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Adam Strange

Showcase No. 17
November-December 1958
Cover: Adam Strange vs. spaceship cutting into city dome with a pendulum //Gil Kane
Story: “Secret of the Eternal City” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: Adam Strange (first appearance; origin)
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (first appearance for both)
Villains: The Eternals (first and only appearance)
Intro: The people of Rann
Comments: This issue is cover-blurbed as “Adventures on Other Worlds.”
 This issue also contains a one-page text feature, “The Three-In-One Star.”
Synopsis: While fleeing Inca Indians near the lost city of Caramanga, archaeologist Adam Strange makes a brave 25-foot leap across a chasm, is hit by a Zeta-Beam at the midpoint of his leap, and touches down in a tropical jungle of the planet Rann, orbiting the star Alpha Centauri, over 25 trillion miles from Earth.  He is rescued from a large animal by Alanna, a Rannian woman in an aircraft, who takes him to her home city of Ranagar.  There her father, the scientist Sardath, imparts to him the knowledge of their language through a Menticizer, which implants it directly into his brain.  Sardath explains that, for the last four years, he has been beaming Zeta waves at Earth, hoping they would be tracked back to Rann by intelligent life on Earth.  However, something the Zeta-Beam picked up on its journey from Rann to Earth converted it into a teleportation beam, and Adam Strange happened to be in the path of the first one that struck Earth.
 Sardath explains that Rann has lost much of its science due to a nuclear war that broke out 1,000 years ago on Rann and which split their civilization up into isolated city-states.  Alanna is taking Adam on a tour of Kamorak, another Rannian city, when it is attacked by aliens from space.  As they are escaping, Adam and Alanna learn from a radio broadcast that the invaders call themselves The Eternals, who are in search of the rare metal Vitatron, which makes them immortal.  Alanna says that there is only one place on Rann the Vitatron could be, in the city of Samarkand, which only appears once every 25 years.  (When the nuclear war broke out a millennium before, the Samarkandians phased their city into the fourth dimension, returning once every quarter-century to determine whether or not Rann had given up war.)
 Adam and Alanna go to the site at which Samarkand is to materialize.  When it does, they explain to the people of the city their plight.  The Samarkandians say that they have the Vitatron, but have no weaponry with which to fight the Eternals.  When the Eternals appear in the skies above Samarkand, the citizens lend Alanna and Adam their only spacecraft, in hopes they can find a way to outwit their foes.  Adam tricks the Eternals into following their ship to Samarkand, bailing out before the craft automatically lands in the city.  Samarkand phases out of existence again, trapping the Eternals in the fourth dimension.  Adam and Alanna are standing outside of Samarkand’s event horizon, and remain on Rann.  But, a few seconds later, the Zeta-Beam charge wears off Adam, and he teleports back to Earth, promising to return.  But, by his calculations, it will be over 62 days before the next Zeta-Beam strikes Earth.
 
Story: “The Planet and the Pendulum” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Feature Character: Adam Strange (gains his red-and-white costume, jet pack, and ray gun in this story)
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villains: The Morleenians (first and only appearance), the Zoorans (first appearance; next appear in MYSTERY IN SPACE #75)
Intro: People of New Ranagar (first appearance)
Synopsis: 62 days after his first trip to Rann, Adam Strange catches another Zeta-Beam south of Singapore and is teleported to the territory of the primitive Zoorans, who think he is a sorcerer.  They bring him before their chief, who condemns him to the “Rainbow Doom”, a force that teleports him to still another planet.
 The new world proves to be Anthorann, Rann’s sister-world, which also orbits Alpha Centauri.  Moreover, Adam soon finds Sardath and Alanna there, in the spaceship of the Samarkandians.  Alanna explains that the Samarkandian scientists came to live in Ranagar after Adam’s last visit, but knew they would perish within months due to their Vitatron being left in the fourth dimension.  They recorded much of their science knowledge “on tape”, and the Rannians put many of them into practical use, making some tribes think of the Ranagarians as sorcerers.
 The Samarkandians had, a millennium ago, sent a colony to Anthorann, where they established the city of New Ranagar, protected by a great dome overhead.  Sardath created a ship like the Samarkandians’ from their blueprints, and he and Alanna went to explore Anthorann, intending to return before Adam’s next arrival.  But, says Alanna, they were attacked and forced down by a hostile spacecraft.  She also explains that the “Rainbow Doom” was really a teleport station set up by the ancient Samarkandian scientists.  Adam dons a red-and-white spacesuit he finds in the craft, complete with a jet-pack that enables him to fly, and a ray-gun.  He sends radio signals seeking help, and the three of them are picked up by New Ranagarians, who explain that they are being invaded by aliens from the planet Morleen.  Since New Ranagar has the only water source on the world, the Morleenians must conquer them, and they attempt it by lowering a giant pendulum from their ship, outfitted with a gigantic scythe made of “diamondium”, intending to cut through the protective dome and bomb the city.  Adam Strange jets out, dodging the aliens’ missiles, and blasts through the shaft connecting the pendulum to the ship.  The shaft breaks, the pendulum bounces harmlessly off the dome, and the Morleenians flee into space.  Just as Adam is counselling Alanna to be prepared for their return, the Zeta-Beam wears off again, and he returns to Earth.
