By Brent Frankenhoff
Meet the undesirable asses, the cruel men, the blokes you don't intend to make mad. those are the fellows you'd are looking to have backing you up in a struggle. And those are the blokes who make undesirable lots enjoyable. From hard-bitten heroes to vile villains - together with Wolverine, Batman, Luke Cage, Galactus, and extra - 100 Baddest Motherf*#!ers! grants the lowdown at the down low in a full-color, absolutely illustrated, butt-kicking format.
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34 Hercules’ space travels contribute little to our understanding of the ancient hero (though the character remained in the Marvel Universe), and the series clearly capitalized on popular trends and opportunities. The success of Star Wars had audiences desperate for space adventures, and publishers scrambled to supply them. 35 As a ready-made super-powered being with no licensing fees, Hercules holds obvious appeal for a publisher. 36 Other gods of Greco-Roman mythology have followed similar patterns.
Establishing a Crit ical Fr a me F I G U R E 1 . 4 Eddie Campbell’s Bacchus spins a yarn. Bacchus: Doing the Islands with Bacchus, “That Crafty Bastard Sisyphus,” (Eddie Campbell Comics, 1997) 2. 19 20 Cl assi cs an d C o mics It is not only the characters of myth and history who are appropriated to the comics medium, of course. Allusion, metaphor, and imagery allow writers to borrow narrative patterns and motifs from the ancient world, regardless of whether their texts explicitly acknowledge this engagement.
34. –Dec. 1982 and March–June 1984). Both series were written and drawn by Bob Layton. 35. The film starred Lou Ferrigno, best known for playing the Incredible Hulk in the television series, which ran from 1978 to 1982. Similar influence by Star Wars can be seen in the 1981 Ray Harryhausen vehicle, Clash of the Titans (directed by Desmond Davis), where Perseus’ robotic pet owl, Bubo, has the color of C-3P0 and the vocabulary of R2-D2. In Hercules, Prince of Power, Hercules was accompanied by a robot known as the Recorder, a comic relief sidekick in the mold of C-3PO.