To Tame A Titan

Avengers #50

Writer: Roy Thomas
Artist: John Buscema
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Featured Issue: Avengers #50

Plot Summary

The Avengers are in disarray after the events in New York last issue and are on the verge of breaking up. Only Wasp’s intervention prevents this catastrophe, instead driving the remaining Avengers to search out Hercules in an attempt to save the team. Unbeknownst to the Avengers, Hercules has been banished to another dimension where is finds himself fighting off a monster as soon as he arrives. Upon destroying the monster, Hercules finds his fellow immortals where Zeus uses his powers to send Hercules back in an attempt to save the gods by defeating Typhon. Back on Earth, Typhon attacks a nearby naval vessel but is prevented from finishing off the ship by the timely arrival of the Avengers. The team is able to keep Typhon busy until the arrival of a furious Hercules. Despite the size difference between the two combatants, Hercules manages to triumph and after restoring the Promethean Flame, the gods are returned to their rightful place and Zeus once again banishes the treacherous Typhon. Afterward, Hercules is invited to join the gods as a reward for his heroics. Although he is torn between his commitment to the Avengers and his desire to return home, Hercules eventually chooses to stay on Olympus among is fellow immortals.





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