The esteemed Syfy Channel TV series Krypton debuted on DC Universe this past Friday. During yesterday’s Watch-Along of the first seven episodes, I got to thinking about Adam Strange and his assorted comic book based adventures.
I have two favorites starring Mr. Strange. The first is his self-titled eight issue mini-series that ran from 2004 to 2005. It was written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Pasqual Ferry. It also features L.E.G.I.O.N, the Omega Men and other fun cosmic characters. A very fun read and one that is currently being reprinted in the Walmart exclusive The Flash 100 Page Giant series.
My other favorite with the Hero of Rann is The Rann-Thanagar War. Published in 2005, written by Dave Gibbons (the penciller of Watchmen for those who may be unaware) illustrated by Ivan Reis and running for six issues with a follow-up one-shot titled Rann-Thanagar War Infinite Crisis Special.
The Rann-Thanagar War was the second countdown to Infinite Crisis mini-series (the others being in order of release The OMAC Project, Day of Vengeance and Villains United) and its focus was on the conflict between the two titular planets. Besides Adam Strange, the series also starred Hawkman and assorted Thanagarians, Kyle Rayner (in his rad Jim Lee designed outfit), Onimar Synn and other characters that I won’t notate here so as to be as spoiler free as possible.
It’s my favorite of the lead-in Infinite Crisis minis due to an interesting story, the intergalactic setting and beautiful Ivan Reis artwork (check out that cover for TRTW #1).
What are your favorite Adam Strange comic based stories? Do you thrill to his debut in Showcase and the Mystery In Space and Strange Adventures stories that followed? Or are you more into his exploits in (to name but a few) JLA, R.E.B.E.L.S, Justice League United and The Death of Hawkman?
Sidenote 1: All of the other above mentioned countdown to Infinite Crisis mini-series and their follow-up one-shots can currently be found in the Comics section. For your convenience, those titles again are (in order of release):
-The OMAC Project
-Day of Vengeance
SN 2: The Krypton Watch-Along will conclude this Wednesday, starting at 5pm Pacific Time. We’ll be watching the final three episodes of the season with JLWWSM as our host. The relevant Watch-Along thread can be found in the Movies and TV section.