Fear Itself: Herc

Fear Itself: Herc

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by Greg Pak, Neil Edwards
     
 

A bold new era for the lion of olympus! The Chaos War left hercules without powers - and without a sidekick. but when mythic evil stalks the streets, and a latter-day band of Hercules worshippers cries out for their savior, what is the son of Zeus to do? he takes his three thousand years of combat experience, raids the armory of ares for the most fearsome weapons

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A bold new era for the lion of olympus! The Chaos War left hercules without powers - and without a sidekick. but when mythic evil stalks the streets, and a latter-day band of Hercules worshippers cries out for their savior, what is the son of Zeus to do? he takes his three thousand years of combat experience, raids the armory of ares for the most fearsome weapons of legend, descends from heaven and gets medieval. return to olympus with Hercules' "Dream Team" of writers Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente!

COLLECTING: HERC 1-6

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785147206
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Fear Itself: Herc 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
No longer immortal, the Hercules of the Marvel Universe takes on the mantle of “Protector of Brooklyn” ... “Fear Itself: Herc” contains exactly what I want to see in a graphic novel reprint collection. To begin with, the issues collected within this volume have a distinct start and end point. This gives the impression that you truly bought a graphic NOVEL, not just a bunch of consecutive issues of some comic. (Other collections pick up in the middle of some extended story and/or drop you off without a conclusion.) The story contained within obviously is based on earlier events in the Marvel Universe, and has interactions with other comics published at the same time, but the reader needs little to no knowledge of those events. The comic utilizes characters from the Marvel Universe that (I assume) have never encountered the Greco-Roman (former) god in earlier tales, but effectively integrates them into the existing story while maintaining their unique characterization. Man-Bull, Basilisk, the Griffin, the Hobgoblin, plus a cameo by Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin – all play an important role in the story. Most importantly, the story told in the collection deals with a philosophical question (without ever actually stating it) – what constitutes a superhero? Is it powers? Is it attitude? Is it action? Is it … what? Or to what proportion? This graphic novel was definitely worth the time it took to read. RATING: 5 stars.