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Adam Strange


Art by Pasqual Ferry. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cover to Adam Strange #1 (2004), drawn by Ferry Pasqual Ferry (sometimes credited as Paschalis, Pascual or Pascal Ferry) is a comic book artist and penciller, best known in the United States comic industry for his work on Heroes for Hire (1997), Action Comics (2000) and Adam Strange (2004). ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Showcase # 17, (November 1958)
Created by Gardner Fox
Mike Sekowsky
Characteristics
Alter ego Adam Strange
Affiliations
Teams Justice League
Seven Soldiers of Victory
Abilities Wears a jet pack spacesuit that allows for sustained flight and interstellar travel; Carries energy blast guns; Generates solid-light equipment via spacesuit; can see into the whole electromagnetic spectrum

Adam Strange is a fictional superhero published by DC Comics. Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky, he first appeared in Showcase #17 (November 1958). DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... A showcase is a performance or exhibit highlighting the work of a performer or group of performers, a particular culture or ethnic group, or of a nationality. ... Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. ... The cover of Brave and the Bold #28, 1960, featuring the first appearance of the Justice League and art by Mike Sekowsky. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Laws Legionaires) is a fictional team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... For the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, see Super Hero (Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode). ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. ... The cover of Brave and the Bold #28, 1960, featuring the first appearance of the Justice League and art by Mike Sekowsky. ... Showcase was a DC Comics comic book anthology series. ...

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Publication history

Created by Gardner Fox, Adam Strange is reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars series. Both characters have origins in which they are chased by threatening aboriginal peoples only to find themselves mysteriously transported at the last moment to distant planets where they become heroic figures. In Carter's case this was to Mars, while Adam Strange was transported to Rann, though the John Carter stories depicted a more raw sort of adventure that included swordplay, physical action, nudity, and bloodletting. These are absent from the Adam Strange stories, however both characters shared a longing to travel to a strange world with alien opponents to fight and to be united with a beloved woman who resided there. Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. ... Edgar Rice Burroughs Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres. ... In 1911, Edgar Rice Burroughs, now best known as the creator of the character Tarzan, began his writing career with A Princess of Mars, a rousing tale of pulp adventure on the planet Barsoom or Mars. ...


Like most other (non-EC) comic book science fiction stories of the 1950s, the problems and their stories were contrived, the solutions often based on haphazard application of simple scientific principles. After the initial run in Showcase, they moved to Mystery in Space (#53-100, 102), drawn by Carmine Infantino and inked by Murphy Anderson. He later appeared in Strange Adventures (reprints in #217 thru 244; new stories in #222, 226/227 text stories with illos). Entertaining Comics was headed by William Gaines but is better known by its publishing name of EC Comics. ... Showcase has been the title of several anthology series published by DC Comics. ... Mystery in Space was a science fiction comic book published by DC Comics from 1951 to 1966, and later in 1980/81 (issues #111-117). ... Cover for Spider-Woman #8 (November 1978). ... Murphy Anderson (born 1926) is an American comic book penciller and inker who has worked for companies such as DC Comics for over 50 years, starting in the 1930s-40s Golden Age of Comic Books. ... Strange Adventures was an American comic book published by DC Comics. ...


One spectacular, even award-winning, story, however, resulted from a continuity gaffe in the Justice League of America comic book, in which the Flash mentioned him as a possible new member for the Justice League, a group he had not met. When a letter to the editor reported this, Gardner Fox wrote a story showing how the JLA came to Rann and how Adam Strange got them out of the traps that Kanjar Ro set for them there. The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Barry Allen is a fictional superhero in the DC Comics Universe and the second Flash. ... The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Gardner Francis Fox (May 20, 1911, Brooklyn, New York – December 24, 1986) was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. ... Kanjar Ro is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...


For years, the character was a regular presence in the DC Universe. By the 1980s, the acclaimed author Alan Moore provided a more cynical reason for his visits to Rann. Apparently, the population of the planet -- the majority of whom viewed the Terran with contempt -- is sterile, and the real reason for Adam's presence is to be a breeding stud. This new situation was further illustrated in a 1990 limited series where Adam learned of the population's opinion of him and Alanna died giving birth to their daughter Aleea. In JLA #20 (July 1998), Alanna was revealed to be alive, and at the end of the story, she was reunited with her husband and daughter, albeit briefly as Adam was transported back to Earth soon after Alanna's arrival. Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Cosette Dwyer is an amazing author. ... Alan Moore (born November 18, 1953, in Northampton) is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. ... A stud in animal breeding is a male animal, such as a horse or dog or nitin , employed for breeding. ... The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ...


Fictional character biography

Strange is an archeologist suddenly teleported from Peru, Earth to fictional planet Rann through the "Zeta Beam." Called on to protect the planet from extraterrestrial threats using high-tech weaponry, Strange grew to care for the planet and its inhabitants, especially the blue-haired Alanna. Independently wealthy, he traveled Earth, intercepting the regular patterns of the Zeta Beam to defend Rann and be with Alanna. Strange‚Äôs adventures were published in several anthology series in the 1950s and 60s and, although never a headlining character, he has had a consistent presence in the DC universe. Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... This article is about the satellite communications facility. ... Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media, especially those of the science fiction genre, as story-settings or depicted locations. ... Rann is a fictional planet in the Polaris star system (formerly the Alpha Centauri system) of the DC Comics universe. ... Rann is a fictional planet in the Polaris star system (formerly the Alpha Centauri system) of the DC Comics universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ...


