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Subj: Re: HERC #1...
Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 02:21:27 pm EDT (Viewed 247 times)
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Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 08:07:08 am EDT (Viewed 604 times)

    Things not touched on yet but expected ASAP:
    A bit more power - in his personality as he seemed a bit subdued for no given reason. Someone recognizing him. Use of departed Aegis' Aegis. Yo Cho. Olympus Group visit. A call from home(Olympus) - or anyone at least saying THANK YOU for stopping Chaos King. Last Will and Testament awkward changes. Avengers status definition while adventuring in NYC that is more belivable than Black Panther's. Heck, Herc is in Kingpin's backyard so that makes a T'challa sighting inevitable.

Perhaps, but for now, Herc's in Brooklyn, which isn't near Hell's Kitchen. Hell's is on the west side of Manhattan, bordering the Hudson River. Herc's across the East River (opposite side of Manhattan), on the west side of Brooklyn. New York isn't really that big, though.

    -though a seemingly generic crimebusting effort the intro cuts right to the chase and shows some fine quality action to expect. Also, it does have subtext: Where did he get his cloak and weapons? Will the magic shield get a magical on/off switch installed or will he get something better than draping a loose cloth over it? Who are the Warhawks? Could Herc beat Hawkeye in an archery contest some % of the time [after making a fantastic/cool shot like that]? Who are the Warhawks? Any connection to Warhawk form PM/IF? And of course - Pleeease tell me the stone spell is reversable and Herc didnt KILL them?!!!!!!!!! How did they straighten out the statues for the bodybags?

I hope Herc can beat Clint, but maybe it's his fancy bow and arrows?

    -great title page and Zeus image [Remind me how he is full grown again as seen in that recent Hulk?]

Herc restored him.

    -enjoyed the simple mythology lessons in one panel like this rather than taking over an interlude of a story like in Incredible.

For now, it's okay. They're not really dealing with complex things, just introducing us to his weaponry. There are a few nits to pick about the mythology, but this is the Marvel Universe, and some things just aren't the same.

    -an interesting supporting cast intro with George Michael's family; NO not THAT Geroge seen on the ceiling above the bed... eep!

That... was creepy. Are we to think the Greek George Michael was also watching them have sex?

    -if he wasnt a superhero, bartender could be the perfect backup career choice. Now that Guy Gardner isnt slinging THIS could be the goto place for interaction fun second only to Cheers. And hey, the sleeps-around waitress is ironically named Rhea! Any guess on HER yet?

I guess she's as good as she looks. Not thrilled about this considering his recent reconnect with Hebe. But hey, I guess they have an "arrangement."

    -though a prominent adversary appearing in the first issue might have been better going with an up-and-coming A-Lister like the new Hobgoblin brought a fanboy smile for the cliche but reasonable cliffhanger -or 'cliff dropping'. Guess we will see just how much thats going to hurt in the morning.

I liked that.

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