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Hit Comics #1 [A Story]

"Origin of Hercules"
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Hit Comics #1 [A Story]
Universe:   Earth-Quality 
Editor: Edward C. Cronin
Writer: Dan Zolnerowich
Cover Artist : Lou Fine
Cover Date : July 1940
On Sale Date: April 1940
Story Arc: -
Pages: 7
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Read: 14 Users Rated: 10
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The story of Joe Hercules! How a young man who earned money in circus sideshows turned to crime-fighting.
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  Joe Hercules First Appearance
  Joe Hercules next appears in Hit Comics #2 [A Story].

Other Characters
  J. Willistone Jyppe First Appearance
  This is J. Willistone Jyppe's only appearance.

  Pete Birch First Appearance
  This is Pete Birch's only appearance.

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  go2shaw Says:    
  2017-12-06 22:44:06  
  Looks like Joe goes to the same tailor as Doll Man! Oh, and don't feel too bad for Joe's mother. I hear she gets reincarnated on earth 616 as May Parker.  

  Ice Says:    
  2018-02-12 16:47:56  
  Hey, a new one! It's always fun when a new comic pops up. I wasn't familiar with Hit Comics before seeing this one. Great cover.

I like how the intro to this Hercules story kind of calls out all the other Superman types in comics. I wasn't expecting a character named Hercules to be "a real American youth" though.

This was a weird story! "Herk" has possibly the most ridulous costume in the whole DCRO so far. I like how he's just randomly super strong, too.

  Russ Says:    
  2018-05-05 13:39:36  
  Okay, I know this is just another Superman rip-off, but it wasn't actually half-bad. Interesting how it takes tragic circumstances to make the most compelling origin stories. I notice they left it ambiguous as to how he got that strength, which can't be attributed to simple, clean living; wonder where his dad is? Hmmmm

3 stars, in spite of the clear Superman copy. Probably goes downhill from here, though....

  Neskit Says:    
  2018-07-11 10:28:18  
  I found this to be boring and generic... hopefully it gets better. It gets an extra star from me for not trying to tie into the Hercules myth.  

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