Top Five Most Iconic Adam Strange Covers
Here are the top five most iconic covers featuring Adam Strange (with iconic being determined mostly subjectively by what covers are called to mind when one thinks of Adam Strange, but with a prominent objective standard of whether a cover is homaged a lot or featured a lot in histories of the character). The notable exception is no covers from a character’s first appearance (which isn’t applicable to all characters, of course, just those who appeared on the cover of the comic they debuted in)! Here‘s a list of all characters featured so far.
First off, while I’m exempting first appearance covers from the countdown, it’s only fair, I suppose, to share them here before the countdown begins, so here is the first cover appearance of Adam Strange from his debut story, Showcase #17…
Artist: Gil Kane
Now on to the list!
5. Artists: Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson
Infantino usually did a great job boiling down exactly why Adam Strange was so unique as a hero. Also, you gotta give it up for any comic cover with two planets on it – kids love covers with more than one planet on them!
4. Artist: Ernie Chan
For a minor character like Adam Strange (albeit an awesome character), appearing in the Justice League of America comic was a big deal, as was this cover, which featured Adam’s wedding!
3. Artists: Gil Kane and Bernard Sachs
Gil Kane’s cover here captures the mood of an Adam Strange comic pretty beautifully here – action, science-fiction, crazy villains – it’s no wonder that this cover was the one chosen for the Adam Strange Showcase Presents edition!
2. Artist: Neal Adams
Getting a Neal Adams cover drawing of you is a boon to pretty much any character, when it’s as dynamic and memorable as this one, you’re doubly lucky.
1. Artists: Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson
Once again, Infantino boils the essence of Adam Strange down into one striking cover – this one was homaged as part of the tribute to Julie Schwartz awhile back.