Sunday, August 19, 2012

Review- HERCULES: TWILIGHT OF A GOD

HERCULES: TWILIGHT OF A GOD (Marvel, 2011; Softcover)
Collects Hercules: Twilight Of A God Nos. 1-4 (cover dates August- November, 2010)
Writer: Bob Layton
Artists: Ron Lim (pencils) and Bob Layton (finishes)
In this, the third of Bob Layton's Hercules mini-series, we find Hercules 75 years further into the future since the last time we saw him. The events in this series are tied heavily into the events of the first two mini-series, with Skyppi (Herc's Skrull companion) and friend Recorder (a Rigellian robot) assisting him in his 24th Century misadventures. 
Like the other two Layton-penned series, these are whimsical, light-hearted tales portraying Hercules as an arrogant yet lovable buffoon. I thoroughly enjoyed this, especially Layton's meaty, old-school scripts. This is dense, “compressed” reading, not for the faint of heart or of short attention span.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 3.75 out of 5.
The OCD zone- Standard coated cardstock cover, slightly thicker-than-average-for-a-Marvel-book coated stock paper, glued binding.
Paper rating: 5 out of 5.
Binding rating: 4 out of 5.
Cardstock cover rating: 5 out of 5.

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