Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Adam Strange and Captain Marvel in "The Death of Adam Strange"




Death and rebirth in comics is such a merry-go-round these days, it's hard for any character's demise to have a real lasting impact anymore.  The Death of Captain Marvel was published in a very different time for comics, and the demise of Mar-Vell was a true shock and gut-punch for the reader.  The fact that he has been "allowed" to remain dead in this era speaks volumes about the impact of that beautifully illustrated and written graphic novel.

These two heroes first crossed paths in STF #1386...

16 comments:

harry bean said...

we need live action version of both adam strange and capt comet to show on legends of tomorrow or supergirl

Anonymous said...

I'm sure people have commented before on this blog suggesting a live action Adam Strange, something which I agree would be a great idea.

For this blog, I'd love to see Captain Comet meet Captain Caveman.

Cary Comic said...

Marvel Comics has probably kept the good captain dead because they knew (quite rightly as far as I'm permanently concerned) that they had pushed the fan-tolerance envelope by violating their own rules in revivifying Bucky Barnes!

Re: today's cover? I have to wonder if Nitro was rampaging through South America or some other sub-equatorial region. Because, I don't think even the "Rebirth" story arc has cancelled out the fact that Rannian zeta beams strike Earth in the Southern Hemisphere.*

Perhaps Nitro had been hired, by MODOK, to go after some of that H'leven technology left behind by that giant red-and-white robot post-Crisis Superman once battled?


*No proctological puns intended.

Bob Greenwade said...

Mar-Vell is the only comic book superhero who is truly dead (not counting those who started that way, such as Spectre and Deadman). The rest have been only mostly dead.

Scott Cummins said...

Captain Marvel's return has been teased twice so far. The first time was during Marvel's first Civil War and it was revealed he was a Skrull. The second time was when his own people the Kree cloned him during Avengers vs X-Men. Now there is a rumor that the hero to return during Secret Empire is Captain Marvel and this time it will be the real him.

Ken Roskos said...

Jim Starlin was the only writer/artist who could do justice to Mar-Vell, Warlock and, of course, Thanos. Marvel films owes a decent chunk of their success to him.(Starlin, I mean.)

Anonymous said...

Sorry Ross, but that background looks like a matte painting from Space: 1999. Just sayin'.

http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/epguide/t22motd.html

Gotta go, the Evil Shatner is calling me.

Ross said...

Good eye!

Anonymous said...

@ my namesake: was that the second episode of Season 1? Where the late, great Sir Christopher Lee played the leader of a band of hibernating aliens...whose cryogenic tech didn't work on Earthlings?

Sonofjack Well said...
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Cary Comic said...

Rich and Mary Parker are safe. The last attempt turned out to be androids!

Sonofjack Well said...

I actually love that background! Wherever it came from, it works very well with the overall image. I've actually requested this pairing in the past, although I'll admit that what I requested was Adam Strange and Mar-Vell in his green and white "spaceman" costume. However, I can see how that costume would be out of sync with the idea behind this cover. At any rate, I'll happily take what I can get.

Simreeve said...

Ken Roskos said...
"Jim Starlin was the only writer/artist who could do justice to Mar-Vell, Warlock and, of course, Thanos. Marvel films owes a decent chunk of their success to him.(Starlin, I mean.)"

But the less said about his DC 'Death of the New Gods' the better...

Cary Comic said...

Yeah! That time-tossed Batman subplot was the worst idea for a circulation-boosting story arc this side of Rebirth!

Anonymous said...

I'd have bought this comic !

Who do I give my 60¢ ?

Cary Comic said...

@Anon: Julius "Julie" Schwartz.

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