In 1999 the Volgan Republic of Asia invaded Western Europe, defeating and occupying Britain in hours, leaving only resistance groups fighting for liberty. When London lorry driver Bill Savage found out his family had been killed in the invasion, he took up arms against the invaders.

One of ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''[='=]s debut titles in 1977 under the name of ''Invasion!'' and written by then editor Pat Mills the original story lasted 44 issues before being discontinued. However in 2004 the story was resurrected by Mills and recalled ''Savage''.

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!!This comic book series features the following tropes:
* AlternateHistory: ''Savage'''s solution to the TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. Here the timeline diverged in 1989 when the Volgan Peoples Party was founded.
** Possibly even earlier, as the SLR (A British FN FAL clone) is still in service in 1999. Justified, though, as at the time ''Invasion!'' was published, the SLR was still Britain's service rifle and the [=SA80=] had not been designed yet.
** Might be even ealier, Vashkov's MotiveRant centers around Bomber Harris using poison gas on the order of WinstonChurchill during the allied intervention in the Russian Civil War.
** Also, Princess Diana wasn't killed in a car crash, nor did she and Charles divorce in the ''Savage'' verse.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The [=MkI=] Hammersteins are unable to distinguish between friend and foe, killing everything in sight. The [=MkIIs=] have the opposite problem: They actually surrender when they calculate collateral damage from the battle and decide it's not worth lowering property prices.
* AntiHero: Savage shows no mercy whatsoever towards the Volgs or LesCollaborateurs, often gunning them down in cold blood without a second thought.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Heavily used in ''Invasion!'' all Aristocrats that appear are collaborateurs.
* {{Badass}}: Savage, who is able to take out an armoured car with only a shotgun.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Subverted. Krasnodon is stated to be the Volgan equivalent of JFK in that he's handsome and charismatic. A couple is seen discussing this in the pub with the wife noting that Krasnodon can't be evil on account of his looks. However, the Volgs fuck Britain up worse under Krasnodon, even hitting the country with an EMP to regress the country to TheEighties.
* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: By the time of Book 4, Electromagnetic Pulse technology has reduced Britain to early [[TheEighties eightes]] technology.
** Fashion also appears to have regressed.
* BritishRoyalFamily: '''King''' ''Charles'' flees to canada to lead a GovernmentInExile at the beginning of ''Invasion!''.
** The final arc of ''Invasion!'' involves Savage getting the (fictional) heir of the throne Prince John out of Britian after he stowed away on a british submarine
* BloodKnight: Savage.
* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Savage'' retcons away a prolog to ''Invasion!'' called ''Disaster1990'' which had a nuclear explosion at the north pole, melting the ice, flooding Britain. That said, it got reprinted and packaged with December 2012's and January 2013's issues of the ''Megazine'', which lampshaded the whole thing.
** Quite possibly also Savage's cameo in ''Armoured Gideon''.
* CaptainErsatz: Pat Mills was forced to make the Volgans this after ExecutiveMeddling in ''Invasion!''
** Lady Shirley Brown is a clear LawyerFriendlyCameo for MargaretThatcher.
** In book 7 it comes obvious that Scooty was supposed to be TonyBlair. Though, Blair is stated to have been head of the Labour party before they became True Labour.
* CharacterDevelopment: Savage goes from little characterization (Barely any backstory and sterotypical working class attitude) in ''Invasion!'' to having a much more detailed backstory along with a wider family and more justification for his contining struggle in ''Savage''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Savage'' compared to ''invasion''
* DayOfTheJackboot
* DeathSeeker: Savage reveals himself to be this.
* DecapitatedArmy: Subverted. Savage kills Vashkov in Book 2. Krasnodon takes over and the struggle continues, if anything, worse than ever.
* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: Averted in ''Savage''. The Volgans are turned into a fascist party that took over the USSR in the 1991 coup.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* HufflepuffHouse: The entirety of mainland Europe. Apart from one cross-channel hop in ''Invasion!'' and savage being part of the ''Free European Army'' (FEAR) in ''Savage'', the struggle in Europe is not mentioned.
