Written by the legendary Gardner Fox, Adam Strange was one of the premier science fiction heroes of the 1960s. Now once again available in paperback, the Silver Age origins of one of the great DC Comics heroes of all time! After being mysteriously teleported to another world, Rann, by a scientist in search of a husband for his daughter, Adam Strange's life changed irreversibly as he instantly went from being a simple Earth archaeologist to a cosmic adventurer and hero. This graphic novel collection delves into the true characterization of the man who becomes a myth, by exploring his early childhood and his relationship with his estranged family. By also exposing the hidden secrets of Rann, his new home planet, the crossroads of Adam Strange's past and present converge to reveal the path to his future. With art by some of the greatest illustrators in the history of the industry, including Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and more, ADAM STRANGE: THE SILVER AGE VOL. 1 is a must-own for any collector or new fan wanting to know more about Rann's greatest hero. Collects SHOWCASE #17-19 and MYSTERY IN SPACE #53-74.
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Born in 1911 in Brooklyn, New York, Gardner Fox was probably the single most imaginative and productive writer in the Golden Age of comics. In the 1940s, he created or co-created dozens of long-running characters for DC Comics, including The Flash, Hawkman, The Sandman and Doctor Fate, as well as penning most of the adventures of comics' first super-team, the Justice Society of America. He was also the second person to script Batman, beginning somewhere around the Dark Knight Detective's third story. For other companies over the years Fox also wrote "Skyman," "the Face," " Jet Powers," "Dr. Strange," "Doc Savage" and many others -- including Crom the Barbarian, the first sword-and-sorcery series in comics. Following the revival in the late 1950s of the super-hero genre, Fox assembled Earth's Mightiest Heroes once more and scripted an unbroken 65-issue run of JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Though he produced thousands of other scripts and wrote over 100 books, it is perhaps this body of work for which he is best known. Fox passed away in 1986.
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