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in: Comics, 1987, 1987, July Copper-Age, Avengers Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, John Buscema/Cover Artist, Tom Palmer/Cover Artist, Roger Stern/Writer, John Buscema/Penciler, Tom Palmer/Inker, John Wellington/Colourist, Gaspar Saladino/Letterer, Mark Gruenwald/Editor, Zeus Panhellenios (Earth-616)/Quotes, Avengers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Dane Whitman (Earth-616)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Monica Rambeau (Earth-616)/Appearances, Anthony Druid (Earth-616)/Appearances, Jennifer Walters (Earth-616)/Appearances, Thor Odinson (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hercules (Earth-616)/Appearances, Dionysus Acratophorus (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hermes Diaktoros (Earth-616)/Appearances, Hephaestus Aetnaeus (Earth-616)/Appearances, Artemis (Olympian) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ares (Earth-616)/Appearances, Zeus Panhellenios (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, New York/Appearances, Mount Olympus/Appearances, Mjolnir/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Ebony Blade/Appearances

Avengers Vol 1 281


Avengers Vol 1 281

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Quote1 Know ye, Avengers, that you shall pay for the calamity which has claimed my son! You shall be punished! ...And the punishment shall be DEATH BY TORMENT!! Such is the will of ZEUS!! Quote2
-- Zeus

Appearing in "By Gods Betrayed!"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Nurse Richards




Synopsis for "By Gods Betrayed!"Edit

The Avengers investigate Hercules' disappearance. Thor follows his own godly instincts and makes his way to Olympus where he is attacked. Back on Earth, the Avengers battle Artemis, Dionysus, and Hermes. The Avengers are defeated and taken back to Olympus where an enraged Zeus blames them for his son's comatose state.

  • Hercules is taken from the Newhope Memorial Hospital by the Olympian Gods posing as Thor, where he'd been recovering since being brutally assaulted by six members of the Masters of Evil in Avengers #274.
  • Blaming the Avengers for what happened to Hercules, various Olympian Gods assault and kidnap the team, taking them to Mount Olympus to be judged by Zeus.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • No trivia.

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  1. This issue is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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