Thursday, October 20, 2016

Adam Strange and The Jack of Hearts



I am glad to see that Adam Strange is continuing to find a home in comics, this time in the Death of Hawkman mini series by Marc Andreyko and Aaron Lopresti.  C-List heroes like him and Jack of Hearts may never burn up the sales charts, bet they still have a ton of potential.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adam Strange is NOT a c-list hero. If you must assign a letter, it would be zeta! I really like him as a character so this cover was great to see.

Bob Greenwade said...

If A-list and B-list heroes are the bones and meat of a comics universe, then C-list heroes like Jack and Adam are the blood. They circulate among titles, sometimes teaming up with others (either formally, like Jack in the Avengers, or informally), helping to keep the universe vital. I don't think comics universes other than DC or Marvel even have such characters; I'm sure Dark Horse's (unfortunately) short-lived world did; nor, I think, did Valiant's.

Anonymous said...

"The Jack of Hearts" was just a HORRIBLE name for a super hero !

I don't think "Lois Lane" would have had too much trouble figuring out who "Jack Hart's" alter ego was !

I'm surprised we didn't also get "The Queen of Hearts" and "The Ace of Spades".

Anonymous said...

@Ross: great cover! Is that Ultivac from the Forgotten Villains?

@Bob Greenwade: What do you mean, "short-lived?" Dark Horse didn't go belly-up. In fact, they just celebrated their 30th anniversary in publishing!

Cary Comic said...

Interesting pairing, Ross. How about one featuring Ghost Rider (1970's Johnny Blaze version) and the Phantom Stranger? Preferably, as Jims Starlin and Aparo might've done it!

Blaine Crowley said...

This is the first time I've noticed that you put the CCA marker on your covers.

Bob Buethe said...

@Anonymous #3: I think Bob G. was referring to the Comics; Greatest World imprint, Dark Horse's attempt at creating a shared superhero universe, that lasted from 1993-96.

Wolfhammer said...

Awesome! It's cover concepts like this that keep me coming back to this site.

Ross said...

Nope, not Ultivac...

Really? I think they almost all have the code on them!

Thanks, Wolfhammer!

Sonofjack Well said...

I always loved Adam Strange's classic 1950s "spaceman" look. For that reason I'd love to see him teamed up with Captain Mar-Vell in his original green and white spaceman uniform....

Bob Greenwade said...

The Other Bob is correct; I wasn't referring to the company (who also published both Who Wants to Be a Superhero? comics featuring Feedback and the Defuser, of which I have a copy each) but to the shared universe.

Cary Comic said...

Thanks for the clarification, BG. :-)

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