Episode 54: 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.

Avengers

Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Wasp

Villains

Typhon

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Episode 53: Mine Is The Power

Avengers #49

Writer: Roy Thomas
Artist: John Buscema
Letterer: Art Simek

Featured Issue: Avengers #49

Plot Summary

As Hercules explores abandoned Olympus in search of answers, he is confronted by the exiled Typhon. Choosing to amuse Hercules, Typhon explains how and why he defeated the gods of Olympus by destroying the eternal Promethean Flame. While Hercules struggles to come to grips with this new reality, the remaining Avengers wonder where their teammate are and throw themselves into various distractions. Elsewhere in the middle of the Atlantic, Magneto, Toad and the missing Avengers arrive at Magneto’s secret island fortress. Although they generally mistrust him, Quicksilver can’t help but listen to him after the mistrust to which he was recently subjected. Willing to give him a chance, the two Avengers escort Magneto to New York so that he can address the UN General Assembly. Unsurprisingly the Master of Magnetism is met with considerable hostility and he attacks the delegates. Only the quick action of the recently arrived Avengers saves the delegates, but during the ensuing battle, Scarlet Witch is wounded and the pair escape with Magneto. Back on Olympus, Typhon attacks Hercules, believing he has had enough time to grieve. Although Hercules manages to defeat the monster that Typhon initially summons, but Hercules is finally banished to a different dimension when Typhon decides he is done playing with Hercules.

Avengers

Goliath
Hawkeye
Hercules
Quicksilver
Scarlet Witch
Wasp

Villains

Magneto
Toad
Typhon