Title: Demi-God #1
Publisher: IDW Publisher/Ominous Press
Writer: Ron Marz
Artist: Andy Smith
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Cover Artist: Andy Smith; Bart Sears; Jeff Johnson; Bob Layton
Thor use to turn into a man and vice versa by the name Donald Blake. Blake was a doctor that had a walking stick. He slammed it to the ground and was transformed into the Mighty Thor. This is not that story, sort of. Confused yet? Take that same concept and apply it to Hercules. Obviously not Marvel’s Hercules, but this new Hercules. His alter-ego is Jason McAndros. Jason works at a sports bar called Sluggers. Like any hero, Jason likes a girl that makes this story interesting in an abusive ex-boyfriend sort of way. Sluggers is attacked by a monster which I won’t give away. Jason’s stick in this story is also special. The story is very tongue in cheek. The Demi-God also does his best to narrate his portion of the story and breaking the 4th wall. Jason is “the blood” which will probably make sense later. The book is beginning to create a new sense of the Olympic Gods. Demi-God is fun book that an interesting take on an old concept. It’s applied to a more geeky time. Its an interesting twist on an idea we’ve seen before, but it keeps it just fresh enough to hold our interest and see where it takes Hercules next.