Twice a week I randomly generate two dates and then compare the titles I own from both of them, trying to find some covers that, with a little basic photoshopping, I can mash together, and then I force the results on you lovely people.
By the way, I admit to being HUGELY influenced by the wonderful Super-Team Family blog which has been doing this for years (and a lot better) on an almost daily basis.
Some old school Adam Strange for you.
Oh happy day! A new title featuring two of my favourite (okay one favourite and another I quite like) characters is coming: Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time
The details over at Newsarama read:
“Residing on Earth and out of the hero game, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a ‘normal’ life, until he’s literally pulled back into adventure again as a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, where he hopes to be reunited with his beloved Alanna. But instead, he finds the once great city of Ranagar in ruins with millions dead, and the once peaceful Alanna is now calling for the blood of Rann’s oldest enemy, Thanagar, home of the Hawkmen.
“Sensing something is amiss, Strange enlists the aid of Thanagarian policeman Katar Hol, aka Hawkman, who is also trying anything possible to avert war. Together the two try and uncover who’s really behind the destruction of Rann while at the same time preventing Rann and Thanagar from marching into interplanetary armageddon!”
Rann vs Thanagar isn’t exactly new, but it’ll be good to see Hawkman back in action – although it’s interesting to note we’re looking at Katar Hol, Thanagarian policeman rather than Carter Hall, reincarnated Egyptian prince. Does DC post-Rebirth mean we’re back to the potentially confusing Hawkmen scenario?
And as to “who’s really behind the destruction of Rann” – anyone who’s read an issue of a Justice League title over the last fifty years or so should recognise Despero in the art above.