Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2

Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Hercules, the Lion of Olympus has fallen. And now his best friend Amadeus Cho must fight to prevent the takeover of the Olympian pantheon by the most terrifying god on the planet! With Banner, Skaar, Thor, and Namor swept into the conflict, immortals choose champions and the destiny of Marvel's mighty world of mythology plunges towards irrevocable change! The next and most shocking era in the saga of "Incredible Hercules" begins here! Plus, a backup tale of Venus, the enchanting siren from the Agents of Atlas! Rated T …$3.99

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 25, 2010

    First off, this is a really good-looking book, as Reilly Brown does a FANTASTIC job with the female Agents of Atlas and their mission of mercy, and Ariel Olivetti's renditions in the lead story are suitably epic for a battle of godly agents. Both of these stories are seamlessly crafted, and the various twists and turns of drama as the various Olympians maneuver and turn on one another, and fortunes are reversed at the drop of a winged helmet. The only real complaint that I've had about the entire "Olympus Group" conceit is that is seems somewhat similar to what Greg Rucka had done back in Wonder Woman pre-Infinite Crisis, but even that is a fleeting concern. The elevation of Amadeus Cho has been a slow and steady change, and in this issue he embraces his first-tier status in preparation for next month's starring role in 'Prince of Power.' The open admission that Hercules isn't really dead is very refreshing as well, given the current tendency to reverse even the most high-profile of de Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 25, 2010

    With this series wrapped up, and the pending adventures of Cho on the horizon, I look forward to more entertaining stories from Pak and Van Lente, and would love to see this duo craft some tales for Hercules' former team, the Avengers. Come to think of it, Pak and Van Lente would probably do a bang-up job on Herc's other team, the Champions, too. Read Full Review

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