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DC Showcase: Adam Strange
DC Showcase Adam Strange.jpg
Directed byButch Lukic
Screenplay byJ.M. DeMatteis
Story byButch Lukic
Based onAdam Strange
by Gardner Fox
Produced byButch Lukic
Amy McKenna
Edited byChristopher D. Lozinski
Music byKevin Riepl
Distributed byWarner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release date
May 19, 2020
Running time
16 minutes

DC Showcase: Adam Strange is an American animated short superhero film based on the character of the same name produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment.[1] It was included as part of the home media release of Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.[2]


His origin story is presented in flashbacks. On the Planet Rann, a Thanagarian armada invaded and attacked, Adam Strange's Rannian wife Alanna was killed in the missile strike and he had to fight his way while finding his daughter Aleea. During his search, he was randomly teleported to Eden Corp Mining Colony in Space Sector 24601 by a Zeta Beam. He swore he would find his way back to Rann and be reunited with Aleea when the Zeta Beam returns. He determines the Beam's arrival by scientific calculations but decades go by and he gives up and resorts to alcohol and gets into fights with local residents of the colony. The people of the mining colony faces an attack from bug-like aliens that were dwelling underground where the colony was mining so he decides to help. After the aliens are all destroyed, the mine is compromised knowing there could be more aliens and all the miners and their families prepare for departure. The Foreman, grateful for Strange saving his family during the attack, offered to give Adam a ride but the latter choose to stay and wait for the inevitable arrival of the Zeta beam. The spaceship leaves and Adam's rocket pack alerts him that the long waited Zeta Beam has finally arrived and He can finally return home to his daughter.



  1. ^ "DC Showcase Animated Shorts to Highlight Sgt Rock, Adam Strange & More". CBR. May 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Mancuso, Vinnie (March 4, 2020). "'Justice League Dark: Apokolips War' Trailer Reveals an R-rated DC Comics Epic". Collider. Archived from the original on March 5, 2020. Retrieved July 28, 2020.