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''Note: This is about the DC series. For the ''2000AD'' series, see Comicbook/{{Bill Savage}}.''

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''Note: This is about the DC series. For the ''2000AD'' series, see Comicbook/{{Bill Savage}}.''
21st Aug '14 4:56:38 AM Anicomicgeek
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An alien race called The Dominators discovers that Earth's superhumans get their powers from a 'meta-gene' and decide to capture them all to be used as living weapons with which to conquer the universe. Realizing that they cannot beat the heroes by themselves, they convince several other races from around Franchise/TheDCUniverse to aid them under the pretense that the "metahumans" were too dangerous to be allowed to exist (and taking advantage of the fact that the [[Franchise/Green Lantern Green Lantern Corps]] had, at the time, been reduced to only a handful.)

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An alien race called The Dominators discovers that Earth's superhumans get their powers from a 'meta-gene' and decide to capture them all to be used as living weapons with which to conquer the universe. Realizing that they cannot beat the heroes by themselves, they convince several other races from around Franchise/TheDCUniverse to aid them under the pretense that the "metahumans" were too dangerous to be allowed to exist (and taking advantage of the fact that the [[Franchise/Green Lantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]] had, at the time, been reduced to only a handful.)
21st Aug '14 4:55:33 AM Anicomicgeek
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''Invasion!'' was a three-part CrisisCrossover miniseries published by DCComics in 1988. (It should not be confused with the [[{{Invasion}} TV series of the same name]], or any other invasion-themed series.)

An alien race called The Dominators discovers that Earth's superhumans get their powers from a 'meta-gene' and decide to capture them all to be used as living weapons with which to conquer the universe. Realizing that they cannot beat the heroes by themselves, they convince several other races from around TheDCUniverse to aid them under the pretense that the "metahumans" were too dangerous to be allowed to exist (and taking advantage of the fact that the GreenLanternCorps had, at the time, been reduced to only a handful.)

The combined might of the alien armada seemed invincible but thanks to a HeelFaceTurn by one of its own member races, it was routed. But a second threat happened when a Dominator scientist detonated a "meta-gene bomb" whose radiation rendered most of Earth's metahumans helpless. Another switching of sides -by, ironically, that same scientist- helped save them.

The series L.E.G.I.O.N. (about a mercenary group that protected the galaxy in the Corps' absence) was spun off from the crossover. It also launched the series of [[{{JLA}} Justice League Europe]] and the Daxamite superhero Valor (also known as Mon-El). (A team called The Blasters was introduced by the crossover and given a one-shot special, but never had its own series.)

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''Invasion!'' was a three-part CrisisCrossover miniseries published by DCComics Creator/DCComics in 1988. (It should not be confused with the [[{{Invasion}} [[Series/{{Invasion}} TV series of the same name]], or any other invasion-themed series.)

An alien race called The Dominators discovers that Earth's superhumans get their powers from a 'meta-gene' and decide to capture them all to be used as living weapons with which to conquer the universe. Realizing that they cannot beat the heroes by themselves, they convince several other races from around TheDCUniverse Franchise/TheDCUniverse to aid them under the pretense that the "metahumans" were too dangerous to be allowed to exist (and taking advantage of the fact that the GreenLanternCorps [[Franchise/Green Lantern Green Lantern Corps]] had, at the time, been reduced to only a handful.)

The combined might of the alien armada seemed invincible but thanks to a HeelFaceTurn by one of its own member races, it was routed. But a second threat happened when a Dominator scientist detonated a "meta-gene bomb" whose radiation rendered most of Earth's metahumans helpless. Another switching of sides -by, sides--by, ironically, that same scientist- helped scientist--helped save them.

The series L.E.G.I.O.N. (about a mercenary group that protected the galaxy in the Corps' absence) was spun off from the crossover. It also launched the series of [[{{JLA}} [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League Europe]] and the Daxamite superhero Valor (also known as Mon-El).[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Mon-El]]). (A team called The Blasters was introduced by the crossover and given a one-shot special, but never had its own series.)



