Adam Strange Future Quest Annual #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by "Doc" Schaefer
(W) Marc Andreyko & Various
(A) Steve Lieber, Phil Winslade
(CA) Evan Doc" Shaner"
After the events of the DEATH OF HAWKMAN miniseries, Adam Strange is blasted through multiple dimensions only to land on Earth! There, instead of super-powered beings and legendary crime fighters, he encounters a boy adventurer and his scientist father - and they're the only ones who can help him return home. Jonny Quest, Hadji, Dr. Quest and Race Bannon have a plan, but it's going to involve a dangerous trek through Dino Boy's Lost Valley of prehistoric threats! And in the backup feature starring Top Cat, breaking out of prison is challenging enough for a cat, but sometimes it means stumbling through a cosmic portal to planet Earth… and right into the hands of Batman!
Date Available: 03/29/2017
Chapter 2 of the big "What the..." Week! Of the four "annuals" out this week, this one showed the most promise. And that's why it is the biggest disappointment. When you think of the action/adventure characters of Future Quest, Adam Strange feels like he would fit right in. Unfortunately we are given the current Adam Strange who's a bit of a whiny Willie straight from the Death of Hawkman book. He's straddled with a bit of memory loss and given the opportunity the wander around the new DC world of Hanna Barbera. Then he gets his memory back and tries to go home. Very dull with no substance. Add in the back up feature with Batman meeting Top Cat is somewhat amusing but suffers from the problem with any of the bring a cartoon character into a human world. The lovability of the character gets lost in the translation or trying to make the character more human looking. Benny and Chooch survive a little bit more but not by much. "Honey! Where is my box of old Gold Key comics? I need to rinse the taste of this out of my mouth."
I give it 5 out of 10 Grahams