Created by Gardner F. Fox, Edmond Hamilton and Mike Sekowsky

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Adam Strange
The Original Universe


Occupation: Archaeologist, adventurer
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Father (deceased, name unknown); mother (deceased, name unknown); Todd (brother, deceased); Janice (sister); Alanna (wife); Aleea Strange (daughter); Sardath (father-in-law); Bantteir (mother-in-law); Adam Strange (22nd Century) (descendent); Alan Strange (descendent; circa 22nd-25th Century)
Base of Operation: Ranagar, city on Rann, third planet of Alpha Centauri
Group Affiliation(s): None
Gender: Male
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
First Appearance: Showcase #17 (November-December 1958): "Secret of the Eternal City"
Creators: Gardner F. Fox, Edmond Hamilton and Mike Sekowsky


A scientist from Earth, Adam Strange was teleported to the planet Rann by one of that world's scientists, Sardath, becoming Earth's first interstellar spaceman. In Strange, Sardath created both a hero for his world and a husband for his daughter Alanna, many of the men of Rann being sterile. The effects of the zeta beam, which brought Strange to Rann were temporary, meaning that Strange often spent much time away from his wife (and, in time, child) waiting for the next beam to strike. Eventually, however, Sardath made the effect permanent. In recent years, Strange (an honorary member of the Justice League) has often worked as a diplomat, both for Rann and for Earth.


For a definitive list of appearances of Adam Strange in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #1 (March 1985)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #6 (January 1991)