The Flash


TITLE: "Invaded Lives: Part One"
COVER BLURB: "Invasion: First Strike!"
DATE: December 1988

WRITER: William Messner-Loebs
PENCILS: Greg LaRocque
INKS: Larry Mahlstedt
COLORS: Michele Wolfman
LETTERS: Steve Haynie
EDITOR: Barbara Kesel
COVER: Simpson & Larry Mahlstedt


QUOTE: "Castro needs a quick trip to Havana. I need a local guide. We're a good team, as long as my back doesn't break, or Castro doesn't have heart failure." —The Flash

SUMMARY:  After being saved from the streets by the Justice League International Wally West learns that the alien spy he encounter was just one of many. A shape-shifting alien race known as the Durlans has invaded Earth, conquering the continents one by one. The U.S. government soon contacts the Flash for help. Troubling reports have been received from Cuba and they were sent by one Frank West, Wally's own father. Thus, the scarlet speedster and Chunk are quickly dispatched to Cuba. There, after crash landing in the jungle, the super-powered duo finds themselves amongst a rag-tag group of rebels led by none other than Fidel Castro! The revolutionary leader has been replaced in Havana by a Durlan duplicate and the alien invaders plan on using his nation as a staging ground for their invasion of North America. The fastest man alive must work alongside both Castro and his difficult father, avoiding unexpected extraterrestrial threats all the while, in order to expose the shape-shifting Durlans and retake the island nation.

LINK: The Unofficial Invasion! Index