Famous for his superhuman strength, Hercules is the most popular hero in Greek mythology. The son of Zeusking of the godsand a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus's wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson and vows to bring him misery. With her magical powers, she tricks Hercules into performing a series of twelve seemingly impossible labors, each one a test of his strength, courage, cunning, and fighting skill. Is Hercules strong enough to foil her scheme? For this exciting retelling of the twelve labors, author Paul Storrie consulted the classic work The Age of Fable (1859), by American Thomas Bulfinch, and Edith Hamilton's Mythology (1942), both of which are considered the best resources about on ancient myths and legends. Artist Steve Kurth also relied on historical research to accurately bring to life the world of ancient Greece.
Paul D. Storrie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He has written comics for Caliber Comics, Moonstone Books, Marvel Comics, and DC Comics. For Graphic Universe, he has written Hercules: The Twelve Labors, Robin Hood: Outlaw of Sherwood Forest, Yu the Great, Amaterasu: Return of the Sun, Beowulf: Monster Slayer, Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head, Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood, Terror in Ghost Mansion, and Nightmare on Zombie Island.
Steve Kurth was born and raised in west central Wisconsin. He graduated with a BFA in illustration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Steve's art has appeared in Hercules: The Twelve Labors and in numerous comic books, including G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Ghostbusters, Dragonlance, and Cracked magazine.