Marvel's HERC to End with November's Issue #10

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Marvel's ongoing Herc series is ending in November with issue #10, as revealed in this month's Marvel Previews and first reported by Bleeding Cool.

For July, comic book sales data site The Comics Chronicles listed Herc #5 at No. 128 for single-issues that month. The only ongoing Marvel Universe series ranking lower was Spider-Girl #8 at No. 160, the last issue of that series.

Herc began in April, with co-writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente depicting the continuing adventures of Hercules, now depowered and living in Brooklyn as a result of their Chaos War miniseries. The writing pair have been associated with Hercules since December 2007's Incredible Hulk #112, the dawn of their Incredible Hercules run.

"It’s a genuinely fresh start, that will certainly bear a lot of the hallmarks of Incredible Hercules, because both Fred and I are writing, and a lot of the sensibilities will remain, but it is a totally new storyline, totally new status quo," Greg Pak told Newsarama in February of what made Herc different from Incredible Hercules.

Van Lente confirmed the cancellation via Twitter, saying, "'Fraid it is so, but we appreciate all the support." A new reader-friendly issue, Herc #6.1, debuted in comic book stores this Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Here's the solicitation information for Herc #10:


HERC #10


Penciled by DAVID HAHN


Variant Cover by MIKE OEMING

ENTER BABA YAGA! It’s hard to be a depowered deity. Herc knows this, and yet remains a hero. His father Zeus, however, is having a rough go of it. Adding to their troubles, the assassin ELEKTRA has joined with the Russian mob to take some powerful items from their Brooklyn home, which doesn’t sit well with the man they’re stolen from... the KINGPIN! Herc and Zeus are caught in the middle, and their only answer appears to be in a house that walks on giant chicken legs?!? Herculean writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, along with artist extraordinaire David Hahn, craft one of delectable former demigod’s craziest adventures yet!

40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

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