A Story that Can be Read Even Now
Hercules is not my favourite Marvel character. This graphic novel does depict Hercules in a much better light than in most other series. There is plenty of humour and moralizing in this graphic novel and the addition of several side-kicks that are comedians at heart helps the humour side substantially.
We see Hercules come to face his womanizing ways by confronting his sire and instructing his son the way he was instructed by Zeus about modesty and the value of a clear head.
It was good to revisit an old character as it was written in the late eighties and still be entertained by the story. It has not dated itself as other stories inevitably do.
I must also conclude by saying that I see many traits of Jim Starlin in the art and themes of this Graphic Novel even thought he is not part of the credits.