Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s schedule just became a little more relaxed as his movie Hercules: The Thracian Wars has wrapped up shooting. Johnson took to Twitter to let his fans know this and included a picture of himself wearing a lion skin. Check it out after the jump.
Can a powered down Hercules deal with a powered up Hobgoblin? Also, what is the Kingpin’s goblin doing covering for the Warhawks in Brooklyn? Find out after the jump.
Stripped of his powers, and forced to walk the Earth as a mortal, Hercules now fights without the aid of his godly heritage. Can the son of Zeus beat back the evil that encroaches upon his territory, and can he find a warm place to sleep? Take the jump, and find out!
Marvel has announced that fan of Hercules will get their chance to buy comics featuring their favorite bad=ass as the company readies Herc #1 for release.
“This ain’t the heavenly spires of Mount Olympus, the plush comforts of Avengers Tower or some hot night club known where the body shots are on the house. Herc’s in the dark alleys of the Marvel Universe—the mean streets of New York,” said Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. “There’s no one to watch his back and, if he doesn’t play it smart, he can be maimed…or even killed. The easy days of life as a god are over.”
Herc #1 and #2 arrive in April 2011. Herc #1 will have a $3.99 cover price, while Herc #2 sees a price change to $2.99.
Can Amadeus Chow save Hercules? You’ll hopefully find out in Heroic Age: Prince of Power #3, from Marvel, Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Reilly Brown when the issue arrives in stores July 21, 2010. Until then, you can check out the sneak peek Marvel sent Major Spoilers.
It’s nice to run sneak peeks from the smaller publishers again.Â This week Radical Publishing has two books hitting stores, and the company sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency #2, and Hercules: The Knives of Kush #5.
Radical Comics sent Major Spoilers the cover images and solicitation information for titles arriving in January 2010.
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, a listener calls in to pose a question to the Major Spoilers Crew:
Are comic book characters this generations modern myths in the way that Hercules, Zeus and the rest were to the olden age?Â Comic book characters do appear to fill out the role, but is it true or just a bunch of junk?
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So, the end of the month is always problematic for me, in terms of multitasking.Â I mention this solely as an explanation of why this issue of Hercules (which came out two weeks ago) is being reviewed a couple of days after the delivery of the NEXT issue of Hercules (which came out on Wednesday.)Â After their adventure in the underworld, Amadeus Cho and the scion of Olympus have gone their separate ways.Â Hercules now has to take care of his own father, reverted to childhood, with only the help of his goddess of wisdom sibling to assist him.Â So, what’s with the wingy hat?
With a Hercules movie in the works, now might be a good time to check out what Radical Publishing is doing with the property in next week’s Hercules: The Knives of Kush #1.
I hate bad news in the industry, as it seems to tarnish the wonderfulness that is the four=color world.Â But, I do understand that deals, contracts, and entities may not always be that fair in the long run, which requires those that feel wronged to seek retribution.Â Such is the case with Radical Publishing co-founder David Elliott, who has filed suit against parent company Blatant Entertainment over wages and lost income.
Elliott says he’s the co-founder, co-publisher, and former editor-in-chief of the company and its various publishing efforts, and that it terminated him in April. Elliott alleges that Blatant hasn’t given him his full salary, failed to properly credit him on several projects including Hercules and Aladdin, and is exploiting properties without consideration where Elliott owns a portion of the copyrights.
The allegations go on to say that Blatant may not even have proper documentation to show chain of ownership, which could later put the kiboshÂ on future movie deals that Radical is currently working on.