** Probably so they could show massive destruction without actually damaging any famous landmark.
*** That seems a little prejudiced; Australia does have famous landmarks, you know.
* CaptainErsatz: The Khunds are pretty much [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]].
** The Durlans are [[SecretInvasion Skrulls]].

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* CaptainErsatz:
** Probably so they could show massive destruction without actually damaging any famous landmark.
*** That seems a little prejudiced; Australia does have famous landmarks, you know.
* CaptainErsatz:
The Khunds are pretty much [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]].
** The Durlans are [[SecretInvasion [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrulls]].



* FantasticRacism: Part of the reason for the alliance was... that aliens don't like how we look.
** The Daxamites and Thanagarians resembled Earth's humans, but they had no genetic variance eg. they all look alike.
* HeroicSacrifice: One of the Daxamite observers for the alien Alliance, who died of lead poisoning so he could reach a transmitter to tell his homeworld to throw in on Earth's side. (At the time, the Daxamite was the father of Lar Gand, a.k.a. Mon-El; this has probably been [[RetCon retconned]].)

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* FantasticRacism: Part of the reason for the alliance was... that aliens don't like how we look.
**
look. The Daxamites and Thanagarians resembled Earth's humans, but they had no genetic variance eg. they all look alike.
* HeroicSacrifice: One of the Daxamite observers for the alien Alliance, alliance, who died of lead poisoning so he could reach a transmitter to tell his homeworld to throw in on Earth's side. (At the time, the Daxamite was the father of Lar Gand, a.k.a. Mon-El; [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHerioes Mon-El]]; this has probably been [[RetCon [[{{Retcon}} retconned]].))
* HumanAliens: The Daxamites and Thanagarians.



** The "Blasters" team were the survivors of a group of 100 random humans [[AlienAbduction kidnapped]] to demonstrate the theory. The Dominator running the experiment expected that if they were all attacked by a firing-squad barrage, one of them would spontaneously develop powers that would allow him to survive. Instead, seven people did, including (unknown to them) former JusticeLeague sidekick Snapper Carr.

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** The "Blasters" team were the survivors of a group of 100 random humans [[AlienAbduction kidnapped]] to demonstrate the theory. The Dominator running the experiment expected that if they were all attacked by a firing-squad barrage, one of them would spontaneously develop powers that would allow him to survive. Instead, seven people did, including (unknown to them) former JusticeLeague ComicBook/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}} sidekick Snapper Carr.



** Some people actually ''gained'' powers (or had them altered) as a result of the meta-bomb, most notably Justice League manager Maxwell Lord. Several of the new members of Comicbook/DoomPatrol introduced during the Creator/GrantMorrison run were also said to have got their powers from the meta-bomb.

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** Some people actually ''gained'' powers (or had them altered) as a result of the meta-bomb, most notably Justice League [[ComicBook/{{Justice League|International}} manager Maxwell Lord. Several of the new members of Comicbook/DoomPatrol introduced during the Creator/GrantMorrison run were also said to have got their powers from the meta-bomb.



* {{Parody}}: At the time, Marvel's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} were situated in Australia. So they had an issue where they stopped a thinly-disguised version of DC's invasion.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Most of the alien races.
** The Daxamites and Thanagarians are HumanAliens instead.
* SpacePolice: The GreenLanternCorps, the L.E.G.I.O.N.

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* {{Parody}}: At the time, Marvel's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''ComicBook/XMen'' were situated in Australia. So they had an issue where they stopped a thinly-disguised version of DC's invasion.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Most of the alien races.
** The
races that weren't the Daxamites and Thanagarians are HumanAliens instead.
or Thangarians.
* SpacePolice: The GreenLanternCorps, [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]], the L.E.G.I.O.N.
21st Aug '14 4:55:33 AM Anicomicgeek
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''Invasion!'' was a three-part CrisisCrossover miniseries published by DCComics in 1988. (It should not be confused with the [[{{Invasion}} TV series of the same name]], or any other invasion-themed series.)

An alien race called The Dominators discovers that Earth's superhumans get their powers from a 'meta-gene' and decide to capture them all to be used as living weapons with which to conquer the universe. Realizing that they cannot beat the heroes by themselves, they convince several other races from around TheDCUniverse to aid them under the pretense that the "metahumans" were too dangerous to be allowed to exist (and taking advantage of the fact that the GreenLanternCorps had, at the time, been reduced to only a handful.)

