Adam Strange is a super-heroic character of cd. Comics appeared for the first time in Showcase #17 in November - December 1958 (translated in the review Flash n° 28 published in May 1976), scenarized by Gardner Fox and drawn by Mike Sekowski.
Adam Strange was a land Archéologue which was suddenly téléporté at a distance astronomical on the Rann planet, in orbit around Alpha Centauri (supposed being the star nearest to the Earth) thanks to a technology Rannienne, baptized Rayon Zeta, created by the Sardath scientist.
He fell in love with the girl from Sardath, the Alanna princess, and, covered of its red space costume, its helmet decorated with a peak and equipped with its white jet pack, was confronted with multiple interplanetary threats over which he triumphed thanks to his equipment but especially thanks to his easy way.
Unfortunately, the ray Zeta having a temporary effect, Adam Strange was systematically returned on the Earth, after having solved the enigmas with which he was confronted, but before receiving its reward on behalf of the beautiful princess.
With the wire of his adventures, Adam ends nevertheless up marrying Alanna and finally, Sardath succeeds in durably fixing it on Rann thanks to radiations Mega-Zeta.
The United StatesInspired by the Cycle of Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the series appears first of all in the United States in Showcase , then in Mystery in Space of 1959 to 1968 (scenario of Gardner Fox and drawing of Carmine Infantino, with the collaboration of Bernard Sachs with inking, and that later of Murphy Anderson then Lee Elias). Adam Strange will also appear in Justice League off America , The Brave and the Bolt and Green Lantern .
When a letter with the editor announced that an error of continuity had taken place in the comics of the Justice League off America , in which Flash mentioned Adam Strange like a possible novel member for League Justice whereas the group and he had not met yet, Gardner Fox wrote a spectacular history explaining a posteriori how the JLA arrived on Rann and how Adam Strange left them the traps that one named Kanjar Ro had tended to them.
In the years 1980, Alan Moore conceived a cynical account in which he explained why, the population of the Rann planet being sterile, the true reason of the presence of Adam Strange was to be used as reproductive standard. This idea is thorough in a mini-series of 1990 in which learned Adam that the population of the Rann planet hated it in truth. Alanna dies there by giving rise to their Aleea daughter.
In JLA #20 (July 1998, translated in the review JLA n°6 of Semic), written by Mark Waid, one learns that Alanna is in life, and at the end of the history, it is briefly joined together with her husband and his daughter, before Adam is retransporté on Earth, having had to use the rays Mega-Zeta which maintained it on Rann to get rid of extraterrestrial which threatened them.
In 2004, a mini series written by Andy Diggle and drawn by Pascal Ferry renovates the appearance and the capacities of Adam Strange by giving him a new costume enabling him to carry out space flights. In this mini-series, Adam prepares to turn over on Rann in a permanent way when it is informed that the planet was destroyed and that him this desruction is reproached. In fact, Sardath transported Rann in another dimension in order to save it of a cosmic being trying to destroy it. Adam, with the assistance of the Omega Men and the Darkstars, inter alia, saves Rann and overcomes the being malefic. However, the Thanagar planet is destroyed and much of Thanagariens are rehoused on Rann. But animosity between the two races degenerates into a war which was the subject of the mini-series The Rann-Thanagar War .
FranceIn France, the adventures of Adam Strange were mainly published in Sidéral , Future Monde , Flash and Hercules , but also in its own review which was entitled to 7 numbers between 1971 and 1972.
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- History of Adam Strange on Sequart.com
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