Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Adam Strange origin for "52" page 1

Some of you may know that I was scheduled to draw an Adam Strange mini-series back in the late 80's, but I couldn't get past the one edict from DC editorial:  "Give him a new costume."

I really liked the original costume and no matter how hard I tried to go in a different direction it seemed pointless.  Who cares about Adam Strange if he's not wearing that cool space suit?


  1. Reckon those Paul Pope pages from WEDNESDAY COMICS prove there's absolutely nothing wrong with Adam Strange's original costume.

  2. Did they ever manage to actually change his costume in the late 80s? I remember a few Adam Strange appearances back then and he had the same classic look. At least you got to draw a Secret origins cover.

    Kinda funny that you ended up drawing a revised version anyway! At least in wasn't more than 2 pages!

  3. As usual this is absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully I'll get half as good with rendering my drawings someday. :D

  4. I completely agree with the costume bit. If it ain't broke...

    and might that have been the Richard Brunning-scripted mini? I actually quite liked that one.

  5. The first image you posted of Adam reminds me of the early model sheets Toth used to do for the HB studios. Simple and clean lines. Oh the days.

    The other pages, it is interesting to see the way you inked the moon. I'm always fascinated by that approach. You make it look easy.