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colonel_green ([personal profile] colonel_green) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-04-21 02:29 pm

The Immortals



Four scans apiece from Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #2 and Sif #1.

 

In Fall of an Avenger, Athena and Apollo's champions (plus the champions of their allies) duke it out; Athena's people win, but both sides are annoyed by the bosses.  Amadeus gets the help of Phobos to force Pluto to let him into Hades (by threatening Pluto with sickeningly cute visions):




Next day at Olympus Group, Athena finds that Amadeus has taken the job as CEO, and that he plans to use the Group's resources to try to find Hercules.

Meanwhile, in the second story, Venus and Namora continue their world tour of Hercules' holdings, and come across the Lethe Children's Hospital, which, it turns out, is an orphanage/hospital for the children of monsters.  The hospital head explains the history of the place.



They obviously don't make any money doing this.  They then visit the hospital ward, where all the terminally ill monster-kids live:



Venus decides to fudge the books on this place, and says she'll visit with the kids in his place, since she's immortal too.

Over in the one-shot Sif, written by Matt Fraction's wife Kelly DeConnick (also a writer/translator, apparently), Sif gets a visit from Beta Ray Bill and his new girlfriend/sole fellow Korbinite, Ti Asha Ra (lucky that the one Korbinite Galactus resurrected turned out to be someone he could get along with - otherwise it would have been like poor Ruebert from that old Dilbert comic strip).  They need someone to help them reclaim their sentient spaceship from pirates who have taken it over and infected it with a bioweapon; Bill was looking for Thor, but Sif volunteers since he's not around.  The villains are a Borg-esque collective who want to unify the whole universe, so their weapon is mind control, conveniently similar to Sif's recent experience with Loki.  Here, she faces off with the head-villain:




She destroys their main generator-thing, and saves the day.

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kirke_novak: (Marvel: Hercules)

Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] kirke_novak 2010-04-21 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG! My own soap box!!! XD

Alas, on contrary to popular belief, Minotaur is not a race but a name of one individual, who got offed by Theseus, therefore, didn't have any children. There weren't many Minotaurs running around, just one. His mom sexed-up a bull, that doesn't happen as often as people suspect but more often then they hope for.
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Hulk/Caiera)

Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] kirke_novak 2010-04-21 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
MU and RL it seems, they were a bunch of perverts. I mean, what animals weren't these poor women boning?
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Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] kaileighblue 2010-04-21 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
And Perseus was born when Zeus came to his mother in a "golden shower."
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Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] kaileighblue 2010-04-21 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Should be "as a golden shower."
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Spidey/JJJ)

Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] kirke_novak 2010-04-21 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Kinks - older than you think.
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Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-04-21 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
To be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a popular belief that the Minotaur was a race (Even Wonder Woman's Ferdinand is noted as being a Kythotaur, since he's not from Minos)

But even then, why does getting killed by Theseus mean he didn't have kids beforehand? He had the Athenian maidens offerings every nine years after all.
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Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] 01d55 2010-04-23 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
It was generally understood that the maidens were killed and eaten.
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Re: Major Greek mythology geek ahoy!

[personal profile] cmdr_zoom 2010-04-22 04:15 am (UTC)(link)
yes, and there's only one Pegasus (which is a proper noun), which does not stop lots of winged horses from existing in the collective imagination.