Comic Book Legends Revealed #434
COMIC LEGEND: Adam Strange was originally going to join L.E.G.I.O.N. instead of Captain Comet.
Captain Comet had been gone from DC continuity for quite awhile before making his triumphant return in the pages of Alan Grant and Barry Kitson’s L.E.G.I.O.N. in 1990 in L.E.G.I.O.N. #16, where he was used really well by Grant and Kitson as a heroic contrast to the shades of grey “heroism” of Vril Dox (like this scene from #25)…
However, originally, it was Adam Strange who was going to make his return to the mainstream of the DC Universe by joining the team, almost certainly playing the same role as Comet.
Instead, the Adam Strange prestige format mini-series of the same year (which is not exactly a favorite of many Adam Strane fans) took precdence and Grant and Kitson were denied access to Adam…
Imagine how things would have been different for both the L.E.G.I.O.N. and for Strange! It took almost a decade for Strange to return to his old self.
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