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Subj: Re: Hercules the murderer? Preview of "Herc #1"
Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 11:44:08 pm EST (Viewed 22 times)
Reply Subj: Hercules the murderer? Preview of "Herc #1"
Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 07:02:09 pm EST (Viewed 320 times)

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Preview of the first issue of the new Herc series:

There is some debate over at comicbook resources about Herc's actions. Some are calling him a murderer for killing those thugs. They think he should be more like other street-level heroes like Daredevil or Batman that don't kill people. That if he does he should not be called an Avenger or even a hero. Others are arguing that it is still self-defense and Hercules comes from another time where heroes did kill. Kill or be killed is most of Herc's life. As a full mortal he can no longer joke around in battle like he once did. What does the Thor board think?

As for the rest of the preview. Cool use of mythological weapons. I'm wondering about the Warhawks since they started out as Ares's mortal followers. Considering their god became an Avenger are they just acting out? A splinter group? Would Ares currently approve or disapprove of their actions? Would he fight against them if he knew what they were doing?

I wouldn't call it murder (Hercules is now mortal and was defending himself against opponents who were clearly threatening his life), but my initial reaction wouldn't be to call it very heroic either, even in the mythological sense. A few goons on a train are no match for someone with Hercules' fighting skill given that he is heavily armed with a variety of powerful mythological weapons. I mean, for some regular guy like you or me, that would be pretty heroic, but for Hercules? Meh. Even as a mortal I don't see it.

There's not much point in discussing it further without seeing the rest of the comic, though.

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