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Synopsis for "The Battle Joined"Edit

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Starman #5

  • This issue is an Invasion! First Strike extra, and a tie-in to the larger story told in the Invasion! miniseries. These crossovers take place in between Invasion! #1 and Invasion! #2, largely dealing with the Alien Alliance's assault on Earth and the way heroes around the world were participating in the initial war effort.
  • This story is concurrent with Starman #5, which explains where Starman was prior to this issue, and then continues to show the conclusion of the battle this issue was preparing for. The crossover makes more sense if you read this issue first.


  • Other attacks across the world are shown on a television screen.
  • Adam Strange appeared last in Invasion! #1. He will appear next in Starman #5 before rejoining the main story in Invasion! #2.
  • Easy Company makes a rare modern appearance in this issue, and references are made to their history. Their leader is referred to as being tough as a rock. Someone asks why they insist on using nicknames for all of their soldiers... the actual reason is that in wartime, men would be required to do horrific things they could not possibly reconcile with their civilian identities. It allows them to disassociate with the atrocities of battle.[3]
  • Karen Starr reminds her fellow board members not to accept any calls from Harlan Brooks.
  • Firehawk also references the recent fight against Brimstone.[4]

See Also

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Invasion! Crossover
The events from this issue or series are related to Invasion!, during which an Alien Alliance led by the hostile super-scientist Dominators invades the Earth in an attempt to exterminate humanity. They wish to eliminate the metagene, for fear that the unpredictable nature of earthlings could destroy them in the future.
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