Avengers (1963 1st Series) 349
The Gatherers Saga: Part 4 of 18 - "Death Wager" Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Steve Epting. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Steve Epting and Tom Palmer. In an act of benevolence, Hercules, Crystal, and Thor visit a local children's hospital to raise the spirits of its young patients! However in a simultaneous act of malevolence, two of Hercules' rival gods make plans to ruin the happy day! Ares and Hera descend on New York City to extract their revenge on the Son of Zeus! And while the Prince of Power entertains the children, Ares possesses the body of Thor and attacks! Hercules is stunned by the rage of his friend Eric Masterson! But to protect Crystal, the nurses, and the youngsters nearby, the Lion of Olympus roars into battle against the god of thunder! Will the Avengers realize what's happening before anyone gets hurt? First appearance of Taylor Madison. Avengers Lineup: Black Knight, Black Widow, Crystal, Hercules, Thor, and the Vision. (Note: Ares and Hera previously appeared in Avengers 285.) 32 pages
NOTE: The Gatherers Saga continues in Avengers (1963-1996 1st Series) #355.
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