Let me tell you a tale. It started on a dark and stormy night. I call this “Hercules travels through time”!
The first day with my new comrades was going well. Ion, the man-rock from a distant star was concerning himself with many flash lights. The purpose of these lights seemed to tell if trouble was afoot in the island City Hercules now called home. Anomaly was no where to be seen, but this was normal for the mystic specter. Jetstream was polishing his armor. A strange contraption that allowed him to fly like a harpie, but with much more fire and noise. And Orion, my strange alien friend, forever trapped in his armor, was trying to explain to me that his strange gestures and poses in battle were actually useful somehow! Captain Tomorrow, a strange man who was also trying to convince me that he was from another time in space. While doing so, his weapon seemed to discharge making my breakfast of steak, lamb and sheep’s stomach disappear!
One of the lights had Ion call the team to the front of the headquarters, but alas no battle would be immediately had. Some strangely dressed men, whom the Captain insisted were from another time like himself. I felt uneasy, as did Anomaly, about these intruders but after some talking they disappeared from whence they came.
But luckily, these strange folk were followed! A man with many weapons of strange make appeared. “HAVE AT THEE” I cried as battle was joined.
The villain didn’t come alone! A strange witch of Pluto himself cast a magical webbing upon me, but it was no match for the strength of Hercules, Slayer of the Giant King Gnarpamph! Two twins, seemingly children but shown by Ion to be golems covered in a mans flesh, joined the fray throwing beams of light!
I battled with the weapon man until the witch turned into a gargoyle and set upon me with teeth and claw! She transported me to the River of Styx where I handily destroyed the dead that dared rise to battle the Son of Zeus.
As I returned I saw that Ion had dispatched the golems and Anomaly and Jetstream had defeated both the remaining villains with fist and magic energies. Orion tried to later convince me that his strange hand gestures had in someway turned the tide of battle, but I had seen him trying to poke the witch. His “fighting” left much to be desired, but I offered my friend lessons in battle. An offer not made lightly as once the King of Thebes offered me a vast treasure for such lessons, but that is another story.
The Tomorrow man spoke then of Abbey, one of our valiant heroes of this world that constantly contained a fiend of Pluto within herself. She did this to keep the creature from wrecking havoc upon the world. Truly a brave and noble heroine. The future men wanted her to release this creature, so we traveled to a place called “Georgia” to find her.
While there we met with more tomorrow men, but handily defeated them and entered a mystic doorway that transported us to another place in the universe. This strange place was full of docile automations. We proceeded to try and find our friend, but here seconds seemed like days. Minutes like years and hours like centuries! On and On we walked until the very nerve of Hercules, Strongest Mortal in the World, was set on edge. We traveled this strange place with nary a villain in sight. It seemed the creation of this world was for one purpose. To drain the fighting spirit of all who dared set forth through it’s doors. Verily I say that I would happily face the Hydra once again than set forth in such a place.
After what seemed to be an eon we found the villain whom had trapped Abbey. A man called Doctor Chronos. I set upon him immediately and my punch rocketed him across the room. Seemingly defeated by my blow, he started offering praise and wisdom to the heroes.
I warned my friends to not be taken in by his sweet words. A villain is not to be trusted as I found out once in a story I call “Hercules and the Queen of the Amazons”. But alas, they trusted in his words until he called forth energies to trap our heroes. All withstood his trap, except friend Orion, and the Doctor of Time ran into another room. Another trap was called down, a giant disk of death that threatened to crush our heroes. Also a giant golem came forth. The disk of death overcame even my might, but the mystic energy of Anomaly turned the tables and crushed the golem with the giant disk.
Ion broke down the doors of where the Chronos had fled and again I set upon him. This time breaking bones and tearing sinew with my blow. Defeated we saved Abbey and returned to the future. But even the Doctor was tricked as this Abbey seemed to be another golem of metal covered with flesh. Only friend Ion saw through this illusion and again we went off in time and space.
We entered a new place of time, where the Captain claimed he was from. To the very heart of the enemy we speed and instantly was beset by these future villains.
After a mighty blow, one villain had a strange slug attached to his skull. This was a tool used by Daxx the Destroyer called Orion as his fury doubled! Although his fury admittedly seemed to have no outlet as still he continued to make strange hand gestures, never even touching a foe.
