‘Invasion’ vs Arrowverse crossover: Here’s what’s different from the comic

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the Arrow-Flash-Supergirl-Legends of Tomorrow crossover. Read at your own risk!

During The CW’s four-way crossover, the heroes of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl​, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow assembled to stop the Dominators from quashing the unpredictable threat of metahumans.

It turns out, the Dominators and Earth had a decades-long truce after the aliens arrived in the ’50s to determine the threat of enhanced individuals — a treaty that Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) inadvertently broke by creating Flashpoint and tinkering with time.

Though the storyline hues somewhat close to what happened in DC Comics’ Invasion crossover event, which debuted in late 1988, the Arrowverse certainly took some liberties. Here’s a few of the ways the stories were different:

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Supergirl will return in 2017, while the winter finales of The Flash, Arrow, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow air Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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