Invasion That Worked
An alien horde invades the Earth and uses the people of Earth as hostages to keep the heroes at bay. They systematically kill the heroes, and take over the world. Ten years later Jimmy Olsen and Lana Lang are searching for the remaining heroes to help out the rebellion. They come across Superman, Batman , Wonder Woman, all who have been affected by the invasion. None so much as the Flash, who had is legs and mind broken, and Green Lantern, who sees the destruction of Coast City as his fault, and has spent the last decade putting the bones into the ground. They are joined by a young man who calls himself Superboy.
Another Mignolia cover. This one is a poster shot, and doesn't lend much to the telling of the story inside. Batman looks like he could be on the cover of a Hellboy comic.
Here is a bit of what can be wrong, and what is done right. The charcter models, and for the most part the layouts are all done pretty well. However the book was missing a dread look. The hopelessness the characters were supposed to feel wasn't there. So I guess I would be saying bodies good, faces bad. There is no real sign on some of them ( Flash and green Lantern are the exceptions ) that anything happened.
Karl Kessel puts together a decent plot. The story moves quick, and is entertaining, but if you go by the rules set by DC comics, I don't think many of the heroes would have rolled over that easy. I thought the Flash was handled the best. Since he seemed most affected. Still this is only part one of a two part story. I liked it enough to continue. All in All a good story.