Herc #10

Herc #10

Writer: Greg PakFred Van Lente Artist: David Hahn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4
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ENTER BABA YAGA! It’s hard to be a depowered deity. Herc knows this, and yet remains a hero. His father Zeus, however, is having a rough go of it. Adding to their troubles, the assassin ELEKTRA has joined with the Russian mob to take some powerful items from their Brooklyn home, which doesn’t sit well with the man they’re stolen from… the KINGPIN! Herc and Zeus are caught in the middle, and their only answer appears to be in a house that walks on giant chicken legs?!? Herculean writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with artist extraordinaire David Hahn, craft one of delectable former demigod’s craziest adventures yet!

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 30, 2011

    The plot here is fairly basic, but also enjoyable. The writers make good use of Russian mythology as they position Baba Yaga as Herc's latest foe. Ultimately, there's the sense that Pak and Van Lente could have done far more with the villainess (especially considering how Mike Mignola has used her in his Hellboy stories), but the cancellation simply didn't allow for anything more ambitious. The writers deliver humor, action, myth, and a little bit of heart, and that's everything this series needs. Herc deserved better than this quiet finale, but no doubt the Lion of Olympus will persevere and return in a new form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Dec 3, 2011

    Danny Djeljosevic is a comic book creator, award-winning filmmaker (assuming you have absolutely no follow-up questions), film/music critic for Spectrum Culture and Co-Managing Editor of Comics Bulletin. Follow him on Twitter at @djeljosevic or find him somewhere in San Diego, often wearing a hat. Read his comic, "Sgt. Death and his Metachromatic Men," over at Champion City Comics and check out his other comics at his Tumblr, Sequential Fuckery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Dec 6, 2011

    The journey of the Lion of Olympus has been a fun one and I hope that Hercules will pop up again sooner or later, hopefully under the pens of Greg and Fred. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Nov 30, 2011

    I really wish I could have read this book with a blindfold on, because it probably would've made me enjoy it a lot more. Certain scenes made me cringe a little, but there is a solid story here. You just have to wade through a little bit of grease to get to it. Read Full Review

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