The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of HERCULES: WRATH OF THE HEAVENS #1 from Titan Comics. Jean-David Morvan writes, and Looky and Olivier Thill draw and color.

He’s a great warrior, perhaps the greatest ever. He’s the son of a human and a godlike alien. And he’s getting very tired of being a pawn in a game he can’t see or understand. His name is Hercules, and he’s currently paying restitution for atrocities he was forced into committing. The first of these “labors” sees him battling an unstoppable felinoid robot created by an alien on a mission.

Simply put, this story is a retelling of the tales of Hercules in a gritty sci-fi future setting. Given the violence and gore, though, it could be considered sci-fi horror by some. This issue is a well-wrought beginning to the classic stories of the half-god hero, but it’s the art that sells it for me. There’s such intricate detail on each page that it’s almost creepy, a sensation that only adds to the horror-esque feel of the book.

These are great stories, well adapted to a sci-fi setting, and the art is almost beyond beautiful. I think this will prove to be an amazing read.

HERCULES: WRATH OF THE HEAVENS #1 is available now from your local comic shop, or online at titan-comics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )