Comic Review: Strange Adventures #1 (DC Comics)

And so, we have the highly anticipated release of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ take on classic DC Scifi hero, Adam Strange. Strange Adventures #1, in a miniseries of 12 […]

And so, we have the highly anticipated release of Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ take on classic DC Scifi hero, Adam Strange.

Strange Adventures #1, in a miniseries of 12 issues, delves into a rhythmically paced examination of Adam Strange: hero or villain?

It’s skillfully woven, this deep-dive. It’s like the Zeta beam, transversing and transporting us here and there. We’re following a few events in Adam Strange’s life. To today, to back again.

There’s his current, retired status here on Earth with Alanna. But previous decisions made by Adam during the recent war on Rann are coming back to haunt him.
And the press is all over it. Going viral is not always a good thing.

This is a beautiful start to the 12 issue run. Tom King has the right touch for this adventure. Gone are the arbitrary 9 panels per page of Mister Miracle. Mitch Gerads is accompanied by Evan “Doc” Shaner on the artwork, turning out stellar stuff. Does this mean that they each coloured their own work?

Without disclosing more about the contents, let me just say that I enjoyed the pace and drama of this issue. It’s a great read.
Look for some fun comic book references here and there. It’s wise, it’s witty, it’s Strange adult entertainment from DC’s Black Label imprint.

DC Black Label, Strange Adventures #1, $4.99 for 32 pages of content. Adult, sexual content

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!