Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Batman and Hercules (Retro)



Hercules is a good example of a character whose personality is the main part of the appeal.  On the surface he seems very similar to Thor, and Marvel certainly has plenty of super-strong heroes.  Hercules stands out among them due to his bombastic over the top macho attitude and his love for adventure.  In an age where we see many reluctant heroes, Hercules loves a life of derring-do and is always looking for the next battle.  The producers of the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold gave Aquaman somewhat of a makeover, and I have to suspect that they were a little influenced by Marvel's Hercules when it came to his attitude (not to mention his beard!)

5 comments:

Mikeyboy said...

Thank you very much. :)

Mike Mikulovsky said...

I have to agree I always LOVED Marvel's Hercules since the 60's! Yet another cool cover!Could we get a Batman & OMAC cover?

Ross said...

That was one of the first ones ever, posted June 23, 2010.

diana green said...

I always thought that Lee & Kirby's Hercules was a big influence on Baron & Rude's character The Hammer in Nexus.
hmm... another possible team-up...

Rick said...

Maxie??

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