Synopsis: Adam Strange may save the world, but can he save his marriage? There are things that happened in the original war with the marauding Pykkts that Adam never told his wife, Alanna, and she wants answers now. Adding fuel to the fire is the possibility that he didn’t just deceive her, but entire galactic civilizations, in his quest for victory-which raises the question: How much has been true in the stories he’s told Earth to mobilize its greatest heroes against an invasion right here at home?
In this penultimate issue. Adam Strange is forced to come clean about past lies to his wife. In short, Adam’s wife Alanna has learned that their daughter Aleea is still alive. Furthermore, she has figured out that Adam gave Aleea up to the Pykkts and made some kind of deal with them. Indeed, it is a tangled web.
As with all previous issues. Mitch Gerads and Evan Shaner’s artwork is the highlight of the comic. Although we get very little action on this issue. We do get two very different scenes that play out throughout the book. One in the present where Alanna is confronting Adam Strange about the lies he has told. While the other is of them very much in love and sharing the loss of their Daughter in the wake of the final battle on Rann. Both artists absolutely nail the micro-expressions that get exchanged throughout both of these scenes.
I make no secret of it. Prior to reading this book. I was fairly ignorant when it came to the character of Adam Strange. So in many ways. This story has been my introduction to him and if honest I can’t decide whether or not I like or hate the character. Given that he seems to be among the more flawed heroes in the DC Universe. At least in this book anyway.
This penultimate issue ends on a somewhat unexpected note and sets a lot up for the final issue that will be out next month.