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.


The DC Canon: Invasion Anatomy of the Crossover #7 by Julian Darius