Herc #1

Herc #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Neil Edwards Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Hercules without powers -- and without a sidekick. But when mythic evil stalks the streets, and a latter day band of Hercules-worshippers cries out for their savior, what is the son of Zeus to do? He takes his three thousand years of combat experience, raids the armory of Ares for the most fearsome weapons of legend, descends from heaven and gets medieval on their asses. Return to Olympus with Hercules' "Dream Team" of writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente and artist George Jeanty for an all-new, all-dark on-going saga here!

  • 8.0
    IGN - Apr 6, 2011

    This isn't a bad start for the newest chapter in Hercules' career. But again, Van Lente and Pak do the hero a disservice by de-emphasizing the humor to the extent they have. Hopefully that will change as the series builds its cast and Herc's new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 7, 2011

    "Herc" #1 wasn't what I was expecting, but it was still a fun read. If you don't mind a more superhero-friendly take on the character (rather than the strangeness"and I say that with great affection and admiration"of "Incredible Hercules"), give it a whirl. If giving up the humor and co-star is too much for you, though? Well, you've been warned. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Apr 10, 2011

    In closing, Herc #1 receives 4 Stars, out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 8, 2011

    The story's narrative moves quickly, and if you think that Hercules' luck appears to be too good, don't worry. A surprise villain manifests for a bigger brouhaha that leads to an enticing cliffhanger. In short, I'm interested to see where this story goes and in the new adventures of Hercules. Make mine Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 10, 2011

    This first issue doesn't quite have the humor that the previous series had, but it's a truly solid, exciting superhero story with fine artwork and a great hero. Welcome back to monthly comics, Herc " hope you get to stick around for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 12, 2011

    I hope I'm wrong, and that writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente are going to surprise me - but so far, aside from a terrific Neal Adams-ish cover by Carlo Pagulayan, there's not much to recommend this series. Read Full Review

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