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Herc #5

August 1, 2011

Title: Lost City

Writer: Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente
Pencils:
Neil Edwards
Inks:
Cory Hamscher
Colorist:
Jesus Aburtov
Letterer:
Simon Bowland
Cover Artist:
Ale Garza & Christina Strain
Editor:
Mark Paniccia       
Publisher:
Marvel Comics

Hercules and his unlikely allies, Man-Bull and Basilisk, find themselves going into battle against the worshippers of Kyknos. Battle is nothing new for Hercules, of course, but now he finds himself powerless, overwhelmed by the prayers of his own worshippers, fighting giant insects in the middle of Manhattan while his more powerful allies are busy beating the hell out of each other elsewhere in the Fear Itself crossover. As formidable a warrior as Hercules is, this time he may have to swallow his pride and turn to the one place he never wanted to go again: his father, Zeus. This new angle for Hercules has really made the new series a joy to read. Pak and Van Lente haven’t decreased the level of the threats our former Prince of Power has to deal with, but with that power gone, he’s had to change his entire approach to battling the creatures. The result is a way of looking at Hercules that nobody has ever done before. Entertaining, different, and exciting – this is some great work.

Rating: 8/10

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