Planet Heist

A 2004 eight-issue limited series, written by Andy Diggle, pencilled by Pasqual Ferry and colored by Dave McCaig, updated Adam Strange's appearance and abilities by giving him a new costume, a spacesuit that allows for interstellar travel. In the series, Adam was prepared to relocate to Rann permanently when he was informed that the planet was destroyed and that he was blamed for its destruction. In fact, Sardath transported Rann to another dimension to save the planet from the cosmic being, Starbreaker, intent on destroying the planet. Adam, with the help of the Omega Men and the Darkstars, among others, saved Rann and defeated the evil being. The limited series is a term referring to a comic book series with a set finite number of issues. ... Andy Diggle is a British comic book writer and former editor of 2000 AD. His most recent works include The Losers, Swamp Thing, Adam Strange and Silent Dragon. ... Cover to Adam Strange #1 (2004), drawn by Ferry Pasqual Ferry (sometimes credited as Paschalis, Pascual or Pascal Ferry) is a comic book artist and penciller, best known in the United States comic industry for his work on Heroes for Hire (1997), Action Comics (2000) and Adam Strange (2004). ... Dave McCaig is a comic book artist and colorist born in Canada. ... Starbreaker is a Fictional Villian created by DC Comics. ... The Omega Men are a team of alien comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Darkstars Issue 1 A fictional intergalactic squadron of cosmic cops that no one had heard of before 1992 in DC Comics. ...


Rann-Thanagar War

Main article: Rann-Thanagar War

When Rann was moved, its orbit was believed to have pushed the planet Thanagar closer to its sun, destroying much of the surface (this was later found out to be Superboy-Prime). Many Thanagarians were relocated to Rann, but enmity between the two races has resulted in a war, which is depicted in The Rann-Thanagar War, a six-issue precursor to DC's 2005-2006 limited series and DC crossover event, Infinite Crisis. Rann-Thanagar War #1; cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos. ... Thanagar is a fictional planet in the DC Comics universe. ... Superboy-Prime is a fictional superhero turned supervillain in the DC Universe. ... Rann-Thanagar War #1; cover by Ivan Reis and Marc Campos. ... Infinite Crisis was a seven-issue limited series of comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in October of 2005. ...

Starfire, Animal Man, and Adam Strange. Cover art for 52 #20, by J.G. Jones.

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52

Main article: 52 (comic book)

Adam is featured as one of the main characters in DC's weekly event 52. Adam is stranded on a paradise-like planet with Animal Man and Starfire. As a result of a teleportation accident involving the zeta beam, he has lost both of his eyeballs but in spite of his injuries, he is trying to fix a damaged spaceship so that they may return home. After being attacked by Devilance the Pursuer, they eventually escape having realized that the entire planet is a trap. 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... 52 is the title of a comic book limited series published by DC Comics, which debuted on May 10, 2006, one week after the conclusion of the seven-issue Infinite Crisis. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Starfire is the name of three superheroes who have appeared in comic books published by DC Comics. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Devilance is a character existing within the DC Comics universe. ...


Encountered by Devilance again, they're saved by the intervention of Lobo. Having renounced violence and his career as a bounty hunter, Lobo agrees to serve as the group's guide. They are soon also joined by Ekron, a member of the Green Lantern Corps nicknamed the "Emerald Head" for his unique mode of transport. This ragtag team makes a stand against the villainess Lady Styx, whose undead legions are ravaging planets across the galaxy. With Styx presumably defeated and Animal Man seemingly killed, Strange and Starfire continue their journey back to Earth and Rann, still pursued by angry Lady Styx followers. With Starfire wounded in one of such battles, and their ship breaking apart and malfunctioning, Adam is forced to fly blindly in open space. When he's about to crash into a sun, he is saved by Mogo and a rookie Green Lantern. Brought to Rann, Strange is equipped with new eyes, cloned by Aleea and genetically engineered to grant him vision of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. He is briefly questioned by the Green Lantern Corps about the secret of 52. Lobo is a DC Comics antihero. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ... The Emerald Empress is a fictional DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of the Legion of Super-Heroes and a member of the Fatal Five. ... Lady Styx is a fictional supervillain in the DC Comics Universe. ... Undead is a collective name for mythological beings that are deceased yet behave as if alive. ... Mogo is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, a superhero and member of the Green Lantern Corps. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... The fictional Green Lantern Corps is an intergalactic police force featured in DC Comics, particularly series featuring the superhero Green Lantern, Earth’s member of the group. ...


Awards

The character and series of the same name have received several awards over the years, including the 1967 and 1968 Alley Awards for Strip Most Desired for Revival.


Trivia

  • In Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series) during the episode "The Plot To Kill a City: Episode 2" (written by Alan Brennert, who had also written comics for DC) an announcement over a spaceport's loudspeaker system asks for "Doctor Adam Strange from Alpha Centauri" to "please report to the reservations desk."
  • Adam Strange has a descendant, also named Adam Strange, in the future of the Space Ranger, as seen in Mystery in Space #94 (September 1964).

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is the title of an American motion picture produced by Universal Studios and released in 1979, and is also the title of a television series based upon the film that was aired by NBC for two seasons between 1979 and 1981. ... Alan Brennert(born 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American TV producer and scriptwriter. ... Space Ranger was a science fiction hero published by DC Comics in several of their titles in the 1950s and 1960s. ...

Bibliography

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ...

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Adam Strange - definition of Adam Strange in Encyclopedia (463 words)
Adam Strange is a fictional science-fiction character published by DC Comics.
Adam Strange is an archeologist who was suddenly teleported an astronomical distance to the fictional planet Rann orbiting the nearest star to the Earth, Alpha Centauri, through a Rannian device called a Zeta Beam.
This new situation was further illustrated in a 1990 mini series where Adam learned of the population's opinion of him and Alanna was killed off; however, this series was later retconned, and Alanna is currently alive and well, albeit separated from Adam by countless light years.
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