Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!

Now, if you've never seen any issues of this title, you're in for a treat. The art in these by Sam Glanzman is a pleasant surprise, to say the least. Mainly known by fandom for his war-comic work at DC in the 70's, Sam was a mainstay at both Dell and Charlton in the 1960's, working on a wide variety of books. However, Sam was no slouch at depicting bare-chested adventurers such as Tarzan, Kona... and the gentleman in question, Hercules.

The concept of this book was also quite innovative as each issue covered one of the twelve labors of ol' Herc. Written mostly by Joe Gill (with an ish or two scripted by Denny O'Neill), the characters of the gods (Zeus, Hera, Mars and so on) are quite in keeping with the classical works..... Zeus is a bit of an arrogant jerk, Hera can be a totally bitchy nightmare most of the time.... really quite an enjoyable contrast to a lot of other contemporay material of the day. I've got a few more of these to put up in a day or two, and hope you enjoy these three for the moment!

Hercules #6 or here - Hercules #6!
Hercules #7 or here - Hercules #7!
Hercules #8 or here - Hercules #8!

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