Famous names: Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, Bart Sears
Crunchy goodness: 3
Story breakthrough: Invasion! was far from the first time aliens attacked the DC Comics Earth,
but it was the first alien attack on such a huge scale. It also introduced the idea of the "metagene," which gave all the DC heroes their super-powers.
Deadliest spoiler: One of the obscurest heroes of all time, the ghostly Deadman, saves the entire world by possessing one of the Dominators.
Who stays dead: A couple of members of the original Doom Patrol meet a final end in this storyline, to make room for Grant Morrison to revamp the title from scratch.