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The Adam Strange Archives, Vol. 1 (The Adam Strange Archives #1)

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A thrilling adventure of sci-fi action, ADAM STRANGE ARCHIVES VOL. ONE masterfully reprints the earliest escapades of "Earth's First Spaceman" as they were originally published in the 1950s. While searching fora tabled city in the Andes Mountains, archeologist Adam Strange suddenly found his entire life changed when he was miraculously transported to the planet Rann. Stran ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by DC Comics (first published 2004)
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Joseph Rice
These early adventures of Adam Strange were written by sci-fi pioneer Gardner Fox. First off we get Adam's tryout issues from Showcase, highlighted as Adventures on Other Worlds. Showcase gave us two Adam stories per issue, one around 14 pages, the other 8 or 9. Because his Showcase run was successful, Adam soon moved to Mystery in Space as its lead feature, each story getting 8 pages approximately. No explanation why Adam did not get his own self-titled magazine like Atom and Green Lantern.

Adam Strange, that frequent commuter to the planet Rann via the fluky "Zeta-Beam" teleportation phenomenon, was a favorite DC character for many a year. Gardner Fox was an amazingly creative writer, churning up a fresh planet-threatening menace issue after issue which Adam (with the help of his gorgeous girlfriend Alanna of Rann) would handily and brainily dispatch in a mere 9 pages, zooming around the skies of Rann with rocket-jets on his back and his ray gun blasting more often than not. (His ...more
Ralph Carlson
Like STRANGE ADVENTURES, MYSTERY IN SPACE, where Adam Strange appeared, was one of my favorite comics when I was a kid. It was great to read these stories again after all these years. I have the other two volumes in this series which I will soon be reading.
Keith Renderman
Great silver age space fun.
William Ritch
I had started reading Adam Strange in the early 1960s so I missed a lot of these stories from his creation the late 1950s. The stories are good and were always my favorite in "Mystery in Space." There is a lot of SF and adventure in those 8 short pages.
Showcase #17-19
Mystery in Space #53-65
In color, HB, OOP
First appearance of Adam Strange = Showcase #17
Eric Onkenhout
If you like classic science fiction, you'll love Adam Strange.
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Gardner Francis Cooper Fox was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. Comic book historians estimate that he wrote over 4,000 comics stories.

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