* InSpiteOfANail: The global recession of the late noughties and 2010s still happens in the ''Savage'' verse in spite of the AlternateHistory, as evidenced by the "Ghost Estates" of Ireland used to test the Mark II Hammersteins.
* LaResistance: Several groups. It's implied that Savage is the [[WeAreStrugglingTogether only thing keeping them from turning on each other]].
* LesCollaborateurs: Called Double Yellows
* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: Happens in-universe during ''Savage''. The series starts off firmly grounded in reality with some advanced technolgy based on things being developed in RealLife. However soon comes alone EMP bombs, Humianoid battle robots, Teleporters, and finally a particle accelerator built under central london.
* MoreDakka: Several examples. The two that stand out are Savage's use of the [[{{BFG}} "Steel Storm"]], a six barreled assault rifle with an incredible firing rate [[UnusableEnemyEquipment that uses a coded ring to authorise its use]] and Savage's slaughter of an entire restaurant full of "Double Yellows" when the StateSec attempt to arrest him.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: ''Invasion!'' followed this pattern with single issue stories of savage defeating the volgans in a different location with the occasional longer story.
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Volgans
* TheNeutralZone: Ireland, at least early on. Later, the Allied forces use Ireland as a base to launch their assault on Britain with the Hammerstein Mk 1s.
* MonumentalDamage: Tower Bridge is blown up by the Volgans along with other bridges over the Thames to keep back the ABC robots as close in on London. Rather pointlessly considering they can cross at multiple points further up river (Oxford and virginia water).
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Martine Green attempts to seduce Savage to spare her life after he finds she is one of the ones responsible for Tom's death. Savage simply shoots her.
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry
* PreMortemOneLiner: "Laugh ''this'' off, twinkletoes."
* PuttingOnTheReich: because of DependingOnTheArtist the Volgans in ''Invasion!'' dressed more like Nazis than Russians half the time (the other half, they're dressed like Americans, though these stories were published when TheWarOnTerror was in full swing). They also often uses WW2 german looking vechiles.
* TheQuisling: Scooty, the puppet Prime Minister in ''Savage''
** Simon [[MeaningfulName Creepton]], the Prime Minister in ''Invasion!''
* TelevisionGeography: An example occurs in ''Savage''. After Savage and a group of resistance fighters have formed blockade on Oxford Street, a truck comes to take them to the Centre Point building. However Centre Point is on nearby New Oxford Street. They should bearly have to walk five minutes to get to it.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Savage has a preference for "shooters" in combat. Chantry manages to identify him this way when he takes on his brother's identity (and face).
* StateSec
* RobotWar: Doubles as a crossover with ''ComicBook/ABCWarriors" when the Americans finally attempt to liberate Britian they use mark one Hammerstein robots against the Volgans
** Book seven also gives up the mark 1 blackbloods
** A Mek Quake unit is captured by the Volgs and used to demolish surrendering Mark II Hammersteins.
* UnusualEuphemism: The first three volumes makes occasional usage of "Funk" in place of the more potent swearwords. Leads to some surreal moments when Savage sounds like he's talking about the Volgans being in a Disco ("Those Funkin' Volgs!"). This seems to have been dropped entirely after Book 3.
* WorkingClassHero: very strong in ''Invasion!'', much less so in ''Savage''.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Family]]: Savage's motivation to kill as many Volgs as he can is to avenge his wife and kids.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: in ''Savage'' at the end of book 3, Savage succeeds in driving the Volgans out of southern britian. However by book 4 the Volgans have reinvaded (off panel).
** Savage manages to kill [[BigBad Vashkov]] in Book 2. He is replaced with his next in command, changing almost nothing.
* {{Zeerust}} : ''Invasion!'''s depiction of future britian is now incredibly dated, its basically the late 70's with a few futuristic pieces of technolgy.
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