Monday, May 10, 2004

Strange tales: Newsarama talks to Andy Diggle about his upcoming Adam Strange miniseries:

"... It’s a fantastic premise, but his adventures have followed pretty much the same pattern since his first appearance in the Fifties. After half a century, I thought maybe it was starting to get a little stale. What I hope I’ve done is create a new story for Adam which uses everything that makes the character great –- the jet-pack, the Zeta-Beam, Rann, Alanna -– but turns it all on its head, so you genuinely don’t know where it’s going to end up.

"I also love the idea of contrasting the mundane world of Earth with the fabulous, colorful world of Rann, so I deliberately started the story in the darkest, grimmest place in the DCU -– namely, Gotham City. As Adam’s quest takes him further and further away from Earth, the scale of the action escalates exponentially, until by the end of it -- Well, you’ll just have to wait and see. Let’s just say it’s big, with serious ramifications for the DCU as a whole."