes.
London Crawling - a gloomy superhero scenario in 1980s England...