Hercules (Radical Comics)

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Hercules is a Radical Comics character who has appeared in two limited series The Thracian Wars[1] and The Knives of Kush,[2] both written by Steve Moore with Cris Bolsin on art. The Jim Steranko "Hercules" from the cover of the first issue is also featured in solid bronze as the first in the Radical Toyz product line. Radical Toyz commissioned sculptor Chris Ingram to bring to life the art that represents Radical’s flagship title [3]

Plot synopsis[edit]

The Thracian Wars[edit]

The story takes place in barbarian Thrace rather than Greece. Hercules and his companions are hired by the Thracian king, Cotys, to train the Thracian army into one that excels in ruthlessness.

The Knives of Kush[edit]

Following their departure from Thrace, Hercules and his companions travel to Egypt where they get embroiled in the civil war between Seti II and Amenmesse.

Film[edit]

Main article: Hercules (2014 film)

Paramount and MGM released a film adaptation of Moore’s ideas, under the direction of filmmaker Brett Ratner and with the title role played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.[4] Aksel Hennie is cast in the role of Tydeus.[5] Rufus Sewell is cast as Autolycus.[6] Ian McShane has been cast as Amphiarus, part priest, part prophet and part warrior who is Hercules’ counselor. Reece Ritchie is cast as Iolaus.[7] Tobias Santelmann is cast as the villain Rhesus[8] Ingrid Bolsø Berdal is as the female lead.[9] Also joining are Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, and Irina Shayk.[10][11] Johnson's cousin, Tamina Snuka will be making her film debut in the film.[12]

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