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PULSE interviews Pak and Van Lente about “Incredible Hercules”

Jen Contino has posted an interview at the PULSE with writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente about their new “Incredible Hercules” series. An excerpt:

THE PULSE: How is Hercules similar to the Hulk? What makes him appropriate to be the title character here?
FRED VAN LENTE: Hercules has a long history of smashing first and asking questions later, dating well back to mythology, and that sounds just like the Hulk to me. He’s gone into such a mindless rage in myth that he slaughtered his entire family and smashed the entire city of Troy. So you really wouldn’t like either of them when they’re angry… (laughs)
GREG PAK: One of the great things about Hercules and this storyline in particular is that it lets us explore many of themes that make the Hulk so compelling but with a different kind of vibe. Hulk’s the tragic version of the story; Herc lets us play the comic angle a bit more.

Click here to read the full article, which also includes some preview art from the upcoming issue.

Newsarama digs “Incredible Hulk” #112

Newsarama has posted a review of “Incredible Hulk” #112 from J. Caleb Mozzocco. The money quote:

I found this issue enormously satisfying, and am really looking forward to the next one.

Click here to read the full review.
“Incredible Hulk” #112 was written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and launches the Hercules/Amadeus Cho storyline that continues with issue #113 next month when the book officially changes its title to “Incredible Hercules.” gives “Incredible Hulk” #112 another rave has posted another four star review of “Incredible Hulk” #112, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham. An excerpt:

In the last couple years, Hercules has had a renaissance, as he was extremely well portrayed in Civil War, and then in World War Hulk was once again extremely well written and characterized. Now, he’s taking over this title for a little while, with Amadeus Cho at his side, and although its one of the oddest team-ups, on paper, in reality it ends up working extremely well under Pak/Van Lente’s pens.

Click here for the full review. loves Herc!

“Incredible Hulk” #112, the first issue of the “Incredible Hercules” storyline, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham, has gotten a rave from Nick Budd at An excerpt:

Pretty close to being perfect. Yeah, that might be setting expectations fairly high, but truth be told, the start of the “Incredible Herc” storyline is one that seems to have most everything that one might look for in a comic book…. Pak and Van Lente write these characters insanely well, and are able to imbue them all with a real sense of character and spirit that makes them and the story that much more interesting.

Click here for the full review. loves “Incredible Hulk” #112

With issue #112, Hercules and Amadeus Cho take the star roles of the “Incredible Hulk” comic book in a storyline written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham. And Comixtreme likes what it sees. An excerpt:

The only real question here is whether or not Hercules and Amadeus Cho can be interesting enough characters to sustain a buddy title. Based on this first issue, as long as Pak and Van Lente are doing the work, I’d say it’s a resounding yes. High action, well-placed laughs and a really strong direction give it three marks that most comics out there don’t have.

Click here to read the full review.

Six page preview of “World War Hulk: Aftersmash” has posted a six page, colored, lettered preview of “World War Hulk: Aftersmash,” a one-shot special written by Greg Pak with pencils by Rafa Sandoval. The story follows a number of characters, including Hercules, Amadeus Cho, Misty Knight, Tom Foster, and the Warbound, as they struggle to survive in the wake of “World War Hulk.” The book hits comic book stores on December 5.
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Graeme McMillan at the Savage Critics nods approvingly at “Incredible Hulk” #111, written by Greg Pak and Jeff Parker and pencilled by Leonard Kirk. An excerpt:

It’s a good sign, too, that the new/old book will be worth checking out, as everything here is pretty Good; Cho’s pretty much been the breakout star of the World War Hulk event for me, and his interplay with the dumb but well-meaning Hercules is entertaining enough for me to want to see more.

With “new/old book,” McMillan’s referring to the fact that with issue #112, “Incredible Hulk” gets turned over to Hercules and Amadeus Cho for a storyline written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente — the book gets officially renamed “Incredible Hercules” starting with issue #113. Click here for the skinny about the new book.
And click here for the full Savage Critics review of #111.