Strange Adventures #8

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads, Evan Shaner Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 48
9.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The battle against the Pykkts continues! The Justice League-including Green Lantern, Doctor Fate, Batman, the Flash, Superman, and Wonder Woman-has scattered across the Earth, pushing back the marauders wherever they appear. Even Mr. Terrific takes a break from investigating Adam Strange’s alleged war crimes to land a punch or two in their stupid alien faces. But Adam Strange has made his decision: to save Rann at any price-even if that price is the Earth itself!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 26, 2021

    Bringing it all together, Strange Adventures #8 delivers a great issue on its own. The plot feels like it is about to tip, as moments in both the past and present feel primed and ready to explode. And with how this issue wraps, a long-standing question in the series looks like it may find its answers next issue. And I dont know if Im ready for what its gonna be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jan 26, 2021

    DC Comics'STRANGE ADVENTURESis going stronger than ever. With four issues to go, this series is upping the stakes to reach its conclusion. It's a subtle meditation on the power war has over our humanity and our will to live. But it's also about how fighting for your life can leave you haunted and empty. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Jan 26, 2021

    This issue may not have any large revelations, but it leans into the theme of the book. War is a crime in itself. War heroes can also be seen as war criminals depending on the angle you look at it. Adam Strange is a protagonist, but he is not a hero. However, a lot of what is said in this book is left to the reader to face their own feelings on the nature of War. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 27, 2021

    The artwork by both Gerads and Shaner is tops here. They can handle the big epic battles extremely well but also the quieter character moments. Their artwork is something special indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 26, 2021

    Under the guise of superheroes, Gerads, Shaner, and King have been telling a meaningful story about soldiers at war and what that war does to them. What they bring home and how that affects us all is explored in meaningful ways that allow the reader to come to their own conclusions. Strange Adventures remains one of the most meaningful superhero stories on the stands today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 26, 2021

    This was exactly the issue needed for this stretch of the series that gave a real sense of momentum in the home stretch to the finale. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 26, 2021

    The "King-verse," such as it is, feels distinct from the main DCU and the events of this issue feel like they can't simply happen without being reflected elsewhere. But this series works best as its own thing, and this issue is one of the strongest of the run. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 26, 2021

    Both Mitch Gerads and Evan “Doc” Shaner bring some beautiful imagery to this issue. The contrast between the gritty, dark and brilliantly detailed pages from Gerads and the classic style and amazing details of Shaner's pages grab me visually as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 1, 2021

    Additionally, the sequence in Phoenix where The Flash goes looking for survivors is well handled. And gives us an idea of how aggressive and how hard the Pykkts are prepared to fight. It also has you wondering if Batman and the Justice League have perhaps bitten off more than they can chew. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 2, 2021

    Strange Adventures doesn't have any big reveals here but it unfolds more of the war on two fronts at different times and places that illuminates a lot. The battle on earth is going brutally but there's also ways time for some interrogation and seeing similar happening on Rann is just rough to watch. Such sequences are fascinating to watch unfold and I like how this issue plays out as it shows a lot from past and present with what's happening and the why of some of it. There are teases of the bigger picture and reveals to come and be confirmed and I'm excited to see what the remaining issues in the run will bring out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 27, 2021

    Strange Adventures #8 is the issue that launches us into the final third of the twelve issue series. It's a sweeping story that examines wars and the mythology that spins out of them. Where the creative team takes this all should be interesting. How it will reflect on our modern times even more so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Feb 3, 2021

    The Pykkts invasion of Earth continues as the bodies pile up and the heroes do their best. Meanwhile, we begin to creep closer and closer to the inevitable death of Adam Strange's daughter. But, if anyone thought the tragedy was what pushed Adam over the edge, you may have other ideas by the end of this issue. Is Adam war hero, or war criminal? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 25, 2021

    King, Gerads and Shaner reveal a bit more about what happened on Rann and it's incredibly enticing! Batman and Mr. Terrific display a great working relationship as they try to discover the reason for the Pykkts invasion and destruction of Phoenix. So far, all the pieces don't add up, but the journey is executed wonderfully! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jan 27, 2021

    Future issues may provide a serious reflection on what leads seemingly good men to transform themselves into monsters, but the series still isn't there yet. In the midst of these events, the continued use of grawlix are tonally inconsistent to the point of distraction, too. Read Full Review

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