Religion: Greco-Roman classical religion
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 deity
First Appearance: All-Star Comics (vol. 1) #8 (Dec.-Jan. 1941): "Introducing Wonder Woman"
First Appearance (additional details): (DC) All-Star Comics (vol. 1) #8 (Dec.-Jan. 1941): "Introducing Wonder Woman"; (Marvel) Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (1965)
Number of appearances: 1,029
Comic book appearances: 759
TV, film appearances: 262
Video game, computer game appearances: 8
Birth place: Thebes, Greece
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.
This character is in the following 183 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #320 (Jan. 1965): "The Three Super-Enemies!"
All-Star Comics (vol. 1) #8 (Dec.-Jan. 1941): "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)
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