The combined might of the alien armada seemed invincible but thanks to a HeelFaceTurn by one of its own member races, it was routed. But a second threat happened when a Dominator scientist detonated a "meta-gene bomb" whose radiation rendered most of Earth's metahumans helpless. Another switching of sides -by, ironically, that same scientist- helped save them.

The series L.E.G.I.O.N. (about a mercenary group that protected the galaxy in the Corps' absence) was spun off from the crossover. It also launched the series of [[{{JLA}} Justice League Europe]] and the Daxamite superhero Valor (also known as Mon-El). (A team called The Blasters was introduced by the crossover and given a one-shot special, but never had its own series.)

to:

''Invasion!'' was a three-part CrisisCrossover miniseries published by DCComics Creator/DCComics in 1988. (It should not be confused with the [[{{Invasion}} [[Series/{{Invasion}} TV series of the same name]], or any other invasion-themed series.)

An alien race called The Dominators discovers that Earth's superhumans get their powers from a 'meta-gene' and decide to capture them all to be used as living weapons with which to conquer the universe. Realizing that they cannot beat the heroes by themselves, they convince several other races from around TheDCUniverse Franchise/TheDCUniverse to aid them under the pretense that the "metahumans" were too dangerous to be allowed to exist (and taking advantage of the fact that the GreenLanternCorps [[Franchise/Green Lantern Green Lantern Corps]] had, at the time, been reduced to only a handful.)

The combined might of the alien armada seemed invincible but thanks to a HeelFaceTurn by one of its own member races, it was routed. But a second threat happened when a Dominator scientist detonated a "meta-gene bomb" whose radiation rendered most of Earth's metahumans helpless. Another switching of sides -by, sides--by, ironically, that same scientist- helped scientist--helped save them.

The series L.E.G.I.O.N. (about a mercenary group that protected the galaxy in the Corps' absence) was spun off from the crossover. It also launched the series of [[{{JLA}} [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational Justice League Europe]] and the Daxamite superhero Valor (also known as Mon-El).[[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes Mon-El]]). (A team called The Blasters was introduced by the crossover and given a one-shot special, but never had its own series.)



** Probably so they could show massive destruction without actually damaging any famous landmark.
*** That seems a little prejudiced; Australia does have famous landmarks, you know.
* CaptainErsatz: The Khunds are pretty much [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]].
** The Durlans are [[SecretInvasion Skrulls]].

to:

* CaptainErsatz:
** Probably so they could show massive destruction without actually damaging any famous landmark.
*** That seems a little prejudiced; Australia does have famous landmarks, you know.
* CaptainErsatz:
The Khunds are pretty much [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]].
** The Durlans are [[SecretInvasion [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion Skrulls]].



* FantasticRacism: Part of the reason for the alliance was... that aliens don't like how we look.
** The Daxamites and Thanagarians resembled Earth's humans, but they had no genetic variance eg. they all look alike.
* HeroicSacrifice: One of the Daxamite observers for the alien Alliance, who died of lead poisoning so he could reach a transmitter to tell his homeworld to throw in on Earth's side. (At the time, the Daxamite was the father of Lar Gand, a.k.a. Mon-El; this has probably been [[RetCon retconned]].)

to:

* FantasticRacism: Part of the reason for the alliance was... that aliens don't like how we look.
**
look. The Daxamites and Thanagarians resembled Earth's humans, but they had no genetic variance eg. they all look alike.
* HeroicSacrifice: One of the Daxamite observers for the alien Alliance, alliance, who died of lead poisoning so he could reach a transmitter to tell his homeworld to throw in on Earth's side. (At the time, the Daxamite was the father of Lar Gand, a.k.a. Mon-El; [[ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHerioes Mon-El]]; this has probably been [[RetCon [[{{Retcon}} retconned]].))
* HumanAliens: The Daxamites and Thanagarians.



