Hercules #1

Hercules #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"Still going Strong"
The World's first super hero decides it's time to get back in the game, protect the innocent, defend the world, and generally remind everyone why he set the mark for heroism in the first place. Make way... Hercules is back! The greatest son of Olympus is thrown into the fight against threats ancient and modern, and Hercules demonstrates that a legend, no matter how strong he is, survives on his experience, and his ability to move with the times. A modern world, an age-old hero... and blockbuster action!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 12, 2015

    Old things are waking and they're not exactly interested in peaceful coexistence with humankind. Hercules is going to be squarely at the intersection between these “old things” and the human world in this series and if this debut issue is any indication, I'm going to love seeing Abnett and Ross tell the tale. This series jumped straight onto my pull list and is one of my favorite books in the new wave of Marvel titles so far. I look forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 6, 2015

    Despite that, there is much to like about Hercules. The story has a great opening hook and sufficient humor for those who like that in a Hercules story. And there's a heaping helping of high-adventure and mythic action for those who don't care much about a drunken Herc booty-calling Black Widow. Much like its titular hero, Hercules is not perfect but you can't help but like it despite the flaws. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Nov 8, 2015

    The tiny pieces of reality scattered amid all the myth and heroics that make Hercules such a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Nov 5, 2015

    Hercules seems like a strange series to launch amidst so many Avengers and X-Men premiere issues. But don't let the hero's C-list status keep you away from this book in favor of those bigger hitters " Hercules is a fun and well written book that finds a few ways to stand out in the current tidal wave of "fun and light" comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Nov 9, 2015

    This here is the promise Ill be sticking around to see if Abnett delivers on. Just as I can always read back issues of Superman prior to DCs total reinvention of the character post-Flashpoint, so too can I always go back to Edith Hamilton or Bulfinchs or Mythology for the Hercules Ive grown up loving. Its a new day and Im ready for some new myths. If they happen to feature a Hercules who wields a taser, machine gun, and thermal imaging specs, all the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 9, 2015

    "Hercules" #1 is solid first issue that almost makes the argument for its character as a title headliner. I came away from it understanding the potential of the character, but not 100% sure this series will capitalize on that. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 5, 2015

    Dan Abnett's script also reflects work with fine elements, but speed bumps that could and should have been smoothed over given more time. There are a number of jerking transitions between scenes, with a failure to effectively introduce two named characters and notable setting. Dialogue often hops between topics, hitting the required points but not cohering to anything resembling the rhythm of conversation or banter. Abnett does land some excellent puns and very charming lines though. Hercules' respect and forthrightness with two young men is particularly excellent. Moments like this reveal the promise of Hercules as a series, one that would be quite stirring if only its creators could more consistently reach it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 10, 2015

    So, Hercules is a mythical hero for our modern times. If this were an independent publisher taking advantage of a public domain character, I would probably nod approvingly, but ultimately pass it by, as it's not necessarily what I'm looking for. As it was one of Marvel's relaunched issues, I picked it up to see if it would intrigue me. Seems like it will be going in some pretty obvious places, all told. I mean, if ever there were a hero attempting to make good while connecting with the common man, it'd be Marvel's Hercules. Hmm. I'll give it points for the attempt at some interesting themes, but all in all it's just "nicely average." Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 9, 2015

    A fun enough, but frankly, forgettable first issue. Given the glut that Marvel have on offer over the coming weeks I can't see myself getting much further than this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    iJackSparrow Jun 20, 2016

    It's crazy how Dan Abnett is responsible for my favorite titles from the big two right now: Titans and Hercules. What he's doing here is truly a great treatment for the character, one that I never cared before this run and just like he did with Guardians of the Galaxy, I feel that Marvel's Hercules could be epic if the Marvel Studios decides somewhere down the line to bring him to the big screen. Dan Abnett is easily one of the most underrated comic writers out there today, Marvel Comics and DC Comics are wasting time not getting him an exclusive deal and one of their flagship books. I love what he's doing with Titans at DC Rebirth, but the amount of detail and research that he did for this Hercules run is dripping from the page and as good as Tom King's Vision, Matt Fraction's Hawkeye or Jason Aaron's Doctor Strange. For the first time ever I'm taking Marvel's Hercules seriously, and I honestly could see this character getting the Marvel Studios treatment with great success if they choose to adapt the premise of this run. Hercules is Earth's first hero, trying to get back on his feet and be more than the running gag he became within the Marvel Comics history. A great little story about redemption and ancient Greek myths that I feel is sadly going under the radar for a lot of people. Abnett's work with DC is great, but here he's at his best, at the same level of his Titans/GotG stories and a LOT better than his Aquaman Rebirth first story. Luke Ross is killing it here as well, and I sincerely think that if they can keep up this quality for the whole run, both Tom King's Vision and Dan Abnett's Hercules should be contenders for an Eisner Award. It's that freaking good, really stoked to see where this goes next.

  • 7.0
    Nachtweh Nov 5, 2015

    This series has potential. I'm not to upset with his amour up grades as long as they don't get too crazy. Hopefully the writers wont get to crazy with the story line and just keep it simple. "Fingers Crossed"

  • 8.5
    Juanpk26 Nov 5, 2015

  • 8.5
    Uldogi Nov 6, 2015

  • 8.0
    Mark Nov 5, 2015

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Nov 5, 2015

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 5, 2015

  • 7.5
    Aegis Nov 5, 2015

  • 7.5
    Joe Nov 5, 2015

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