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Comic Book Bin Gives Hercules: The Knives of Kush #5 an A-

THE LOWDOWN: It could be said that writer Steve Moore has converted the demigod of Greek myth, Hercules (Heracles), into the sword and sorcery Conan the Barbarian. Hercules: The Knives of Kush reads and looks like Marvel Comics long-running Conan comic books, and this series’ concluding issue does offer plenty of clubs-bashing-heads and sword-in-torso.

The treat is that the second half of issue five offers an aftermath that is some cold-blooded mess. The art team of Cris Bolson, Manuel Silva, and Leonardo Silva and colorists Doug Sirois and Cliff Cramp are adept at depicting the bloody mayhem of battle. They are even better at visualizing the story of what happens after war – when political scores are settled and gruesome death penalties are handed down.”

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