Initially, I was astounded that this character was being produced by Vertigo Comics, renowned for it’s darker and more edgy comics. I was curious if the title character was going to be drastically changed from the earlier incarnations. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that most everything inÂ Tom Strong And The Planet Of Peril #1 was the same as it was before. I was even more excited to see that this series picked up shortly after the last one ended.
I’ve not read everything Tom Strong has been in but I’m quite familiar with the hero. I’ve always felt he was akin to one of my favorite pulp heroes, Doc Savage. Much like the Man of Bronze, Tom has a certain aura about him that immediately commands respect and compliance. Both possess genius level intellects and are formidable physical specimens, as well. But unlike Savage, Tom Strong is a bit more than the perfect human, he’s a lot closer to a superhuman. First and foremost, he’s over a hundred years old and barely looks middle-aged. Other abilities include strength beyond that of a mortal and a constitution that rivals that of a demigod.All in all, he’s the epitome of a pulp action hero, even though he was created in 1999.
If there was ever a more perfect comic for Geeks Of Doom, I don’t know about it.
The rumors can finally be put to bed as the long anticipated Tom Strong And The Robots Of Doom comic series is official!
Wildstorm‘s blog broke the news yesterday and what we know so far is that it will be a six-issue mini-series written by Terra Obscura‘s Peter Hogan and illustrated by Tom Strong co-creator Chris Sprouse. The first issue goes on sale June 2nd.
About Tom Strong And The Robots Of Doom #1
The super sci-fi adventure continues as one of Alan Moore’s most beloved creations returns to comics with ABC veteran Peter Hogan (Terra Obscura) writing and co-creator Chris Sprouse penciling! Tom Strong and his family prepare to celebrate Tesla’s wedding when the unthinkable happens – before their eyes, reality alters to become a world conquered by the Nazis and ruled by Tom’s nefarious son Albrecht! What is the mysterious secret from Tom’s past that has brought this catastrophe about? And how can things ever be put right again?