Monday, August 21, 2017

Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens #1

   Surely there are few heroes who have been adapted more in comics, movies and television than Hercules.

   Well, here's another one.

   But it's a good one!

   In Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens, we have a version of the hero in a science fiction, futuristic setting.

   But it's not a Utopian future - rather, it's a dark and dangerous place, and we find this new Hercules facing the same problems as his ancient ancestor.

   Driven mad by a poisonous encounter, Hercules murders his loved ones - and then must do penance by taking on a series of challenges.

    Adapted from the French graphic novel, the series is written by Jdmorvan with art by Looks and Olivier Thill. The story's an interesting, fresh take on the original, presenting a warts-and-all hero, and the art is simply stunning, with amazing character and environment designs. It's lush and powerfully rendered.

Grade: B+



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