I agree with getting rid of the land lady and the whole alcoholism aspects of this book, they are totally dragging it down. I also feel that Herc has been nearly totally rewritten as a character to disregard all of the great character work from the last 10 years or so.
Where's the fun from The Incredible Hercule's? The power and heroism from Sky Father Hercules and the Chaos War? I want that rogue demi-God that kneed Sentry in the junk with a broad smile on his face, who beat Thor in a drinking contest and still managed to trick the Chaos King into entering the Continuum universe. I didn't like the self hating Herc of Hero's for Hire 20 years ago and I like this one even less. This book keeps talking about him being a joke as far as the world is concerned and I just don't see it.
And let's be honest here, this books sales number stink, we three could possible be the only three buying this comic so shouldn't our opinion matter here?
And as a side note, what ever happen to Amadeus Cho being the new Prince of Power? I mean I know he's now the Hulk, but wasn't that the whole reason they depowered Herc and gave us the short lived "Herc" comic to begin with? I swear Marvel can't help but step on their own feet these days.
Yes, sales do stink-- 12.7k for March sales. Yikes! Pretty much tied with Howling Commandos.
Although Cho was still calling himself Prince of Power during Fear Itself, it really didn't have much meaning... if it ever really did.
And while I'm thinking about it... shouldn't Herc be given back his billions? Herc doesn't need to be slumming in someone's tenement.