Adam Strange is a DC Comics superhero who first appears in Showcase #17 (November 1958). Adam Strange was an archaeologist who, while during an archaeological dig, was inexplicably transported trillions of miles away to the planet Rann by a Zeta Beam. There he meets Sardath, who explains that the Zeta Beam were originally a communications tool, but wound up being a teleportation device. While on Rann, he grew to care for the inhabitants of the planet, and soon became the champion of Rann, using Rann's technology to fight off alien invasions and wild monsters. He also fell in love with Sardath's daughter, Alanna, whom he would soon marry. Eventually the beam's radiation would wear off and Strange would return back to Earth at the exact same spot he left. Strange was able to return to Rann by calculating when and where the next Zeta beam would hit and intercepting the location. While not a popular character of the DC Universe, Adam Strange has remained a constant presence. Adam Strange is a scientific genius and a brilliant strategist. He wears a Rannian jetpack spacesuit capable of flight and interstellar travel and carries ray guns for protection.