Showcase No. 18
January-February 1959
Cover: Tak Vall watching Adam Strange try to rescue Alanna wind-up doll from flaming sea //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Invaders From the Atom Universe” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (next appears in MYSTERY IN SPACE #62)
Villains: The Vrenn (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue is cover-blurbed as “Adventures on Other Worlds”.
Synopsis: Adam Strange and the Rannians are transferred to a sub-atomic world by the inhabitants of that world, who proceed to occupy Rann.
Story: “The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange (next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Supporting Character: Alanna (next appears, in flashback, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Villains: Tak Vall, Moora, Dysians (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Adam Strange briefly appears during the heroes of Earth’s battle with Commander Blanx in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144.
Synopsis: To infiltrate the home of Tak Vall, who plans doom for Ranagar, Adam Strange poses as a wind-up doll of himself.
Showcase No. 19
March-April 1959
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna menaced by magnetic meteor //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Challenge of the Star-Hunter” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Supporting Character: Alanna (last appearance in flashback in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #144)
Cameo appearance: The Vrenn (in flashback)
Villain: Leothric (first and only appearance)
Comment: This issue is cover-blurbed as “Adam Strange”.
Synopsis: Adam Strange must find out which of three animals he hunts is really an alien named Leothric, or see Rann destroyed.
Story: “Mystery of the Mental Menace” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Mike Sekowsky
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange (next appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #53)
Supporting Character: Alanna (next appears in MYSTERY IN SPACE #53)
Villain: Zakkad (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: An atom-shaped alien unleashes magnetic meteors to draw Adam Strange across space to him, so that he may learn the secret of his teleportation.
Mystery in Space No. 53
August 1959
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. giant robot //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Menace of the Robot Raiders” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in SHOWCASE #19)
Supporting Character: Alanna (last appearance in SHOWCASE #19)
Intro: The Griks, Zagar and other giant robots (only appearance for all)
Villain: Vor Kan (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange returns to Ranagar, where he deals with the menace of giant robots left by aliens, which have now inexplicably gone berserk.
Mystery in Space No. 54
September 1959
Cover: Adam Strange and Rannians vs. underground invaders //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Invaders From the Underground World” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Xaltan Tor (only appearance)
Villains: Underground invaders of Rann (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange finds himself accused of crimes on Rann that a race of rock-like underground people has committed in preparation to invading Rann’s surface.
Mystery in Space No. 55
November 1959
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. Zaradak //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs (wash drawing)
Story: “The Beast From the Runaway World” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Zaradak (a dinosaur; only appearance)
Villains: The Sfarri (no appearance; name only mentioned; first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange must cope with a dinosaur from a runaway world and a bomb threat from aliens when he returns to Rann.
Mystery in Space No. 56
December 1959
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. Nimar //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Menace of the Super-Atom” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: Nimar (only appearance) and his inanimate army (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: On his latest trip to Rann, Adam Strange must battle an atom-being who has created an army of inanimate soldiers to conquer the planet.
Mystery in Space No. 57
February 1960
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna in giant footprint //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Mystery of the Giant Footprints” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: The Rhollians (first and only appearance)
Comment: The statement that the Rhollians sunk Atlantis is questionable, in the light of ADVENTURE COMICS #?, which shows Atlantis sinking by a different method.
Synopsis: On his latest voyage to Rann, Adam Strange battles blue giants who wish to sink an island containing Orichalkum.
Mystery in Space No. 58
March 1960
Cover: Adam Strange vs. “Apollo” on winged horse //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Chariot in the Sky” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: “Jupiter”, “Hercules”, and “Apollo” (first and only appearance for all)
Comment: The Jupiter, Hercules, and Apollo who appear in this story are not the actual Olympian gods who appear in WONDER WOMAN and other titles.
Synopsis: Three powerful beings named Jupiter, Hercules, and Apollo mistake Rann for their native planet, attack it in the belief that the Rannians are invaders, and end up battling Adam Strange.
Mystery in Space No. 59
May 1960
Cover: Adam Strange vs. his giant double //Gil Kane / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Duel of the Two Adam Stranges” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: Avanar Bar, giant Adam Strange robot (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: The deposed last ruler of Rann creates a giant Adam Strange robot to try and regain power, and the real Adam Strange must defeat it.
Mystery in Space No. 60
June 1960
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Yggardis //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Attack of the Tentacle World” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Yggardis (a sentient planet; only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange and Alanna encounter Yggardis, a sentient, tentacled planet that scours other worlds for life forms to populate it--which die within 24 hours of the transplantation.