** The "Blasters" team were the survivors of a group of 100 random humans [[AlienAbduction kidnapped]] to demonstrate the theory. The Dominator running the experiment expected that if they were all attacked by a firing-squad barrage, one of them would spontaneously develop powers that would allow him to survive. Instead, seven people did, including (unknown to them) former JusticeLeague sidekick Snapper Carr.

to:

** The "Blasters" team were the survivors of a group of 100 random humans [[AlienAbduction kidnapped]] to demonstrate the theory. The Dominator running the experiment expected that if they were all attacked by a firing-squad barrage, one of them would spontaneously develop powers that would allow him to survive. Instead, seven people did, including (unknown to them) former JusticeLeague ComicBook/{{Justice League|OfAmerica}} sidekick Snapper Carr.



** Some people actually ''gained'' powers (or had them altered) as a result of the meta-bomb, most notably Justice League manager Maxwell Lord. Several of the new members of Comicbook/DoomPatrol introduced during the Creator/GrantMorrison run were also said to have got their powers from the meta-bomb.

to:

** Some people actually ''gained'' powers (or had them altered) as a result of the meta-bomb, most notably Justice League [[ComicBook/{{Justice League|International}} manager Maxwell Lord. Several of the new members of Comicbook/DoomPatrol introduced during the Creator/GrantMorrison run were also said to have got their powers from the meta-bomb.



* {{Parody}}: At the time, Marvel's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} were situated in Australia. So they had an issue where they stopped a thinly-disguised version of DC's invasion.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Most of the alien races.
** The Daxamites and Thanagarians are HumanAliens instead.
* SpacePolice: The GreenLanternCorps, the L.E.G.I.O.N.

to:

* {{Parody}}: At the time, Marvel's ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ''ComicBook/XMen'' were situated in Australia. So they had an issue where they stopped a thinly-disguised version of DC's invasion.
* RubberForeheadAliens: Most of the alien races.
** The
races that weren't the Daxamites and Thanagarians are HumanAliens instead.
or Thangarians.
* SpacePolice: The GreenLanternCorps, [[Franchise/GreenLantern Green Lantern Corps]], the L.E.G.I.O.N.
19th Feb '13 4:26:30 PM nombretomado
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* {{Parody}}: At the time, Marvel's XMen were situated in Australia. So they had an issue where they stopped a thinly-disguised version of DC's invasion.

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* {{Parody}}: At the time, Marvel's XMen ComicBook/{{X-Men}} were situated in Australia. So they had an issue where they stopped a thinly-disguised version of DC's invasion.
14th Sep '12 6:25:11 PM TitoMosquito
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* CategoryTraitor: The Thanagarians joined mostly to capture Katar and Shayera Hol.



** The Daxamite gain powers on Earth similar to Superman's, apparently being distant cousins of Kryptonians. However they were also vulnerable to lead-based pollution, and only survived because Earth's heroes saved them.

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** The Daxamite gain powers on Earth similar to Superman's, apparently being distant cousins of Kryptonians. However they were also vulnerable to lead-based pollution, and only survived because Earth's heroes saved them.
20th Jun '12 3:17:57 AM FireWalk
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** Some people actually ''gained'' powers (or had them altered) as a result of the meta-bomb, most notably Justice League manager Maxwell Lord. Several of the new members of DoomPatrol introduced during the GrantMorrison run were also said to have got their powers from the meta-bomb.

to:

** Some people actually ''gained'' powers (or had them altered) as a result of the meta-bomb, most notably Justice League manager Maxwell Lord. Several of the new members of DoomPatrol Comicbook/DoomPatrol introduced during the GrantMorrison Creator/GrantMorrison run were also said to have got their powers from the meta-bomb.
14th Jun '12 12:06:38 AM nombretomado
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* CaptainErsatz: The Khunds are pretty much [[StarTrek Klingons]].

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* CaptainErsatz: The Khunds are pretty much [[StarTrek [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingons]].
29th Oct '11 10:27:49 AM Micah
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* NotSoFastBucko: The invading alliance seems to be defeated by the second issue... oh, wait, gene bomb.


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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: The invading alliance seems to be defeated by the second issue... oh, wait, gene bomb.
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