1. The Dominators collectively known as the Dominion, are an alien race from the outer cosmos of the universe. They are highly technologically advanced, and live in a rigid hierarchical society, in which one's caste is determined by the size of a red circle on one's forehead. They are master geneticists who can manipulate the meta-gene to enhance members of their own caste. Their first appearance was in Adventure Comics #361 in 1967.
2. Originally the aliens had blue skin with silver discs on their head, but they were redesigned by Todd McFarlen with yellow skin, long sharp teeth and fingernails, and a red circle on their forehead. In the announcement, producer Marc Guggenheim noted that the crossover will used advanced techniques to achieve a comics-accurate look for the aliens.
3. Why is Earth a threat to a powerful alien race? Well, the Dominators have heard about metahumans, and they're not so keen on regular Earth-dwellers becoming super-beings. They believe that it disrupts the universe at large. (And hey, when you look at the damage Barry Allen has done to just one planet's timeline, you can see why they're concerned.)
4. Dominators are incredibly intelligent, especially in the field of genetics. The climax of the Invasion! series comes when one of the race goes against his people and detonates a Gene Bomb on Earth. The larger plan had been to somehow control the power of the metas, but this rogue action sends the majority of Earth's metahumans into comas and even creates several new ones. Justice League member Martian Manhunter works out how to reverse the effects of the bomb, and the Dominators hang it up.
5. In the upcoming CW shows’ crossover, show producers have stated that the joining of the heroes in these episodes to combat the Dominion will take pages from the “Invasion!” storyline. They’ve also hinted at the fact that the Dominators themselves will be heavily created using a combination of “prosthetics and computer graphics” so that they appear similar to how they had during their most famous appearances. Certainly, if you were going to ask for a threat that was big enough to warrant all of these titans of comics to band together, you couldn’t have done much better than the Dominators.
Hopefully we have given you some good back story as to what to expect in tonight's Super Girl Crossover Invasion!
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