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Subj: Re: Hercules #6: "YOU'RE AN AVENGER"...
Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 at 08:41:58 pm EDT (Viewed 337 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Hercules #6: "YOU'RE AN AVENGER"...
Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 at 03:27:45 pm EDT (Viewed 285 times)

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Herc lived 3000 years of greatness because of his ways. Modernity is only screwing it up. He's above having to worry about all of this nonsense. Thankfully, the majority seem to agree and are wiping this book.

I'd hardly say that he had 3000 years of greatness. Let's face it: This is a demi-god who became great because he was driven mad, killed his children and then had to complete 12 labours as a result.

Of course, it was originally supposed to be 10 labours but Eurystheus (who was, granted, Heracles' enemy) didn't accept 2 of the labours as acceptable.

The mythical accounts of his deeds (which, I believe, would be considered canon in the Marvel Universe) don't exactly show him to be a great hero... more like a proud, stubborn one.

So, I can't really agree with you. Does he fit in with the classic Marvel presentation? No. Have I enjoyed the book? Yes. I'm sorry that it looks like it will be cancelled because I've enjoyed this different presentation of Herc.

And, now that I think of it, wasn't it his stubbornness and drinking that led to the Masters of Evil being able to ambush him? So, this characterization isn't totally off.

Granted, I haven't read the Incredible Hercules book (I suspect I'd enjoy it) but I'm liking this book.

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