It's 1983, and the Cold War is getting hotter as international tensions rise. But there's another conflict hidden behind the scenes, as a handful of extraordinary people discover that they have abilities far beyond those of normal men. Call them heroes, call them villains, call them mutants, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that these people have the power to affect the fate of the world - and in turn, if their powers are revealed to the public at large, the world may try to destroy them.
Using the Smallville/Cortex+ system, The Hidden War will take some of the flavor of "X-Men: First Class", but in Reagan's 1980's instead of Kennedy's 1960's.
We'll use the full collaborative character creation rules from the Smallville corebook (anyone who has and wants to use the Smallville High School Yearbook and its alternate Pathways may do so).