With it being canceled at #10 why do you think it failed? The Incredible Hercules series usually had decent numbers up until the end.
For me, it was three reasons. First, Prince of Power and and Chaos War were below my expectations or even what I consider good comics. Prince of Power was readable enough starring Cho for a brief moment before Chaos War. Chaos War itself was the biggy because it was supposed to be this epic climax involving a massive war between the gods with Herc at the lead. The flaws with it have been discussed in detail elsewhere, but basically it was not a really massive war and while it did star Hercules he was too much of a fool for most people. The magic and charm Incredible Hercules had was just lacking.
The second reason is the idea of street Herc just never appealed to me. Heroes like Daredevil and Spider-Man cover that territory. For Herc to use Greek-age weapons against street level threats in a way requires a level of violence that just doesn't work for stories set in New York. Many people cried out in the previews when Herc was turning people to stone and slicing off limbs. This type Herc doesn't work well in a modern setting when you have other heroes who can win battles without killing their enemies.
The third reason is I think the first story arc in many ways did not work. The charm of Incredible Hercules seems to have been lost based on reviews I've read. It was six issues instead of three or four. Maybe someone who read it can tell me if it came off as decompressed or not. One thing I did like about Incredible Hercules was the story arcs tended to be concise enough that it did not feel like the writers were just taking up space. Too often nowadays six issues feel like it is streatching things out. Finally, Spider-Herc did not appeal to me at all after that.
Thoughts? Did I cover pretty much everything? Did I miss something?