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Strange Adventures still monthly, DC calls schedule change an error

(Image credit: Mitch Gerads (DC/Black Label))

Update: Strange Adventures isn't going to an every-other-monthly schedule, despite DC announcing it as such in their September 2020 solicitations (and subsequently reported by Newsarama below).

"Please note that the text file sent out yesterday incorrectly listed Strange Adventures as a bimonthly title," DC's Director — Marketing Services Adam Phillips writes. "This was an error; the series remains on a monthly schedule."

Original story follows

DC/Black Label's Strange Adventures limited series is switching to a new schedules - the monthly title will now be released every other month, beginning in September.

The schedule change was revealed as part of DC's September 2020 solicitations, listing the title as "bimonthly". Several other Black Label titles including Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity, Hellblazer: Rise and Fall, Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman: Dead Earth, and The Question: Deaths of Vic Sage, have already adopted this pattern.

(Image credit: Evan "Doc" Shaner (DC/Black Label))

DC has provided no reason for this schedule change for Strange Adventures.

"Mr. Terrific is back on Earth, and he’s making things hot for Adam Strange - but he also might get a little burned himself!," reads DC's synopsis for September's #5. "The conflict is out in the open now, and the court of public opinion doesn’t play fair. Mr. Terrific was picked to investigate the accusations against Adam Strange because he was the most impartial member of the Justice League - but can even he keep all of this from getting personal?"

"Plus, as we witness more of Adam’s adventures in outer space, will his version of events jibe with the facts, or will they continue to drift further apart? Find out in the series everyone is talking about by one of the most acclaimed creative teams in comics!"

(Image credit: Mitch Gerads (DC/Black Label))

The series, by writer Tom King with artists Mitch Gerads and Evan "Doc" Shaner, follows space warrior Adam Strange returning home to Earth and dealing with the memories of his war-time activities, and the judgements by others of his actions. King says the story is based losely on his own experiences during and after his time with the CIA during the Iraq War.

Strange Adventures debuted back in March 2020, with the COVID-19-influenced distribution shutdown postponing future issues for a time. The series returns June 16 with #2, #3 on July 8, #4 on August 4, and #5 on September 1.

Chris has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the  2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the 2012 Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.