Mystery in Space No. 61
July 1960
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Tornado Tyrant //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Threat of the Tornado Tyrant” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villain: The Tornado Tyrant (first appearance; next appears, as the Tornado Champion, in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #17)
Synopsis: After barely escaping a dying world, Adam Strange returns to Rann and has to fight the menace of a living tornado.
Mystery in Space No. 62
September 1960
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. two-headed sea monster //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Beast With the Sizzling Blue Eyes” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Bernard Sachs
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (last appearance in SHOWCASE #18; next appears in issue #68)
Intro: Zhoran Tew (only appearance)
Villain: Mortan (first appearance; next appears in issue #80)
Synopsis: A would-be tyrant on Rann harnesses monsters from that planet’s ancient past to terrorize it, and Adam Strange must defeat him.
Mystery in Space No. 63
November 1960
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Vantor with Vacuumizer //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Weapon That Swallowed Men” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: Vantors (first appearance; name revealed in issue #78, their next appearance)
Synopsis: Rann is conquered by alien invaders whose Vacuumizer weapons dissolve and suck up soldiers, and even Adam Strange is initially defeated by them.
Mystery in Space No. 64
December 1960
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Carlon Zan //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Radioactive Menace” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Ancient Rannians (only appearance; in flashback)
Villain: Carlon Zan (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: A would-be dictator of ancient Rann becomes radioactive and is teleported via a time warp into the 20th Century, where Adam Strange must battle him for the fate of the planet.
Mystery in Space No. 65
February 1961
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. Mechanimen //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “The Mechanical Masters of Rann” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: The Mechanimen (destroyed in this story), Evar Ronokol (dies in this story; in flashback)
Villains: Alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: When Adam Strange returns to Rann, he finds it guarded by the Mechanimen, great robots who protect the people of that world from all danger--whether they like it or not.
Mystery in Space No. 66
March 1961
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. Corytrix on space-island //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Space-Island of Peril” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villain: A Corytrix (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange and Alanna must battle the Corytrix, a creature which is intent on hurling Rann into its sun.
Mystery in Space No. 67
May 1961
Cover: Adam Strange vs. giant firefly //Carmine Infantino / Bernard Sachs
Story: “Challenge of the Giant Fireflies” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: Sun-beings (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: The Rannians, in Adam Strange’s absence, deal with the menace of giant fireflies, only to discover (as does Adam) that they need them in order to fight flame-bodied beings from their sun.
Mystery in Space No. 68
June 1961
Cover: Adam Strange vanishing as he and Alanna face tigrabar //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Fadeaway Doom” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (between issues #62 / 74)
Villains: Kaskor (first appearance; next appears in DC COMICS PRESENTS #3), the Dust Devils (first appearance; one Dust Devil returns in issue #70)
Synopsis: Adam Strange must battle Kaskor, who seeks to conquer Rann with a zeta-beam weapon of his own, and the alien Dust Devils.
Mystery in Space No. 69
August 1961
Cover: Kyrri soldier turning Adam Strange into water //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Menace of the Aqua-Ray Weapon” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Chunky (a dog) and his master (only appearance for both)
Villains: The Kyrri (first appearance; next appear in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Synopsis: Adam Strange and a dog teleport to Rann to face the Kyrri, ancient enemies of the human Rannians who turn their foes into puddles of water with a new weapon.
Mystery in Space No. 70
September 1961
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Jakarta //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Vengeance of the Dust Devil” (9 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villain: Jakarta (a Dust Devil; first appearance, though possibly appeared previously in issue #68; next appears in issue #84)
Synopsis: Adam Strange unwittingly brings a Dust Devil with him when he journeys back to Rann, only to see the being threaten both Rann and Earth.
Mystery in Space No. 71
November 1961
Cover: Adam Strange transformed into crystal-creature and Tragdol transformed into Adam Strange by Akabubu //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Challenge of the Crystal Conquerors” (17 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Karalyxians (only appearance)
Villains: Kathifran, Tragdol, and other Karalyxian outlaws (first appearance for all; all die in this story), Akabubu (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange, Alanna, and other Rannians are transformed by a strange being into the likenesses of crystal-bodied outlaws from Karalyx, while the outlaws are changed into the images of Adam, Alanna, and other Rannians.
Mystery in Space No. 72
December 1961
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Klanff invader shooting fire creature at him //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Multiple Menace Weapon” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Janna, Julan, Teddi, and other Rannians of 101,961 A.D. (only appearance for all), Tom Boyle (next appears in issue #77; named in issue #80)
Cameo appearance: Yggardis (in flashback)
Villains: The Klanff (first and only appearance), the “cone invaders” (first appearance; die in this story)
Comment: This is the first 12-cent issue of MYSTERY IN SPACE.
