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Subj: Re: Hercules #1 was an Olympian success
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 at 08:13:11 pm EST (Viewed 14 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Hercules #1 was an Olympian success
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 at 10:44:46 am EST (Viewed 112 times)

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    I was unspeakably pissed at Roy Thomas when he suggested that a lot of Hercules' legendary feats were actually performed by Gilgamesh. Nice to see their connection acknowledged but Herc still getting his due.


I agree. I'm also glad we haven't (so far) seen Gilgamesh with his horned helmet on. O\:\-\)


Was trying to figure out if this Gilgamesh was supposed to be the Eternal Gil, as I was never sure if the Eternal was supposed to be the actual ancient hero since some of the Eternals and the Titans (ala Thanos and not the pre-Greek gods) were confused for the ancient Greek gods who also exist in the Marvel U.

I like the idea of returning Hercules to the realm of being a competent hero. Often felt that the Marvel Universe's Thor and Hercules seemed to have each others' mythological personalities.

However, it seemed the story was trying to say that the character actually is far older than the Herakles/Hercules myth and not sure if I truly care for that. As a demi-god, he's too tied to the Greek pantheon and Bronze-Age stories for that to really work well. We can reasonably place the dates of his stories to a specific era (his life as a mortal is only a couple generations removed from the founding of Rome). Change that and you have a very different character.