The GeeksverseWolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1

Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1
Published on Thursday, March 3, 2011 by


Written by: Frank Tieri
Art by: Juan Roman Cano Santacruz
Colored by: Moose Baumann
Lettered by: Bill Tortolini
Cover Art: Joe Jusko
Editor: Charlie Beckerman

I didn’t know what to expect with this series. The idea of a team-up between Hercules and Wolverine could go so many different ways. And most of them wouldn’t make for a good series.

But luckily they went in the direction that makes for good reading.

It starts off kind of scary, and scary I mean cheesy and campy. The robot that Strucker is piloting is pure camp. I was afraid that this would be the tone of the serious.

I’m glad I was wrong.

It goes from there to Logan and Hercules talking about how two different people can be good friends. There’s a one panel flashback to their first meeting and it’s a story that I vaguel remember. I know I’ve read it and I know it was written by Tieri. I just can’t remember where it was from.

Tieri sets a good tone. He captures Hercules well, having the over the top enthusaism that is Hercules, but not so bad that it’s unreadable. It’s a fine line to walk and Tieri does it well. The tone of the series is nice, tying into Wolverine’s past, as well as Hercules more recent. Hercules is a good character for Wolverine to have the talk about mortality with, as Tieri shows.

It’s got a sad undertone and Hercules helps to offset that. There are little mentions that help us understand why this two get along so well. Besides the love of the fairer sex and drink, it’s that they have both been alive for so long. Only someone that has lived that life would understand.

The art by Santacruz is decent. It’s not the most exciting art but it does the job. He does well going from the cheese of the robot to the more serious moments. The one panel of Logan, close-up on his face, with the graves in the background, is excellant. You can see the sadness and despair in Logan’s expression.

Wolverine/Hercules: Myths, Monsters & Mutants #1 receives
4 out of 5

A good start that shows this might be an interesting mini-series to pick up.

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