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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

THE AVENGERS #285 (1987) "Twilight of the Gods!" Part 5 of 5

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• PLOT SUMMARY: Script by Roger Stern. Art by John Buscema and Tom Palmer. The senses-shattering slugfest rages on! The Avengers have knocked out the other Olympians and now turn their full attention to the King of Olympus…Zeus himself! Can the Lord of the Lightning withstand the combined might of the Sub-Mariner, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk, Black Knight, and Thor? Surprisingly the mighty Zeus begins to waver under the onslaught from the five powerful avengers and the mystic enchantment of the knight's ebony blade! Unbelievable! Could the Lord of Olympus actually fall in battle to mortal men and women? However, the Son of Cronus and Rhea hasn't ruled Olympus for eons, because he was a lightweight! And even when Hercules joins the fight, Zeus will not yield! Can anyone or anything break the stalemate? It's a truly momentous outcome for the pantheon of Olympus! Cameo appearances by Apollo, Ares, Athena, Dionysus, Hera, Hermes, Neptune, Prometheus, and Marrina.
 Notes: This five-part story blends magnificently with the classic Greek mythology. This issue completes Roger Stern's outstanding 5-year run as the writer of the Avengers series.
• Cover art by John Buscema

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