I’ve had a fondness for Adam Strange – he’s one of those classic characters that seems to keep popping up and while there’s a few tweaks to his appearance, most of the time you can rest assured that it’s still Adam Strange.
Sadly, the solicit for STRANGE ADVENTURES starring Mr Strange doesn’t really grab me. I didn’t read MR MIRACLE by Tom King, but I did try HEROES IN CRISIS and ditched it after the second issue; I’ve also read his OMEGA MEN story and have problems with his characterisation of Kyle Rayner so this new series by King wasn’t exactly going to be at the top of my list, but this bit in the solicit made my mind up:
A story like no other, Strange Adventures is an ambitious, thrilling, shocking, and beautiful 12-issue saga that will push Adam Strange to the breaking point—and beyond!
Another hero that needs to be pushed and broken, eh? No thanks.
AQUAMAN #58 – “Mera lies comatose following the birth of her child” – because Cthulhu forbid anyone has a normal delivery.
THE GREEN LANTERN SEASON TWO #2 – “But when an invasion from the dawn of time strikes the planet, can Hal stop…the Ornitho-Men?!” – I’m assuming someone’s already tracked down the obscure 1960s issue of GREEN LANTERN that first featured these guys?
And the woman in the cage – is that Olivia Reynolds back in the pages of GL?
HAWKMAN #22 – “Hawkwoman, Adam Strange, and the Atom have trapped Sky Tyrant and desperately work to find a cure for their beloved friend Carter Hall’s Dark Multiverse infection.” – I’m enjoying Robert Venditti’s work on HAWKMAN, and hey look, Adam Strange hasn’t yet been pushed beyond breaking point!
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #21 – “Wonder Woman, Detective Chimp, and special guest star Animal Man fend off a horde of monstrous Rot-infected creatures—but risk contamination with every soul they save!” I remember the Rot from the New 52’s SWAMP THING and ANIMAL MAN crossover and how slowly that story progressed. Hopefully things will be better in JLD.
THE TERRIFICS #26 – “A bold new direction for The Terrifics begins here!” – words that always make me twitchy, but at least this new direction is being written by current TERRIFICS writer Gene Luen Yang who has ably continued the run started by Jeff Lemire.
Outside of those and the handful of other ongoings I get, there’s nothing there to tempt me.