The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Greco-Roman classical religion CBR Scale: D

Name: Hercules

Other Names: Heracles; Herakles; Herecles; Champion; Alcaeus; Victor Teglia; Victor Tegler; Agent 74; Agent 125; Harry Cleese; Prince of Power; "Harold Campion"; Wonder Man

Classification: hero hero   deity deity  

Publisher(s): DC Marvel

First Appearance: All-Star Comics (vol. 1) #8 (Dec. 1941 - Jan. 1942): "Introducing Wonder Woman"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (DC) All-Star Comics (vol. 1) #8 (Dec. 1941 - Jan. 1942): "Introducing Wonder Woman"; (Marvel) Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 (July 1965): "When Titans Clash!"

Creators: William Moulton Marston (as Charles Moulton), Harry G. Peter

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,029

   Comic Book Appearances: 759

   TV, Film Appearances: 262

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 8

Teams/Affiliations: Heroes for Hire; Renegades; The Avengers; The Champions

Enemy of: The City Stealers

Family/Relative: Arimathes (son)

Nation: Greece

Birth Place: Thebes, Greece

Race: white, Olympian

Gender: male

Hercules was introduced into the Marvel Universe in Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965), written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby.

Hercules wields his famous "Golden Mace," which was forged from the legendary Olympian metal Adamantine. This metal is famed for its strength, and it is what the modern super-strong metal "Adamantium" was named after. The Gates of Pluto were also constructed from Adamantine.

Hercules Hercules

This character is in the following 225 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Action Comics
All-Star Comics (vol. 1) #8 (Dec. 1941 - Jan. 1942): "Introducing Wonder Woman"
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (cameo)
Ares #4 (June 2006): "Ares: God of War, Part 4"
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (Jan. 2010) (lead character)
The Avengers
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998) (mentioned)
The Avengers Annual
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
The Avengers Collector's Edition #1 (Sep. 1993): "Vibrant Alchemy!"
Avengers Finale #1 (Jan. 2005)
Batman (vol. 1) #167 (Nov. 1964): "Zero Hour for Earth!" (mentioned)
Cable & Deadpool #30 (Sep. 2006): "The Hero Hunter"
Captain America
The Champions
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Civil War: War Crimes #1 (Feb. 2007) (cameo)
Contest of Champions II
Daring Mystery Comics #6 (Sep. 1940): "Introducing Marvel Boy"
Dark X-Men #2 (Feb. 2010): "Journey to the Center of the Goblin: Part Two" (photo/picture/video)
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3 (Oct. 2009): "Hidden Depths" (1-panel cameo)
Darkhawk #33 (Nov. 1993): "Burial at Sea!"
The Defenders
Doctor Strange (vol. 2) #30 (Aug. 1978): "A Gathering of Fear!" (cameo)
Gambit and the Champions: From the Marvel Vault #1 (Oct. 2011)
GLA #2 (July 2005): "Dismembership Drive" (cameo)
Hercules and the Heart of Chaos
Hercules: The Knives of Kush
Hercules: Twilight of a God
Heroes for Hire
Hulk Vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide #1 (June 2008): "When Titans Collide" (lead character)
Iceman (vol. 1) #3 (Apr. 1985): "Quicksand!" (cameo)
The Incredible Hercules
Incredible Hulk: Hercules Unleashed #1 (Oct. 1996): "In the Shadow of Argo" (lead character)
Journey Into Mystery Annual #1 (July 1965): "When Titans Clash!"
Justice Society of America
Ka-Zar (vol. 1) #1 (Aug. 1970): "In His Footsteps, the Huntsman of Zeus" (lead character)
Lunatik #1 (Dec. 1995)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Double-Shot #3 (Mar. 2003): "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (1-panel cameo)
Marvel Graphic Novel #37 (Aug. 1988): "Hercules, Prince of Power: Full Circle" (lead character)
Marvel Legacy: The 1980s Handbook (Mar. 2007)
Marvel Premiere #26 (Nov. 1975): "The Games of Raging Gods" (lead character)
Marvel Preview #10 (Winter 1977): "The Isle of Fear" (lead character)
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982): "A Gathering of Heroes!"
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One (vol. 1) #44 (Oct. 1978): "The Wonderful World of Brother Benjamin J. Grimm" (lead character)
Marvel Universe: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "Assembled Once More"
Marvel Universe: The End
Maximum Security
The Mighty Avengers
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Ms. Marvel (vol. 2) #14 (June 2007): "The Deal: Part 2" (cameo)
Mystic Comics (vol. 1) #3 (June 1940): "The Origin of Hercules" (character based on)
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)
The New Avengers (vol. 1) #56 (Oct. 2009) (mentioned)
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
No Justice, No Piece! #1 (Oct. 1997): "Hera's Glory!: The True Life and Times of Herakles" (lead character)
Secret Wars II
Solo Avengers #11 (Oct. 1988): "A Farewell -- With Arms" (lead character)
Super-Villain Team-Up #14 (Oct. 1977): "A World For the Winning!" (cameo)
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand"
The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #387 (Dec. 2000): "Cry Justice, Cry Vengeance!" (mentioned)
What If...? (vol. 2) #19 (Nov. 1990): "What if... the Vision had Conquered the World?"
Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #72 (Mar. 1993): "The Song of Creation" (cameo)
X-Factor (vol. 1) #1 (Feb. 1986): "Third Genesis" (cameo)
X-Force / Champions Annual '98 (Dec. 1998): "Demon from Within"
The X-Men
Young Allies (vol. 1) #16 (Summer 1945): "Battle of the Giants"

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