Earlier this month, Titan Comics announced they’d be releasing the first English-language version of JD Morvan‘s science-fiction retelling of Hercules as Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens this August. Originally released by Soleil, Titan’s release of Issue #1 boasts a Walt Simonson cover, and the series features art by Looky and Olivier Thill. We’ve got your first look at that interior art below.
Morvan, also known as Jean-David Morvan, has a string of European comic credits to his name, which include a Wolverine story for Panini Press from 2006, Wolverine: Saudade, that Marvel translated and re-released in 2008.
According to Titan, Hercules: Wrath of the Heavens offers a futuristic take on the twelve labors of Hercules mythos, in which Hercules seeks to atone for the murder of his family by performing a series of seemingly impossible tasks. As with the original Greek myth, Wrath of the Heavens sees the titular anti-hero first take on the Nemean Lion. This being a science-fiction comic, though, Nemea takes up an entire planet as opposed to the small settlement.
War rages across the galactic frontier. Hercules, half-human, half-god super-soldier, faces his greatest enemy – his own demons – in a bid for truth and redemption.
Simonson’s cover seems to depict Hercules battling a cybernetic lion sporting armor that would make He-Man’s Battle Cat even greener with envy. Issue #1 (of 5) hits the stands and digital devices on August 16. To get a taste of what you can expect, check out our exclusive interior art reveal and covers: