Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

America's First Spaceman

I've been uncharacteristically quiet since getting back from Sixteen Tones, in part because I really want to take the time to do a con report and I haven't had the time to do so yet. But I did want to mention this.

Today I picked up Volume 1 of the Adam Strange Archives from DC Comics. I've been waiting for this for years. I remember lobbying Bob Wayne for it at some long ago Worldcon and his uncertainty about how such a volume would sell. And today, my dealer -- who isn't typical, I suppose -- told me that it had one of the highest pre-order volumes that he's seen for a DC archive.

I haven't read most of these stories and I don't think that many of them were reprinted when Strange Adventures was running Adam Strange. And I don't want to even think about what the originals would cost.

The editor, of course, was the late, great Julie Schwartz. At least he knew that the book was coming out...
Tags: comics, musings
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