Synopsis: Adam Strange is teleported 100,000 years into the future to deal with invaders who threaten the Rann of that era, while the Rann of his era faces danger from other invaders.
Mystery in Space No. 73
February 1962
Cover: Adam Strange vs. “invisible warrior” //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Invisible Raiders of Rann” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Cameo appearances: Carlon Zan, Vantors (in flashback)
Intro: Karthalians (in flashback; only appearance)
Villain: Ziathron (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Rann is threatened by an alien energy-form invader who turns all people on the planet invisible, except for Adam Strange.
Mystery in Space No. 74
March 1962
Cover: Adam Strange, Hortan Var, and Alanna //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Spaceman Who Fought Himself” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (last appearance in issue #68)
Villains: Hortan Var, the Kai (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: A Kai warrior who is a look-alike for Adam Strange tricks him into a trap that leaves him on a barren world, with Rann ripe for the taking.
Mystery in Space No. 75
May 1962
Cover: Kanjar Ro freezing Adam Strange with Gamma Gong //Carmine Infantino / Joe Giella
Story: “The Planet That Came to a Standstill” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
GS: Aquaman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in ADVENTURE COMICS #282), Batman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #288), Flash (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in THE FLASH #119), Green Lantern (between GREEN LANTERN #5 / 6), J’onn J’onzz (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in DETECTIVE COMICS #289) , Snapper Carr (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 / 4), Wonder Woman (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in WONDER WOMAN #121; all appear as the Justice League of America, between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 / 4)
Cameo appearances: Kai warriors, Superman (both in flashback)
Villains: Kanjar Ro (between JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3 / 24), Hyathis (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; next appears in SHOWCASE #103), Sayyar, Kromm (last appearance for both in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #3; last appearance for both), Zoorans (last appearance in SHOWCASE #17; last appearance)
Comment: In this story Adam Strange is hit by a beam which makes it deadly for him to stay on Rann for more than a year at a time.
Synopsis: Kanjar Ro escapes the place of his imprisonment and comes to Rann, planning to use its triple suns to give him triple the power of Superman, and pitting himself against Adam Strange and the Justice League of America.
Mystery in Space No. 76
June 1962
Cover: Adam Strange vs. two Xanthoses //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Challenge of the Rival Starman” (14 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Xanthos (only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange is challenged to overcome three menaces by Xanthos, the champion of another world.
Mystery in Space No. 77
August 1962
Cover: Adam Strange vs. flying giant ray-gun //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Ray-Gun in the Sky” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Sorkhan Vuh (only appearance)
Other Character: Tom Boyle (between issues #72 / 81)
Villains: Ku Dann (first and only appearance), the Arvese (first appearance; last chronological appearance in flashback in issue #81; last chronological appearance)
Comment: In this story, Sardath develops a Zeta-Beam that can seek out Adam Strange anywhere on Earth.
Synopsis: Adam Strange destroys a giant ray-gun menacing Rann, but by so doing exposes Rann to an even greater danger.
Mystery in Space No. 78
September 1962
Cover: Adam Strange, Alanna, and Rannians endangered by eclipse weapon //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Shadow People of the Eclipse” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: An energy-being and other aliens (first and only appearance for all)
Villains: The Vantor (last appearance in issue #63; last appearance), Llyrr (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Llyrr, a powerful alien, uses an eclipse-weapon to convert Adam Strange and the Rannians into living shadows to transport them to a world on which they become part of his menagerie.
Mystery in Space No. 79
November 1962
Cover: Adam Strange paralyzed by bolt of lightning hitting his statue //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Metal Conqueror of Rann” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villain: Ikhar the Undying (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange finds himself paralyzed and Alanna turned into a statue by Ikhar the Undying, an energy-based life-form that can only live in unliving matter.
Mystery in Space No. 80
December 1962
Cover: Adam Strange’s shadow firing at Adam and Alanna //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Deadly Shadows of Adam Strange” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Nurse Calkins, a doctor (only appearance for both)
Villains: Mortan (between issues #62 / 91) and his confederate (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Mortan escapes and captures Sardath to lure Adam Strange into a trap of living shadows.
Mystery in Space No. 81
February 1963
Cover: Cloud-creature vs. Adam Strange //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Cloud-Creature That Menaced Two Worlds” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Other Character: Tom Boyle (last appearance in issue #77; last appearance)
Intro: Betti Smythe (only appearance)
Villains: Alva Xar (first appearance; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #134), the Arvese (in flashback; first chronological appearance; next chronological appearance in issue #77), a cloud-creature (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: A 1000-year-old ex-dictator of Rann comes out of suspended animation, tricks Adam Strange into staying on Earth with a double of Alanna, and conquers Rann in his absence.
