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SPIDER-ISLAND TIE IN! You loved it when Herc dressed up as Thor, but can you handle the senses-shattering debut of... THE INCREDIBLE SPIDER-HERC?!?! And versus… THE X-MEN??? Though he is the newly self-appointed protector of Brooklyn, when a rash of unusual occurrences begin breaking out in Manhattan, Hercules finds himself "infested" with Spider-Powers of his own. Unfortunately, our web-slinging former demigod soon finds himself under the thrall of the insidious intelligence behind Spider Island and in a duel to the death against fellow champions The X-Men. Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente join up with artist June Brigman to deliver a pulse-pounding, wall-crawling [!!!] adventure with Marvel’s lovable lug, HERC!

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1.5 stars 1.5/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews

What Did I Tell You About This Old Con Artist? 0

Herc is so Silver Age.I don't like the Silver Age. Here's why: comics are a visual medium. Silver Age writers tended to forget that and over-wrote all the time. Their books were full of long descriptions about precisely what's going on in the panel and super-clumsy dialogue over-explaining everything. Just everything about this book is so poorly written. Just because the X-Men are not Herc mainstays, do we really have to be burdened with reading about how Wolverine has a healing factor? WHO DOES...

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Eh... maybe it's just as well this title is on its way out 0

I loved Pak & Van Lente's full run on "The Incredible Hercules". I was intrigued with the pitch for this continuation now that Herc lost his powers. And yet... this relaunch has royally failed to recapture the magic of the prior Hercules title. Coming from the same writing team, I'm really not sure why (unless it's just the lack of Herc's foil Amadeus Cho).This title, which I hear is ending with #10, has been plagued with crossovers. If it is indeed ending so soon, then pretty much the entir...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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