Foe after foe fell to our onslaught. They brought forth their champion, a man whom could hit a person without lifting a finger. But the heroes beat him down and the last we saw of him was when I threw him through part of the building.
Downwards the team ran. I finished off their champion while the team fought Daxx’s minions. As I arrived downstairs I saw a sight of sights. Anomaly had disappeared. Jetstream was flying into a larger room. Ion had one of the blue skinned villains in his gooey grasp. One foe had been set on fire. How still seems a mystery but Orion swears he had something to do with it.
Into the next room, the image of Daxx himself spoke. The coward would not face us himself. Anomaly had freed Abbey from the bindings of mystical light that bound her. Two blue skinned giants appeared and again the heroes fought as one!
Jetstream rocketed across the room leaving battered bodies and brimstone in his wake. Anomaly struck from the shadows, casting magic forces that ravaged flesh and bone. Ion’s strange substance, the very stuff at his core, wrecked afflictions upon the foes. And I, Hercules Son of Zeus, hammered the giants with blows that break down the door of the Netherworld itself.
Abbey was saved, the foes vanquished and our heroes returned to our own time. Unfortunately, Captain Tomorrow lost his metal time Chariot, but Orion convinced me to not speak of it here.
The blue skinned Daxx swore vengeance upon our heroes, and little did we know the truth of his words. But that is another story!
That is all well and good, but does not accurately tell the tale of the grand adventure in space. Let me regale you with the real tale. I call it “Hercules best day since arriving in the modern world”.
It was a dark and stormy night, and vile beings from another world came to earth to test their might versus the earth’s mightiest heroes!
First the knaves decided to cut off the island from the rest of the world by destroying it’s bridges. Our heroes, myself the Immortal Hercules and son of Zeus, the earth bending anomaly, the valiant man of space goo Ion and the red heroine with speed of Hermes himself named Flo, set out to defend the main bridge used my mortals.
The villains threw at us such horrors as which you have never before seen! Flying craft of metal that spewed mystic energy! Creatures of metal larger than a Cyclops! And blue skinned villains that fired space fire from their instruments called “space guns”.
It was an incredible battle! Ion battled the flying metal chariots destroying one after another, Flo removed vile devices attached to the bridge, Anomaly defeated all the blue skinned knaves and myself, Hercules the Son of Zeus, battled the metal giants and destroyed them all.
Then the villains threw at us flying cities larger than Athens itself! Undaunted our heroes split up to battle this new danger to the world.
Ion showed his mighty strength and hurled flow towards one of the flying metal cities and flew on following her to battle!
Anomaly took Hercules flying with his mystic powers to battle the other craft from space. This one carried a giant idol of their master.
Their intent was clear. To rob the modern world of their symbol, a colossal lady of liberty given to the America from a country across the sea. This our heroes could not..NAY! Would not allow!
As Anomaly and Hercules grew closer to the craft, it spewed from it’s underside more metal men larger than the ones before. Anomaly used his mystic power to sling myself, Hercules the Slayer of the Nemdian Lion, towards one. Undaunted he began to destroy the other.
As I met the second metal man in battle I saw the mechanism that sought to rob the America of it’s metal Lady Liberty. Using the colossi, I jumped towards the metal creation. As I met it singing the songs of battle, it could not withstand the might of Hercules and exploded in a mass of fire and metal.
Anomaly used his most mighty of magics to rend huge chunks of the metal city craft apart but I saw that only finding the wheel house could we down this strange ship of the stars. Anomaly joined myself, Hercules strongest mortal alive, and battled legions of the blue skinned villains. Finally we reached the wheelhouse and found that Flo and Ion had dispatched their ship as well. Mighty must the battle have been to rid the city craft of it’s populous crew without damaging the ship itself!
Flo showed her might and piloted both vessels at once! A feat that took the aliens scores upon scores to accomplish! Ion safely plucked us from our doomed vessel and took us to the other city craft as we entered space! His lifesaving goo covering our Heroes with life sustaining gloop.
Flo used the damaged vessel to destroy another city ship as it flew up from the moon. Then we landed where the villains had magically prepared a arena for battle upon the moon itself!
