Dark Avengers Ares (2009) comic books
Written by KIERON GILLEN. Cover by CARY NORD. Art by MANUEL GARCIA, STEFANO GAUDIANO & MARK PENNINGTON. Ares - the God of War! His relentless brutality and his bloodthirsty drive to attain victory at any cost earned him only scorn from his fellow gods in the Greek pantheon, and exile from Olympus. After thousands of years living as a man and fighting in man's bloody, petty conflicts, Ares joined the ranks of Earth's mightiest heroes - the Avengers. Now Norman Osborn - the new head of the corrupted Dark Avengers and director of the paramilitary intelligence agency H.A.M.M.E.R. - wants the finest fighting force the God of War can provide. He charges Ares with hand-picking an elite squad of soldiers and beating them into the hardest, sharpest warriors ever to wield an M-60 in each hand. And that's exactly what Ares will need, when the goddess Hera provides him with a fighting chance to regain his standing in the pantheon's eyes. And Ares is taking his men with him into the battle of their lives... 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.99.
Written by KIERON GILLEN. Art by MANUEL GARCIA. Cover by BILLY TAN. The mission becomes personal - and the stakes get real! Ares gets the opportunity to right one of the great wrongs of his past...and he takes his hand-picked squad of elite troops along for a training exercise. But can even the hardest and sharpest of Norman Osborn's crack H.A.M.M.E.R. troops handle themselves in a battle among gods? Watch a pack of grunts dropped into a clash of the titans, in the explosive new mini-series by Kieron Gillen (BETA RAY BILL: GODHUNTER) and Manuel García (SPIDER-MAN: BREAKOUT)! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.99.
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Manuel Garcia. Cover by Ed McGuiness. Ares and his men enter a suicide standoff! The God of War exposed his hand-picked H.A.M.M.E.R. cadets to intensive, real-world training in the field...by going up against a dark and deadly force from his distant past. But Ares got a deadly heap more than he bargained for, and his trainees are about to get schooled the hard way! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.99.