While on an archeological expedition in Peru, Adam Strange was accidentally transported to the world of Rann by the Zeta Beam. Once on Rann, he met and fell in love with Alanna, the daughter of Rann's most prominent scientist, Sardath, both of whom taught the young archeologist the ways and language of Rann. Using his brilliant mind and natural athletic prowess, Adam quickly became the champion of the alien world, but is always pulled back to Earth when the Zeta radiation wears off. But when the Zeta Beam hits again, he's always ready for another adventure.
Adam posses no superpowers, but is able to fly at incredible speed with his rocket pack, and weilds a gun that fires energy beams.