Way back in 1989 DC comics brought us a 3 issue story arc, INVASION!, where an alien race, The Dominators, plotted to invade Earth to eliminate the growing Meta-Human presence which was becoming a concern to them and their plan for galactic control. The Dominators were able to form an alliance of various alien worlds to attack Earth and contain all super humans protecting the planet. The story was written by Keith Giffen & Bill Mantlo. Art was by Todd McFarlane, & Bart Sears.
28 Years later the CW put their own spin on this story with their current lineup of shows; Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, & Legends of Tomorrow. Here’s a little bit of what’s in store for us.
Supergirl – “Medusa”
Eliza Danvers comes to town to celebrate Thanksgiving with her daughters, which seems like the perfect opportunity for Alex to come out to her mother. Meanwhile, Winn and James consider telling Kara the truth about the Guardian; and Kara wants to team up with Lena Luthor to combat a deadly virus that targets alien lifeforms is unleashed by CADMUS. Also, the superhero crossover event begins when Barry Allen and Cisco Ramon from “The Flash” come seeking Kara’s help with an alien invasion; at the same time.
The Flash – “Invasion!”
A superhero crossover event continues with aliens attacking Central City and Barry asking the Green Arrow for help to stop them. But they soon realize the battle is bigger than they thought, so they track down the Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl to help. Once all of the super friends are assembled, they come up with a plan to attack but a shocking secret related to Flashpoint is revealed and suddenly no one is sure who they can trust.
Arrow – “Invasion!”
A superhero event continues with Oliver waking up to a life where he never got on the Queen’s Gambit. Also, Robert and Moira Queen are alive and well, and Laurel is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. Everything seems perfect, but Oliver starts to notice small imperfections that make him question this new reality. Meanwhile, Felicity and the recruits take on a new threat with help from the Flash and Supergirl.
Legends of Tomorrow – “Invasion!”
A superhero crossover event continues with the Legends, the Flash, Supergirl, and Green Arrow working together to defeat the alien Dominators once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein figures out how the team can terminate the Dominators, but he’s distracted by the aberration he realizes he created in 1987.
The Invasion! starts tonight on Supergirl and concludes later this week on Thursday’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some TV to go watch.