1976 - Adam Strange by Mike Zeck
Art Artist DC Comics

1976 – Adam Strange by Mike Zeck

1976 - Adam Strange by Mike Zeck

1976 – Adam Strange

Art by Mike Zeck

Adam Strange was introduced in Showcase, a comic book series from the 1950s and 1960s which served the purpose of introducing a character to see if they might be a popular addition to the DC lineup.

This featured such additions as the creation of the silver age Flash (Barry Allen). Adam Strange was introduced in issue 17 and featured in a story that ran through until issue 19. After his introduction he was mostly ignored until later in the 1960s when DC decided to launch on a new direction in its titles focusing more on science fiction than on fantasy or mystical elements. Adam Strange came to be featured in the series Mystery in Space, where he gained the greatest deal of his popularity.