Mystery in Space No. 82
March 1963
Cover: Adam Strange beholding atomic war on Earth and magnifying glass weapon threatening Rann //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “World War on Earth and Rann” (16 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: Akor Barth, Lalla (only appearance for both)
Villains: Manlo Tallifa (first and only appearance), Thanas Pral (first appearance; named in issue #88, his next appearance)
Comment: Manlo Tallifa’s transportation of weapons from the third and fourth World Wars confirms that six World Wars will happen before the 30th Century in the Legion’s time-line.
Synopsis: Adam Strange must deal with an Earth villain who threatens to conquer the planet with weapons snatched from the future and a Rannian tyrant who is conquering the world city by city with a giant lens weapon.
Mystery in Space No. 83
May 1963
Cover: Lo Pau striking Adam Strange with rays from Emotionizer //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Emotion-Master of Space” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villains: Lo Pau, Loraneans (first and only appearance for all), Kallula (first appearnce; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Rann is endangered by a giant platinum-eating bird, and Adam Strange and Alanna have their emotions manipulated by an alien’s device.
Mystery in Space No. 84
June 1963
Cover: Adam Strange vs. Jakarta the Dust Devil //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Powerless Weapons of Adam Strange” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Joe Giella
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villain: Jakarta the Dust Devil (last appearance in issue #70; last appearance)
Synopsis: Jakarta the Dust Devil breaks free of his static-electricity prison, divides himself in two, menaces Earth and Rann simultaneously, and defies Adam Strange to defeat him.
Mystery in Space No. 85
August 1963
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna starting fires with rockets //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Riddle of the Runaway Rockets” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villains: Borg (a giant robot; first and only appearance), Agran, the Moorl (in flashback; first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Adam Strange must face an ancient giant robot which has been reactivated to attack modern-day Rann.
Mystery in Space No. 86
September 1963
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna (in airship) menaced by giant hand from ice //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Attack of the Underworld Giants” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: John Giunta
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Intro: The Norgans (only appearance)
Cameo appearance: Hawkman (in a blurb for next issue)
Villains: Val Kar, criminal Norgans (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: Adam Strange, Alanna, and other citizens of Ranagar are teleported by giant thieves to a city below Rann’s ice cap to serve as substitute captives for the police from their world.
Mystery in Space No. 87
November 1963
Story: “The Super-Brain of Adam Strange” (12 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Character: Adam Strange (next appears in Hawkman story in this issue)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (next appears in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24), Sardath
Comment: Shortly after this story, Adam Strange briefly appears in the Hawkman story in this issue, then helps the Justice League fight Kanjar Ro in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24.
Synopsis: Sardath uses Null-Zeta radiation on Adam Strange in order to control the amount of time he can spend on Rann, up to a year in duration.  But the radiation has the side-effect of turning him into an arrogant, megacephalic, futuristic genius, and causes Ranagar to be menaced by radiation blasts.
Mystery in Space No. 88
December 1963
Cover: Adam Strange grabbed by Thanas Pral, emerging from robot body; Hawkman vignette //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “The Robot-Wraith of Rann” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (last appearance in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #24), Sardath
Villain: Thanas Pral (last appearance in issue #82; last appearance)
Synopsis: Thanas Pral turns himself into a wraith and attempts to do good to make amends for his past crimes.  But radiations from a metal container brought from Earth to Rann by Adam Strange force him to do evil again.
Mystery in Space No. 89
February 1964
Story: “Siren of the Space Ark” (13 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Sid Greene
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: Brittis, the Electronibrains (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: The Electronibrains, mechanical masters of a space ark, give an enslaved woman the power to cause Adam Strange to become her love-slave, so that he will not oppose their takeover attempt on Rann.
Mystery in Space No. 90
March 1964
Cover: Adam Strange flying between Earth and Rann; Adam Strange and Hawkman vignettes //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Planets in Peril” (25 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Pencillers: Carmine Infantino (pgs. 1-8, 19-25), Murphy Anderson (pgs. 9-18)
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Gaspar Saladino
Feature Characters: Adam Strange, Hawkman, Hawkgirl
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villain: Oran Dargg (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in part in the next issue.
 In this story, Adam Strange proposes marriage to Alanna.
Synopsis: Rannian scientist Oran Dargg transports the entire Earth to the Alpha Centauri system by Zeta-Beam, threatening to destroy the worlds by collision in a week unless they capitulate to him, and Adam Strange and Alanna team with Hawkman and Hawkgirl to seek a solution before disaster claims both worlds.
Mystery in Space No. 91
May 1964
Cover: Adam Strange hesitating between prison cabinets occupied by two Alannas //Carmine Infantino / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Puzzle of the Perilous Prisons” (15 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
GA: Hawkman, Hawkgirl (both next appear in HAWKMAN #1)
Villain: Mortan (last appearance in issue #80; last appearance)
Synopsis: Alanna, having accepted Adam’s proposal of marriage, returns with him to Earth.  But she has been hit by a negative Zeta-Beam created by Mortan, Adam Strange’s old enemy, which sends her back to Rann--and, when Adam contacts her physically, will destroy them both.
