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Incredible Hercules #120

Reviewed by From the Zodar Zone

 

Written by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente
Penciled by Rafa Sandoval
Inked by Roger Bonet w/ Greg Adams
Lettered by VC's Joe Caramagna
Edited by Mark Paniccia
Published by Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
Rated All Ages
Release Date August 20, 2008

 

In the finale of Herc's Secret Invasion tie-in, the "God Squad" makes their last desperate play against the Skrull deities, whose origin is also told here. Gods die, gods return, gods get really pissed, and a young man has to do the dumbest smart thing that he has ever done. It's a beautifully epic battle which, if Marvel is bothering to coordinate things, should have major repercussions  on the rest of the Secret Invasion event.

 

Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente do the impossible and make me like Hercules more and more each issue by revealing his layers with delicate precision. Who knew Herc had layers? Meanwhile, Amadeus Cho continues to develop into one of the most fascinating characters that Marvel has introduced in a long time.

 

Rating the Issue


Story: Overall 8
Concept - 9 out of 10
Plot - 7 out of 10
Dialogue - 9 out of 10

Art: Overall 7
Style - 7 out of 10

Storytelling - 8 out of 10
Color/Tones - 6 out of 10

Importance: Overall 7
To the Title - 8 out of 10
To the Company - 8 out of 10
To the Medium - 5 out of 10

 

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Reviewer Bio

 

Name: Jeremy Wiggins
email: zodarzone@hotmail.com

 

Been reading comics: for 18 years.

 

Review Bio: I clearly remember running home from school to plop my butt down three feet from the television to watch the first episode of Transformers back in 1984. Since then they've been the main focus of my nerdom and I continue to collect the comics and figures. I started collecting other comics in 1990 so right off the bat I was there for the big X-plosion (sorry) of X-Force #1 and X-Men #1, the creation of DC's Vertigo imprint, and the birth of Image. Since graduating from OSU in 1999 with an English degree, I've had a couple of different jobs but most have, of course, been in customer service. I'm finally getting to the point in my collecting where I'm moving away from completism (and hoarding things that are no longer good) to following creators that I enjoy.

 

Favorites: Guardians of the Galaxy (new and old), Weapon X by Barry Windsor-Smith, Fantastic Four, runs by John Byrne, Walt Simonson, and Mark Waid, Thor, runs by Walt Simonson and Dan Jurgens, Small Favors by Colleen Coover, Blue Monday by Chynna Clugston, Owly by Andy Runton, everything by Adam Warren

 

Website: zodarzone.livejournal.com

 

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