Today, for those of you who may not have heard (and, if not, where have you been?), is the start of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. The 'challenge', as it were, is to post an entry a day, each day in the month of April. The only exception is Sunday, giving us twenty six posts. Each post corresponds to a letter of the alphabet.
Today is "A"...tomorrow, "B", etc., etc.
The list of bloggers participating is pretty impressive....over 400, according to the sign-up list. A lot of these bloggers are going with themes to make it a bit easier to bring it all together, which I thought was a great idea.
My theme is going to be 'Obscure Superheroes'. Some of these men and women you may have heard of, but I'm pretty confident in saying that I'll have a few that you haven't.
To kick things off, A is for Adam Strange.
Adam was a D.C. comics character created in the late 50s by Gardner Fox. Fox was asked to come up with a 'science fiction' hero and came up with his answer to Flash Gordon. Strange was an archaeologist who was zapped by the 'Zeta Beam' from a planet called Rann (a la Jon Carter). Stuck on a strange world, Adam found friends with some of the natives and fell in love (ah, good, ole, space opera). When the effects of the beam wore off, Adam was zapped back to Earth. Strange had all sorts of adventures on Rann as well as becoming and adventurer on Earth and mingling with the likes of Superman and Batman.
Strange had no powers, per se, just advanced technology (jet pack, laser pistol), skill in hand to hand combat (as any self respecting archaeologist would), and a heroic spirit.
The character remains active to this day, as far as I know.
Tune into tomorrow for...."B"!
Just because it's the A to Z Challenge doesn't mean I still can't throw in a quick Music Monday selection.
A little something to get your feet tapping... Twisting By the Pool, by Dire Straits.