Mystery in Space No. 92
June 1964
Story: “The Alien Invasion From Earth” (11 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood?
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villains: Alien invaders (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange discovers aliens invading Earth just before he is zeta-beamed away.  Then, on Rann, he learns that the same alien race is invading that planet.
Mystery in Space No. 93
August 1964
Story: “The Convict Twins From Space” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood?
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Inhabitants of planet Zoe, Alanna’s two partners (only appearance for all)
Villains: Two energy beings (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: Adam Strange must save Alanna when she and two friends release captive energy-beings on the planet Zoe.
Mystery in Space No. 94
September 1964
Cover: Future Adam Strange and Space Ranger //Dick Dillin / Sheldon Moldoff
Story: “The Riddle of the Two Solar Systems” (part 1; 7 pages)
 Part 2: “The Adam Strange Story” (10 pages)
 Part 3: “The Future Adam Strange” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood?
Penciller: Phil Kelsey
Inker: Lee Elias
Feature Characters: Adam Strange, Space Ranger
Supporting Characters: Cryll, Myra, Alanna
Intro: Adam Strange of the 25th Century (descendant of Adam Strange and Alanna; next appears in issue #98; cf. also STRANGE ADVENTURES #?), Ebba, Collins, Zulcanians (only appearance for all)
Villain: Okri-Ro (first and only appearance)
Synopsis: In the future, Space Ranger and a descendant of Adam Strange find the solution to a current menace in the first Adam Strange’s diary account of a similar case.
Mystery in Space No. 95
November 1964
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. Hydra-Head //Lee Elias
Story: “The Hydra-Head From Outer Space” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dick Wood?
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Maria (only appearance)
Villains: Zaarb-Ka and his henchman (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: On Rann, Adam Strange and Alanna take on a criminal who uses animals in his operations.
Mystery in Space No. 96
December 1964
Story: “The Coins That Doomed Two Planets” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood?
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Synopsis: When Adam Strange returns to Rann, the planet is endangered by menaces taken from magical coins.
Mystery in Space No. 97
February 1965
Cover: Adam Strange under green sun, sinking in quicksand (four vignettes) //Lee Elias
Story: “The Day Adam Strange Vanished” (11 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood?
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Karko-Zeo, Urbites (only appearance for all)
Villains: Sharta-Zar and his gang (first and only appearance for all)
Synopsis: An interrupted Zeta-Beam throws Adam Strange into a world under a green sun, where he teams with a local lawman against a criminal band that threatens both that world and Rann.
Mystery in Space No. 98
March 1965
Cover: Yarrok turning Adam Strange into gas-being; Yarrok watching Space Ranger battle future Adam Strange //Lee Elias
Story: “The Wizard of the Cosmos” (part 1; 12 pages)
 Part 2: “The Return of Yarrok of Zulkan” (13 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Dave Wood?
Artists: Lee Elias (pgs. 1-12), Howard Purcell (pgs. 13-25)
Feature Characters: Adam Strange, Space Ranger
GS: Future Adam Strange (last appearance in issue #94; last appearance)
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Cryll
Villains: Yarrok and the Yarrok of the future (first and only appearance for both)
Synopsis: A mad Vulcanian scientist threatens Rann, and Adam Strange and Alanna must stop him from plundering the planet.   Centuries later, Yarrok’s descendant discovers his ancestor’s secrets, and presents a threat Space Ranger and the future Adam Strange must deal with.
Mystery in Space No. 99
May 1965
Story: “The World-Destroyer From Space” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Lurinor (only appearance)
Villain: The World-Destroyer Beast (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: A Zeta-Beam accident transfers the minds of Adam Strange and a beast with the power to destroy a planet into each other’s body.
Mystery in Space No. 100
June 1965
Story: “The Death of Alanna” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange (next appears in issue #102)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (next appears in issue #102), Sardath (next appears in STRANGE ADVENTURES #222)
Intro: An alien scientist (only appearance)
Synopsis: Adam Strange comes to Rann to deal with an alien who has apparently killed his lover Alanna.
Mystery in Space No. 102
September 1965
Cover: Adam Strange //Lee Elias
Story: “The Robot World of Ancient Rann” (12 pages)
Editor: Jack Schiff
Writer: Jerry Siegel
Artist: Lee Elias
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in issue #100; next appears in STRANGE ADVENTURES #222)
Supporting Character: Alanna (next appears in STRANGE ADVENTURES #222)
Villains: The Robot-Master, the Velociteer, and other robots (first and only appearance for all), the Inquisitor (first appearance; destroyed in this story)
Synopsis: Adam Strange and Alanna are thrown back into Rann’s past to deal with the Robot-Master and his horde of human-hating robots.
