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From the heights of Mount Olympus to the pages of Marvel, Hercules continues to make a mark in popular culture. With this week's INCREDIBLE HERCULES #126 delving into his past, what better time than now to reminisce on his time in the Marvel U?
By Nesa Nourmohammadi
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ANNUAL #1
When Marvelites demanded a battle between the gods, writers Robert Bernstein and Larry Lieber along with artists Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott delivered! Olympus and Asgard collide in JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY ANNUAL #1, as Hercules and Thor go head-to-head in Herc's very first Marvel appearance. Amid the bridge-tossing, hammer-throwing and statue-breaking action, our two favorite immortals still manage to maintain their landmark Shakespearean poise. Verily!
AVENGERS #45 (1963)
Come celebrate Avengers Day, that one time of the year where folks of all kinds come together to celebrate Earth's Mightiest Heroes. However, when the Super-Adaptoid fails to embrace the festivities, all hell breaks loose, transforming Central Park into a warzone! Creative team Roy Thomas and Don Heck show no mercy to Hercules' first day as an Avenger in this non-stop, action-fueled extravaganza-welcome aboard, Herc!
What could bring together the unlikely faction of Iceman, Angel, the Black Widow, Ghost Rider and of course Hercules? Meet the Champions, in the first issue of their 70's series by writer Tony Isabella and artist Don Heck! Ditching the stoic skyscrapers of New York City for sunny California, this ragtag group sets aside their differences to protect the City of Angels-but how long can they get along?
HERCULES #1 (2005)
"A Grecian God walks into a bar..." What starts as the opening of a bad joke turns into a hilarious and unapologetic romp starring our ace Olympian! Still reeling from the loss of his BFF Thor, the drunken and depressed immortal turns to his only salvation: reality television! Witness Hercules, raw, uncut and uncensored, courtesy of Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira!
INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116
You can call him an Avenger or a god, but calling him an Eternal will bring you trouble-so when Ikaris and Thena come a'callin' for Herc, expect sheer mayhem to ensue! Under the belief Hercules holds membership to his cadre of super humans, Ikaris will stop at nothing to prove it, even if it means killing the Lion of Olympus in this awesome issue from Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak and Rafa Sandoval.
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