See Article History Alternative Titles: When Heracles grew up, he had to serve Eurystheus and also suffer the vengeful persecution of Hera; his first exploit was the strangling of two serpents that she had sent to kill him in his cradle. Photograph by Christopher Hu.
Hercules debuted in Avengers 10 Nov. Hercules became a regular guest star in the title Thor, appearing in issue March The character guest-starred in Tales To Astonish 79 Mayand his deadlocked battle with the Hulkas told by Lee, Kirby, and Bill Everetthas come to be regarded as a classic.
Hercules being a beloved hero and pampered celebrity, while the Hulk is a hated and feared fugitive. The character teamed up with the Avengers in issue 38 Marchbut was not yet an official member; he was merely a guest of the Avengers during his banishment from Olympus.
Hercules also guest starred in Marvel Team-Up 28 Dec. Hercules starred in two limited series by writer-artist Bob Laytonwith both set in an alternate universe. A 24th century version of Hercules starred in Hercules 1 - 4 Sep. Hercules remained a constant guest star in both Thor and the Avengers, playing a significant role in the "Avengers Under Siege" storyline in Avengers - Aug.
The story lead directly into the "Assault on Olympus" storyline in Avengers - July — Nov.
The character starred in the self-titled limited series Hercules vol. Blood Oath 1 - 6 Nov. At the conclusion of the " World War Hulk " storyline, Hercules received a self-titled publication when Marvel changed the name of the third volume of the Incredible Hulk series to The Incredible Herculeseffective as of issue Feb.
Fall of an Avenger March - April The mini-series is scheduled to lead into the relaunched new title, Prince of Power 1 Mayalso written by Pak and Van Lente. Pluto opts to void the contract rather than accept the destruction of his realm. After dealing with a disruption in New York City caused by the Olympian Aresthe Avengers travel to Olympus and free both Hercules and the Olympian gods who have been turned to crystal by Ares using the Ebony sword.
Although killed in battle, Hercules and many of the Avengers are resurrected by the entity before dying. Courtesy of a paid pawn, Hercules is drugged at a bar in order to incapacitate him.
Hercules, however, manages to return to Avengers Mansion and singlehandedly engages the Masters of Evil, being eventually beaten unconscious by GoliathMister Hydeand the Wrecking Crew.
Although the Masters of Evil are defeated, Hercules remains in a coma as a result of his injuries. He hears from his son that the Avengers are not at fault.
After that Zeus decides to ban the Olympians from Earth. Hercules discovers that Madison was actually a construct created by Zeus to lure out Hera, and attacks his father. Hercules finds and attacks Josten until former Avenger Hawkeye now leader of the Thunderbolts convinces him to stop, although at the cost of their friendship.
Despite opposition from villains such as the Abomination ; the organization HYDRAand awkward tasks such as retrieving the shield of Captain AmericaHercules is successful. Hercules is also forgiven by former wife Megarawho Hercules accidentally killed together with his children - a deception revealed by a humbled Hera.
In the flashback the team mistakenly attack the Hulkwith the delay almost killing a gravely ill Jennifer Walters.
Hercules and former Champions teammate Angel reconcile with the Hulk. After being driven mad by the venom and embarking on a destructive rampage, Hercules is eventually stopped by former Champions teammate the Black Widow who also neutralizes Cho when he attacks spy organization S. Hercules is made leader of the team, as the representative of the Western Gods.
Hera and Pluto take advantage of the chaos and an absent Zeus to attempt to kill Hercules and Athena. During a humorous series of events, Hercules is forced to disguise himself as Thor and eventually marry Alflyse, the Queen of the Dark Elves. When Pym requests that Loki join the team, Hercules and the others lose faith in him as a leader and quit.
Athena appears after the fight, but instead of coming to help she seemingly destroys the Continuum universe with Hercules still inside. She explains that he had to die so that Amadeus Cho could replace him as the new "Prince of Power".
Athena appoints Amadeus as the new leader of the Olympus Group. Cho tells Athena he intends to use all their resources to find Hercules and bring him back. Amadeus then embarks on a quest to gain the power of a god, competing against Vali Halfling and the Pantheon and teaming up with Thor.
Once Cho becomes a god and attains omniscience, he realizes that he is inadequate to wield such power. First he returns Hercules to Earth, then transfers all his new powers into him. He then destroys the afterlives of all the cultures of the world, freeing the dead to walk the Earth.The mythology of ancient Greece was filled with great heroes who slew monsters, battled whole armies, and loved (and lost) beautiful women.
The full stories often reveal Hercules, Achilles, Perseus and others to be imperfect characters but their names have lived on for millennia. Hercules of Ancient Greece and the Modern Male Hero PAGES 3.
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