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Hercules: New Labors Of Hercules
Reeling from the tragic death of Thor, the Prince of Power knows his star is fading fast. So what better way to pump up his Q-rating than to relive his defining moment? When his most bitter foe throws down the gauntlet, Hercules agrees to the challenge: twelve labors, each more perilous than the one before it - and each updated for reality-TV consumption. Zounds Collects H ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 26th 2005 by Marvel Comics
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First read this a few years ago and it made me laugh. Happily it still has the ability to do that. The story begins with Hercules at his lowest point. He's a washed up hero, and spends most of his time drunk. In order to redeem himself, Hercules will once again take on twelve labors, only this time they'll be televised as a reality show. A lot of the book feels pretty dated. There are a few pop culture references that just don't work anymore. The silliness is still there though. The labors inclu ...more