Incredible Hercules #129

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

In this issue: Hercules and Amadeus Cho die! If you had to plunge into the UNDERWORLD and bring back Hercules' slain father Zeus to counter Hera's power, could you think of a better plan?

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 7, 2009

    This issue is awesome, and no summary can do it justice. The interactions with the denizens of the afterlife are priceless, and much as with the issue of She-Hulk a couple of years ago that made it possible to explain nearly every character inconsistency or retcon, it sets the Marvel Universe up with an easy explanation for when, say, Jack of Hearts returns from the dead, as he probably eventually will. Herc and Cho are awesome together, and some quiet hints are thrown about as to the REAL association between them (something I've wondered about myself.) The group at the end of the book includes a couple of folks I don't recognize (but know that I should) and their presence indicates that last issue won't be easy, even for the Scion of Olympus. This issue really ratchets up the tension, even with the humor, and the art (by Ryan Stegman, a name I'm going to be watching for in the future) is quite good. Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente combine forces to give us another winner here, a Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 1, 2009

    Clever and hilarious, Incredible Hercules #129 is a creative success all around. While light on story, it more than makes up for it by being a whole lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 29, 2009

    I do feel that the story was unnecessarily convoluted in its setup, but once it hit its stride, it was a ton of fun and featured some great art by Stegman, whom I hope we see more of in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan May 31, 2009

    This is really the Pak and Van Lente show, however, and they continue to deliver excellent characterization set firmly inside the Marvel mythology. And unlike many superhero comics that focus on characterization, Pak and Van Lente don't skimp on the plot, either. This is a comic about grand adventures and epic battles, and based on the spash page at the end of issue #129, the epic grandeur is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy May 26, 2009

    I don't know how much longer I'm going to keep giving Marvel my money for this sort of drivel. The real problem is that I know how good this comic could be. You know, because for a while there, it was really, very good. It was one of Marvel's best books. But for the last four or five months, at least, it's kind of an afterthought, and a book that I no longer look forward to reading. It's a chore, and that's not good by any stretch of the imagination. Read Full Review

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