Hercules (Charlton)

 HERV   (Charlton, 1967-1968)

™ and ©1967 Charlton Publications, Inc.

This Charlton title features the mythological Greek god Hercules and the twelve tasks he was commanded to perform to enter Olympus.

Hercules was the son of Zeus and a mortal woman, much to the resentment of Zeus’ wife Hera. The art of the lead story was penciled by Sam Glanzman, better known for his work on war comics. A backup feature was Thane of Bagarth, a Prince Valiant/King Arthur-type story written by Steve Skeates and drawn by the up-and-coming Jim Aparo.

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#1

  10/1/1967
  $0.12
  $63.00
2 copies available from $3.27
Thane of Bagarth by Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo; Sell-through 46.6%, according to Charlton filesSteve SkeatesJim Aparo, Sam Glanzman

#2

  12/1/1967
  $0.12
  $24.00
2 copies available from $3.23
Thane of Bagarth by Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo; Sell-through 40.3%, according to Charlton files  

#3

  2/1/1968
  $0.12
  $26.00
2 copies available from $5.25
Sell-through 36.1%, according to Charlton files  

#4

  6/1/1968
  $0.12
  $25.00
1 copy available for $11.00
Sell-through 37.6%, according to Charlton files  

#5

  7/1/1968
  $0.12
  $23.00
1 copy available for $11.00
Sell-through 33.5%, according to Charlton filesDenny O’Neil, Steve SkeatesSam Glanzman, Jim Aparo

#6

  9/1/1968
  $0.12
  $13.50
3 copies available from $1.78
Sell-through 35.5%, according to Charlton files  

#7

  11/1/1968
  $0.12
  $28.00
1 copy available for $4.54
   

#8

  12/1/1968
  $0.12
  $22.00
No copies available
Thane of Bagarth by Steve Skeates and Jim Aparo; Sell-through 47%, according to Charlton filesJoe Gill, Steve SkeatesJim Aparo, Sam Glanzman

#8 Variation A

  12/1/1968
  $0.35
  $10.00
No copies available
Low distribution  

#9

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $8.00
2 copies available from $0.58
Sell-through 31.4%, according to Charlton files  

#10

  4/1/1969
  $0.12
  $89.00
1 copy available for $15.35
Sell-through 36.0%, according to Charlton files  

#10 (2nd printing)

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $6.50
1 copy available for $1.99
Modern Comics reprintJoe KubertSam Blanzman

#11

  5/1/1969
  $0.12
  $27.00
1 copy available for $21.05
Sell-through 32.9%, according to Charlton filesJoe Gill, Steve SkeatesSam Glanzman, Sanho Kim

#11 (2nd printing)

  5/1/1969
  $0.35
  $10.00
6 copies available from $0.80
Modern Comics reprintJoe GillSam Glanzman

#12

  7/1/1969
  $0.12
  $28.00
1 copy available for $7.00
Sell-through 28%, according to Charlton files  

#13

  9/1/1969
  $0.15
  $310.00
3 copies available from $10.00
Final IssueJoe Gill, Steve SkeatesSam Glanzman, Sanho Kim