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Hero Material (original Finnish name Sankariainesta) is a webcomic by Rupert Fieth.Archangel Azrael summons together six very different heroes: Detective Noir, a drunk, chain-smoking private detective; King Arthur of Camelot, old and wise heir to the throne; Sarge, grizzled and shell-shocked war veteran; Heracles, the mythical Greek Demigod; Captain Obvious, your friendly neighborhood superhero; andGuitar Hero, a middle-aged junkie rock star. Azrael has a task for our heroes: Ominous dark powers are slowly corrupting the world. So our six heroes must journey to Hell to find out the source of the darkness. But first they would have to learn to get along...Hero Material is notable for that it takes it cliche'd premise and parodies the hell out of it. During their quest to save the world that probably causes more destruction than they manage to preventnone of the characters learn anything or become a better person. At best they just sort of tolerate each other because they have to.The sequel, titled "Hero Material 2", was announced on official HM facebook page in April, 2013, and the first part saw the light of day about a year later in April 25th, 2014.The comic can be found here in English, and for original Finnish version, go here.
When Heracles releases Cerberus, it can be seen chasing one of Azrael's servants and eventually catching him.
Outside Arthur's Castle there are a bunch of cows assembling as a tower in order to climb up the castle wall.
After sitting by the campfire Sarge accidentally sets the photo he's holding on fire without him noticing it. It burns in his hand for couple of panels before he eventually shakes the fire out.
Heracles is seen quoting Hamlet with one of the skulls he has decapitated. Then he collects a few more, starts juggling with them and eventually gets his head stuck inside one. Then he proceeds to scare the crap out of Detective Noir.
Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The group of six heroes. While they're claimed to be the greatest heroes of their times, that still doesn't prevent them to not being able to stand each other.
Red Herring: Captain Obvious gets and idea how help his teammates escape the hordes of Hell. After he ponders his own words "Burden" and "Carry", it seems obvious that his Eureka Moment would lead to using his Super Speed and Super Strength to carry his allies to safety, right? Nope. He hits the ground so hard that the wall that carries the ceiling breaks, causing the roof to collapse on the chasers.
Unusually Uninteresting Sight: When the heroes first arrive at Azrael's Castle, nobody seems to give a second look to Heracles's three-headed dog. Might be justified with King Arthur and Captain Obvious, who both have magical/supernatural home worlds, and with Guitar Hero, who is as high as a kite, but it doesn't explain why Sarge or Detective Guy don't react to him in any way.