Strange Adventures No. 222
January-February 1970
Cover: Adam Strange and Alanna vs. Reekans //Gil Kane / Murphy Anderson
Story: “Beyond the Wall of Death” (10 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Denny O’Neil
Penciller: Gil Kane
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #102; next appears in issue #226)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #102; next appears in issue #226), Sardath (last appearance for both in MYSTERY IN SPACE #100; next appears in issue #226)
Villains: The Reekans (first and only appearance)
Comments: Thanks to Adam Strange’s inability to leave Rann for Earth after HAWKMAN #20, several adventures chronicled at a later date must take place before that issue, including this one.
Synopsis: Adam Strange is Zeta-Beamed back to Rann where he finds he must pull a Trojan Horse maneuver to liberate Alanna and other Ranagarians from the warlike Reekans.
Strange Adventures No. 226
September-October 1970
Story: “The Magic-Maker of Rann” (8 pages)
Editor: Julius Schwartz
Writer: Gardner Fox
Artist: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: Typeset
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in issue #222; next appears in HAWKMAN (1st series) #18)
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (last appearance for both in issue #222; both next appear in HAWKMAN (1st series) #18)
Intro: Felthan (only appearance), Thortan Ov (dies before this story begins)
Villain: A spore-being (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Adam Strange appears in HAWKMAN #18-19, in which he gains the power to stay on Rann indefinitely at the price of not being able to return to Earth, for fear of death.
Synopsis: Adam Strange returns to Rann to discover that all the people on the planet have mind-over-matter powers, but that they have inexplicably gone mad.
Adam Strange’s Interim Appearances
HAWKMAN #18, 19
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #96, 100, 120, 121 (Adam Strange and Alanna marry), 138, 139
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #161
ALL-NEW COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-56
SHOWCASE #100-103
DC COMICS PRESENTS #3
World’s Finest Comics No. 263
July 1980
Cover: Superman and Batman watching Super-Sons emerge from monitor; Adam Strange vs. Kyrri soldier; vignettes of Green Arrow, Aquaman, Captain Marvel, and Captain Marvel, Jr. //Ross Andru / Dick Giordano (signed)
Story: “Zeta-Death” (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Jack C. Harris
Penciller: Steve Sherman
Inker: Steve Mitchell
Letterer: Mike Stevens
Colorist: Anthony Tollin
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #3; next chronological appearance in Hawkman story in last issue; origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #3; next chronological appearance in Hawkman story in last issue), Sardath (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #3; next appearance in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #132)
Villains: Kaskor (last appearance in DC COMICS PRESENTS #3; next appears in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #133) and his legions (first appearance; next appear in GREEN LANTERN (2nd series) #133), the Kyrri (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #69; next appear in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190)
Comment: Shortly after this story, Adam Strange teams with Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Red Tornado in issues #262 and 264.
Synopsis: Kaskor has made an alliance with the Kyrri to conquer Rann, and Adam Strange uses a new function of the Zeta-Beam to teleport to their hideout and spy upon them.
Green Lantern No. 132
September 1980
Story: “Brain Beast” (8 pages)
Editor, writer: Jack C. Harris
Artist: Rodin Rodriguez
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264)
Supporting Characters: Alanna (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #264), Sardath (last appearance in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Intro: Londar (only appearance)
Villains: The Akalonians (first and only appearance) and their “brain beast” (first appearance; dies in this story)
Synopsis: Adam Strange faces a menace created by the brain energy of the Akalonian race on Rann.
Green Lantern No. 133
October 1980
Story: “Siege On Ranagar” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Intro: Bran Sar (only appearance)
Villains: Kaskor and his legions (last appearance for all in WORLD’S FINEST COMICS #263)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange leads a charge that takes Ranagar back from Kaskor.  Unfortunately, a malfunctioning Zeta-Beam transports him into the hands of his enemy.
Green Lantern No. 134
November 1980
Story: “Earth-Ground” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Letterer: Shelly Leferman
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Villains: Kaskor and his legions, Alva Xar (last appearance in MYSTERY IN SPACE #81; next appears in issue #141)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange manipulates Alva Xar into freeing him from Kaskor’s clutches, but finds himself back on Earth when his Zeta-Beam radiation finally runs out.
Green Lantern No. 135
December 1980
Story: “The Zeta-Bomb Maneuver” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villains: Kaskor and his legions (last appearance for all)
Comments: This story continues from last issue.
 In this story, Adam Strange learns that he can survive on Earth.
Synopsis: Adam Strange finds that the Zeta-Beam radiation in his body no longer makes it fatal for him to live on Earth, and hops another beam back to Rann.  There he bluffs Kaskor’s army into turning back and deserting the would-be dictator, and saves Ranagar again.
Green Lantern No. 136
January 1981
Story: “The Gameplayers of Rann” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Tex Blaisdell
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villain: Ravin (first appearance; probably dies in this story)
Synopsis: Adam Strange attends an athletic competition on Rann, whose events are swept by one contestant...who happens to be an alien invader in disguise.