The villainous group known as the “Fearsome Four” were no match for our heroes. Hercules, the Hero of Greece, easily bested the man rock volcano man. Flo showed her speed was unrivaled as she bested the foul Bluestreak. Anomaly laughed at a water witches powers and Ion easily bested the Bronze Bomber, a man covered in a metal golem.
But these were mere minions. Their master, a black skinned boasting being, emerged and set upon our heroes with the force of Hades himself!
Our heroes battled, swearing to best this agent of evil! Flo’s speed was unmatched, a blur of red that streaked through battle. Ion protected Flo with a shield of goo and metal and used the strange energy that powers him to afflict the strange creature. Anomaly used magic that could tear apart a minotaur and showed the heroes a slim chance to win the battle as he used his powers to blind and stun the foe! Hercules, the slayer of the man-eating Stymphalian birds, struck the villain with blows that would level a mountain over and over again.
Together our heroes triumphed, showing all vile creatures, of Earth and beyond, that the heroes of Earth would never succumb to evil. That evils slimy seeds of destruction will never be planted in the Earths fertile soil. That Good will always win in any contest over the weak nature of those given to evil’s embrace.
So goes the tale of Hercules and friends. Take heed to these words and remember wherever evil shows itself, the forces of Good will be there to Battle!
Then, Flo was called upon to lead a team of three new guys (Ion, Hercules, Anomaly) as part of an all-planet alert to defend against a full-blown invasion of New York City from the forces of Daxx The Destroyer.
One Daxxonian warship went to the moon, and setup a base there, with the intention of threatening to crash the moon into the Earth unless humanity surrendered. To keep us from stopping them, the forces of Daxx were under command of Krang of Mercury. (Krang was apparently a “warlord of Mars” and had been exiled alone to Mercury, until Daxx retrieved him; the bargain appeared to be that if Krang conquered Earth for Daxx, then Daxx would help Krang return and conquer Mars.) To make matters worse, the Fearsome Foursome had been recruited to give Krang a hand and to stop our interfering, etc.
First though, two Daxx warships were attempting to steal the Statue of Liberty and replace it with a huge statue of Daxx. After rescuing the Brooklyn Bridge, we managed to stop the theft of Lady Liberty (albeit she got picked up and turned around, and now faces New Jersey!) and took one of the two ships into space to battle the other. The third ship (from the moon) approached, and there was cataclysmic battle, ending with us crash-landing the last (nearly destroyed) ship on the moon near the new Daxxonian base. On entering the base, we fought and defeated the Fearsome Four, after which Krang nearly cleaned our clocks, but by a slim chance we managed to get him stunned enough that our overwhelming attacks knocked him out. (We returned him to Mercury, and his exile.)
Captain Tomorrow’s arch-nemesis, a renegade agent of the TEA (Time Enforcement Agency) from the year 9999, his goals are unknown — but it is suspected that if he succeeds, then the Justice Legion will vanish from all future timelines.
Briefly, the secret council of the Illuminati held trial over Sargon the Great, in an attempt to force him to pay back dues and other penalties.
Jetstream and Orion (with Captain Tomorrow in support role) led a new team made up of Ion, Hercules and Anomaly, when the Time Enforcement Agency (TEA, the people responsible for sending Captain Tomorrow back to our era) determine that there is so much danger from the events of our timeline that it must be “pruned.” The nominal cause is apparently Belle (Abbey), who’s inner demon is supposed to get loose in the future and destroy all of civilization. After battling some cross-dimensional bounty hunters (robots, a gunslinger and a veritable handmaiden of Pluto!), we tracked Abbey down to her farm only to discover her already taken by the TEA.
It turns out that the “TEA agents” that took her were working for Dr. Chronos, and with a little help from Captain Tomorrow, our heroes followed the trail through to a clockwork dimension that was the evil villain’s lair. Upon encountering him, he nearly talked us out of treating him like a badguy, but when we forced him to release Abbey, he attacked. We defeated him, and rescued her, only “she” turned out to be robot duplicate. Apparently, Daxx the Destroyer had been using his Daxxonian Hypno-Slugs to control the TEA agency (in the year 9999) all along! Once we skipped through time to that era, we were able to confront and defeat the TEA and various minions of Daxx (including two of the Royal Guard), and rescue the real Abbey.
With Daxx’s influence removed, and Dr. Chronos’ traitorous agents exposed, our timeline is safe once more.