i really like the rann technology in the countdown to infinite crisis rann/thanagar war comics. the whole "solid light" cliche is awfully played out in anime & bad movies made out of phillip k. dick novels, but i think it still works fine in comics. plus, it benchmarks rann in a solid fucking way, halfway between earth & oa. i mean, that is such a good route to go with rann. because adam strange, as cool as he is, just can't rock a ray gun & a jet pack these days. sorry! but i feel like he's being made vital in a way that he used to only be nostalgic. i'd maybe give him a zeta-beam pack, so he could control his teleportation. yeah, i'm pretty okay with that idea. & while i'm talking about comics, let me also state that the pulse fucking rules.