Herc's morality would be clear I think. These punks were about to casually rape and murder innocents. Their attitude would suggest they've done it before and would do so again, plus they're warhawks which didn't help their plight. I think PAK has got it right here, but this is not the Herc that Layton or DeFalco would write!
The writing is rather one-dimensional and lacking depth but the overall thematic direction is certainly promising. TBH I have never been blown away by pak's writing as it seems his imagination lacks the kind "polyphony" that the best writers demonstrate. That he was selected to write this book is probably a reflection of Marvel mgmt's perception of the target reader.