Strange Adventures #11

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads, Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 26
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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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?
This is the big one before the finale. Massive secrets are revealed, as two timelines rush toward a collision.

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Aug 4, 2021

    The penultimate issue of Strange Adventures focuses on Adam and Alanna, the core of the entire series. While the war allegory is on the back burner here; King, Gerads, and Shaner create an amazing comic that is a highlight of the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jul 27, 2021

    DC Comics'STRANGE ADVENTURESis nearly finished. With one issue to go, it's safe to say this has been one of the best series to come out of DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 3, 2021

    This penultimate issue ends on a somewhat unexpected note and sets a lot up for the final issue that will be out next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jul 28, 2021

    The writing by Tom King is quite excellent. He is doing some amazing writing here and it shows. The art by Gerads and Shaner is great as well and I commend them all for amazing work. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 27, 2021

    Both Gerads and Shaner continue to deliver brilliant and beautiful imagery throughout this issue. The different styles continue to both brilliantly contrast and complement each other on every page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 27, 2021

    Strange Adventures #11 is a great example of how comics storytelling can play with time, space, and emotion in unique ways. The art team is doing incredible work thanks to the masterful plotting and a constant give and take. As penultimate issues go, this issue delivers plenty to ponder and promise for the finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 27, 2021

    Most of King's works these days might not be in continuity, and while this story is brilliant on its own, that might be for the best here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 27, 2021

    The execution is par excellence in both writing and art in Strange Adventures #11. The sole possible negative still awaits the conclusion in the next and final issue. Don't stop now, but this isn't the place to jump on either. The conclusion will determine the ultimate assessment of this series. The storytelling has been fantastic and a wonderful entertainment experience, but its legacy remains to be revealed. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 4, 2021

    Strange Adventures is set up for an interesting ending that I'm completely unsure of which way it'll go. It's been a fascinating ride so far and this installment really puts Adam and Alanna through the wringer, especially since we've seen them so close together recently with all that has been going on. Any relationship can go really bad like this for a lot of reasons, though this one is definitely one of those Hollywood kinds of things in just how screwed up it all is. Tom King's crafting of the story has had me engaged for the entire run and I'm looking forward to seeing how he attempts to stick the landing and if it works for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Jul 27, 2021

    Strange Adventures #11 is a masterful exercise in inflicting misery on both the characters of the story and the readers brave enough to buy this book. If watching a couple argue as their marriage falls apart sounds like a good time, this one is right up your alley. The score reflects the technical quality of the art and writing. Enjoyment has no place here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 28, 2021

    So that's what Strange Adventures was building to this entire time? Seems like it probably should have been a 6-issue miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 27, 2021

    King hasnt been subtle with his take on Strange, painting him early on in the maxi-series as a suspect hero. Even as the evidence continued to mount that there really wasnt a twist, there was some modicum of hope that King had more in store than trashing the good name of a classic Silver Age hero for the sake of realism. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Psycamorean Jul 27, 2021

    I'm not even a huge fan of this run, but this was a well done issue. Merlyn is insane with his brainwashing conspiracies. If I could rate him lower than a one, I would.

  • 8.5
    mynameisraj Jul 27, 2021

    The idea of "marriage is a war" is very apparent throughout this book.

    Adam & Alana are killing the remaining Pykkts on Rann w/ the relationship at its height while we see their relationship fall apart on Earth is done beautifully!

    The emasculation of Adam by Alana is really rough but well deserved here as well. She compares Adam to Mister Terrific while calling him weak despite all he's suffered.

    My first reaction after this issue was "fuck".

  • 10

    Man, this is the best issue of the serie, so far.

  • 5.5
    TheKize Jul 29, 2021

    The artwork in this series continues to be amazing, and the writing is well-crafted for a slow burn story. But I just can't get on board with a DC series that seems to have as its principle aim to portray a longstanding hero as deceptive and amoral. It's just not as interesting as the publisher seems to think it is.

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  • 1.0
    Merlyn Jul 27, 2021

    How can anyone genuinely like this horror show where a hero is turned straight into a villain? Brainwashing is the only possible answer, I posit that if this was written by Bendis, the rating would be under 5. But since it's King, let's all throw 10s and 9s because he'll get an Eisner for this lol. If I could rate this under 1, I definitely would.

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  • 10
    Crimson Knight Jul 27, 2021

    WTF

  • 9.5
    Linkush Jul 27, 2021

    After discovering the truth from Mr. Terrific, Alanna confronts Adam about it. The issue itself is split into two. On Rann, we see how the war has ended and Adam and Alanna's loving relationship meanwhile on Earth, we see them argue as their marriage falls apart. The difference between both timelines helps to show how heartbreaking this situation really is. We see Adam desperately trying to make this all work out, justifying his actions, thinking himself a hero. Not realising what he did was sacrifice earth for the people he loves which is understandable, but not something you can say is heroic.

    Tom King shatters Adam Strange's heroic image, revealing him to be a fraud who cares only for the people close to him. However, it's no more

  • 9.5
    Batman Jones Jul 28, 2021

    Damn. This, Rorschach, and Supergirl have all been fantastic. King and his artists have been on fire. I think all 3 will be evergreen books. It's hard to save my 10's, but I'm doing my best.

  • 9.0
    deen Aug 3, 2021

    Controversial as it has been, I honestly do not understand the vitriol thrown Tom King's way for his treatment of "revered" characters, when alternate universes, realities, timelines, a literal infinite frontier is laid out before comic fans at all times. The second someone creates something iconoclastic, everyone reacts like their mothers got shot. Relax. The old Strange Adventures tales are still there. Batman has gone through a thousand iterations, some extreme, some traditional, some a mix of the two, and he's endured for decades.

    I found this issue to be pretty great, and the series as a whole works really well as a companion piece of King's Mister Miracle series. While in that series we see a marriage triumphing over trauma more

  • 8.5
    TSMack Aug 2, 2021

    Adam's odd behavior in this issue makes one wonder if he is a type of Manchurian Candidate. I expect King to throw another curve ball in the series finale.

  • 8.0
    Fracadactyl Jul 27, 2021

    Adam Strange gets an appearance that evokes more of a noir type vibe in characters. I know people don't like how Silver Age concepts of pulpy adventure won't always sit right with people. But with how often past titles with Strange deal with war, maybe it's time to stop sugarcoating that aspect. Because let's be real this issue goes into how the stress of fighting such a war affects people. Real wars don't have epic battles, most of them are driven out by policymaking. And as real world politics suggest, they often come with impossible standards that affect soldiers' psyches.

    You might even say marriage is like a war, a struggle to maintain a healthy relationship. But with how conditional some parts of that maintenance is, it can more

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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 27, 2021

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