DC Announces ‘Hawkman/Adam Strange: Out Of Time’ from Andreyko & Lopresti
As far as DC's space-faring heroes go, Hawkman and Adam Strange have had a bit of a rocky relationship over the years. Despite both being nominally good guys and occasional Justice Leaguers, their major interaction in the past has resulted from Thanagar and Rann, their respective planets, going to war with each other --- presumably over the fact that Rann's capital is called "Ranagar," and that's way too confusing.
Now, though, there's something new on the horizon. Today, DC announced Hawkman/Adam Strange: Out Of Time, a new series set to kick off in October from writer Marc Andreyko and artist Aaron Lopresti, where the two heroes team up --- and this time, it's to stop an interplanetary war form breaking out.
If you're wondering why I'm not making my usual jokes about Hawkman, well, if there's one thing that Andreyko has proven with his work on titles like Manhunter, it's that he can dive into the stranger pieces of the DC Universe and turn an underappreciated character into something that works incredibly well. Plus, Hawkman always works best as part of a duo, and Adam Strange's complimentary sci-fi elements have the potential to make this a pretty entertaining buddy-space-cop story.
Here's DC's official description of the series:
Residing on Earth and out of the hero game, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a “normal” life, until he’s literally pulled back into adventure again as a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, where he hopes to be reunited with his beloved Alanna. But instead, he finds the once great city of Ranagar in ruins with millions dead, and the once peaceful Alanna is now calling for the blood of Rann’s oldest enemy, Thanagar, home of the Hawkmen.
Sensing something is amiss, Strange enlists the aid of Thanagarian policeman Katar Hol, aka Hawkman, who is also trying anything possible to avert war. Together the two try and uncover who’s really behind the destruction of Rann while at the same time preventing Rann and Thanagar from marching into interplanetary armageddon!
HAWKMAN AND ADAM STRANGE: OUT OF TIME #1 arrives at comic retailers on October 5.