Would anybody be interested in a Herc story set in ancient times?

#1 Posted by seekquaze (617 posts) - - Show Bio

Savage Axe of Ares and Thor: Ages of Thunder were both set in ancient times. Both showed their respective gods in a more brutal fashion than today. Would you buy a similar type story showing Hercules as a mortal hero who, similar to the myths, is in many ways more of an anti-hero? Somehow who will not hesitate to crush someone's skull with a mace?

#2 Posted by thedude4731 (42 posts) - - Show Bio

I would be down to reading some classic stories staring Marvel Herc! theirs would so much to work with...his original 12 labors taken "seriously" would be a great read. Plus him joining jason and the argo's and titan slaying would all catch my interest. We got alittle taste of Herc in ancient time in "Incredible Hercules" i would love to explore those stories in a more elaborate fashion. Maybe even some behind the scenes never before told stories...like him training with and helping some of the many different heroes of greek mythology in their many quests that just didnt make the history books.

#3 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, of course, I'm up for a Hercules story set in ancient times showing him earning his full godhood through heroic deeds performed as a demigod.

Marvel could really elaborate on many details about Herc's past that have only been seen (skimmed over, really) in several flashbacks.

These deeds could/should include - but not be limited to - his legendary 12 labors, sailing with Jason and the Argonauts and fighting for the Olympian Gods in their war against the Gigantes (Giants).

#4 Posted by Raiiyn (3597 posts) - - Show Bio

@thedude4731 said:

I would be down to reading some classic stories staring Marvel Herc! theirs would so much to work with...his original 12 labors taken "seriously" would be a great read. Plus him joining jason and the argo's and titan slaying would all catch my interest. We got alittle taste of Herc in ancient time in "Incredible Hercules" i would love to explore those stories in a more elaborate fashion. Maybe even some behind the scenes never before told stories...like him training with and helping some of the many different heroes of greek mythology in their many quests that just didnt make the history books.

@PowerHerc said:

Yes, of course, I'm up for a Hercules story set in ancient times showing him earning his full godhood through heroic deeds performed as a demigod.

Marvel could really elaborate on many details about Herc's past that have only been seen (skimmed over, really) in several flashbacks.

These deeds could/should include - but not be limited to - his legendary 12 labors, sailing with Jason and the Argonauts and fighting for the Olympian Gods in their war against the Gigantes (Giants).

Sounds just about right. There's so much they could do story-wise.

#5 Posted by seekquaze (617 posts) - - Show Bio

So if Hercules were portrayed as more bloodthirsty and morally ambiguous it would not really bother anyone? I ask due to some T hor fans being bothered by the more barbaric Thor shown in Ages of Thunder.

#6 Posted by Blood1991 (8082 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm up for any Herc stories right now his Herc run was way to short!

#7 Posted by thestarguy (368 posts) - - Show Bio

Absolutely! I can't stand Herc currently being de-powered in the Marvel Universe, but ancient stories detailing his original feats plus maybe even an Eternal or two thrown into the mix.....outstanding!!

#8 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@seekquaze said:

So if Hercules were portrayed as more bloodthirsty and morally ambiguous it would not really bother anyone? I ask due to some T hor fans being bothered by the more barbaric Thor shown in Ages of Thunder.

No.

I wouldn't want to see Hercules portrayed as bloodthirsty and morally ambiguous, though I think that Herc being more likely to kill in ancient times would be understandable and that doing so, considering what would be morally and socially acceptable in ancient Greece as opposed to modern times, wouldn't automatically make him "bloodthirsty."

@Blood1991 said:

I'm up for any Herc stories right now his Herc run was way to short!

Me, too!

@thestarguy said:

Absolutely! I can't stand Herc currently being de-powered in the Marvel Universe, but ancient stories detailing his original feats plus maybe even an Eternal or two thrown into the mix.....outstanding!!

Agreed!

#9 Posted by Z3RO180 (6718 posts) - - Show Bio

hell yes that would be wesome showing how old hec got his god hood but as for the whole brutal thing it would be cool but herc is a kind bash your face into a bloody pulmp while makeing a joke kind of heros so to have a full ut serious herc story set in ancient greece would be cool but it would be much better if they kept his humor in the story.

#10 Posted by thestarguy (368 posts) - - Show Bio

The more I think about this idea, the more I like it! I really think that depicting Herc as the Monster Slayer of Ancient times that he was would be great! Herc really was a champion back then, so even though there would be some deaths involved I would still like to see a book depicting ancient Greek mythology in the Marvel fashion. May Herc could even 'through down' with one of his uncle Poseidon's sons (e.g. Namor's ancestor).

#11 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, Marvel? How about it?

#12 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

This would be pretty awesome, Herc isn't getting the key role he deserves at the moment so I would definitely read this

#13 Posted by EnigmaDope (34 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be awesome. It would be like Ancient myths and legends but on a comic book, I would buy it instantly. Asides the 12 labours, Jason and the Argonauts and fighting the Gigantes you could also have the problems he went through with Hera, Zeus's wife. Maybe even bring back the lion cloak? Who knows..

#14 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@EnigmaDope: Yes, Hercules' adventures with Jason as an Argonaut would have a lot of potential. It could be a super-team of ancient times. Great idea!

#15 Posted by Illuminatus (9489 posts) - - Show Bio

Sure, I'd watch it.

#16 Posted by Katie24 (488 posts) - - Show Bio

@seekquaze: Sounds like a great idea. Marvel needs to mix it up a little, in regards to there comic book selection, and a comic set in medieval times would be a step in the right direction. Oh and maybe there could be a Thor/Herc team up, that would be cool!

#17 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Yes, of course, I'm up for a Hercules story set in ancient times showing him earning his full godhood through heroic deeds performed as a demigod.

Marvel could really elaborate on many details about Herc's past that have only been seen (skimmed over, really) in several flashbacks.

These deeds could/should include - but not be limited to - his legendary 12 labors, sailing with Jason and the Argonauts and fighting for the Olympian Gods in their war against the Gigantes (Giants).

This man knows what he speaks of! Everyone, steal his ideas!

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#18 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Hah! Thanks, but no need to steal; I'll share. :)

#19 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: A selfless man! Huzzah!

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#20 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Of course. It's a well known fact that part of being a hero is being selfless. Lol.

#21 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: Indeed. How are you enjoying Herc being de-powered lately?

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#22 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Not at all. You?

#23 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: It's not... Hercules you know? It feels as if he's been thrown to the sidelines.

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#24 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: You're right.

Hercules is the epitome of super-strength! He's not some street-leveler protecting a section of a city.

Hercules needs to be Hercules again! He needs his power back.

#25 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc: You hit it right on the button! I miss seeing Hercules duke it out with Marvel's heaviest hitters.

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#26 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget:

Me too!

Lie these guys . . .

Hercules & the Hulk

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