Green Lantern No. 137
February 1981
Story: “The Secret of Adam Strange” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Murphy Anderson
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Gene D’Angelo
Feature Character: Adam Strange (origin retold in flashback)
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villains: A tribe of barbarians (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Trying to Zeta-Beam Alanna away until they can complete an anniversary gift for her, Adam Strange and Sardath accidentally put her in danger.
Green Lantern No. 138
March 1981
Story: “Alanna’s New York Adventure” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Vince Colletta
Letterer: Nansi Hoolahan
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villains: A gang of terrorists (first and only appearance)
Comment: This story continues in part in the next issue.
Synopsis: Alanna goes with Adam Strange for her first visit to Earth, and both of them become involved in a face-off with New York terrorists.
Green Lantern No. 139
April 1981
Story: “The Mer-Queen of Rann” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: Jerry Serpe
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Sardath
Intro: Aeriela
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange returns to Rann and discovers that Alanna did not return to Sardath when her Zeta-Beam wore off.  He begins a search for her, but encounters a mer-woman named Aeriela who enlists her in a quest to save her people and tells her that her psychic powers indicate Alanna is still alive.
Green Lantern No. 140
May 1981
Story: “Leviathan” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: John Costanza
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Intro: Rad, a tribe of mer-people
Other Character: Aeriela
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: With the help of a young boy named Rad, Adam Strange is able to destroy a robot sub that menaces Aeriela’s people.
Green Lantern No. 141
June 1981
Story: “Doom in the Citadel of Love” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Carl Gafford
Colorist: John Costanza
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Other Characters: Aeriela, Rad (next appears in issue #147)
Villain: Alva Xar (last appearance in issue #135)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Aeriela and Rad take Adam to the man who is holding Alanna prisoner--his old enemy, Alva Xar.  When Adam refuses his foe’s offer of alliance to unite Rann, Xar has him imprisoned in an ice cage, and watches Alanna in a death trap.
Green Lantern No. 142
July 1981
Story: “The Crystal Peril” (8 pages)
Editor: Jack C. Harris
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Ben Oda
Colorist: John Costanza
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villain: Alva Xar
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange escapes his ice cage and saves Alanna.  But when he once again refuses to unite with Alva Xar, the villain appears to turn Alanna into glass and shatter her, and sends Adam back to Earth with an Anti-Zeta-Beam.
Green Lantern No. 143
August 1981
Story: “Outlaw of Rann” (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Todd Klein
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Villain: Alva Xar
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange is blamed by Sardath for Alanna’s apparent death and is called a murderer by the people of Rann.  But he deduces that Alanna is still alive, and captive of Alva Xar.
Green Lantern No. 144
September 1981
Story: “The Final Battle” (8 pages)
Editor: Len Wein
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Rodin Rodriguez
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Tom Ziuko
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath
Other Character: Aeriela (last appearance)
Villain: Alva Xar (last appearance)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Queen Aeriela and her mer-people aid Adam Strange in a battle to capture Alva Xar and free Alanna.
Green Lantern No. 145
October 1981
Story: “The Shadow Crawler” (8 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: Milt Snapinn
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Character: Alanna
Villain: The Shadow Crawler (first appearance; dies in this story), the Shadow Children (first appearance)
Comment: This story continues in the next issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange returns to Rann, where he and Alanna encounter a ravaging space insect.
Green Lantern No. 146
November 1981
Story: “The Shadow Children” (8 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Dennis Jensen
Letterer: P. Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Adam Strange
Supporting Characters: Alanna, Sardath (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190)
Cameo appearances: Batman, Superman, Darth Vader (as costumes)
Other Characters: The Shadow Children (giant insects)
Comment: This story continues from last issue.
Synopsis: Adam Strange deduces that the Shadow Children insects are not menaces, just misplaced ecologically, and finds a way for them to complete their metamorphosis.
Green Lantern No. 147
December 1981
Story: “Peril From the Past” (8 pages)
Editor: Dave Manak
Writer: Laurie S. Sutton
Penciller: Carmine Infantino
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt
Letterer: P. Bernard, Jr.
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Feature Character: Adam Strange (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190)
Supporting Character: Alanna (next appears in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190)
Intro: Rad’s father (as a voice; only appearance)
Other Character: Rad (last appearance in issue #141; last appearance)
Villain: Kalluu (first and only appearance)
Comment: Shortly after this story Adam Strange teams with Batman to fight the Kyrri in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #190, then teams with Superman to fight Zazura in DC COMICS PRESENTS #82, then joins the heroes of the multiverse to fight the Anti-Monitor in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #5, 10-12, his last Earth-One appearance.  The New Earth Adam Strange, Alanna, and Sardath first appear in SWAMP THING (2nd series) #57.
Synopsis: Adam Strange and Alanna accompany the boy Rad back to a hidden city from which he says he came, where they encounter an ancient monster.
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