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The Silver Age adventures of Adam Strange are collected at last in one giant omnibus collection! After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, Adam Strange’s life changed forever as he goes from being an archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero, and finds the lovely Alanna as his partner and fellow adventurer. After each adventure he's drawn back to earth to await the next Zeta-ray arrival. A #1 fan favorite, with some of the finest art and stories of the Silver Age. The thinking-man's hero, who relied on brains instead of brawn to defeat invading aliens and other menaces to his adopted planet.
A science major, editor Julius Schwartz specialized in giving writer Gardner Fox scientific pointers that gave the Adam Strange tales a plausibility that made them stand out from most science fiction of the time.
Sales on the three-issue Showcase--all here--tryout were enough to justify giving Adam Strange a slot in Mystery in Space, which ran in issues #53–100 and 102. Though Schwartz and Fox continued their work on the character, Schwartz gave the penciler assignment to Carmine Infantino instead of Mike Sekowsky, who drew the Showcase issues. Most issues were inked by Murphy Anderson (although Bernard Sachs, Joe Giella and Sid Greene did a few issues each).
In the Justice Leage of America comic book, the Flash mentioned Adam Strange as a possible new member for the Justice League. When a letter to the editor pointed out the group had not met Adam Strange and could not have heard of him, as all his heroics took place on Rann, Schwartz and Fox wrote a story showing how the Justice League came to Rann and how Adam Strange saved them from Kanjar Ro. The story was published in Mystery in Space #75 and won the Alley Award for the "Best Book-Length Story" of 1962.
Hawkman also joined Adam for an adventure or two, and ended up a back-up strip in Mystery In Space before he got his own title. This was a comic book made in heaven, with the perfect combination of writers and artists and editor. This covers not only the original run of Adam Strange, but his follow-up adventures in the Bronze Age.
Collects Showcase #17-19, Mystery in Space #53-102, Hawkman #18, Strange Adventures #157, 222, 226, and covers from Strange Adventures #217-218, #220-221, #224, #235, #241, #242, and #243. Additional artists on these covers include Neal Adams as well as Joe Kubert. Infantino and Anderson even reprised their favorite hero on some bronze age covers here. Superman's creator Jerry Siegel also penned several of these stories.
In May 2011, Adam Strange placed 97th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time. Great, great classic comics that are truly fun to re-read. Who would have ever thought back in the early days of collecting, that we'd be presented with a volume such as this, collecting fifteen complete years of one of the finest written and drawn heroes of the silver age. New introduction by Jim Amash.
- Additional Information
Item Code ADAS01H Publisher DC Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781401272951 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 800pg Color Full Color