Captain America! Thor! Namor! Hercules! Black Knight! She-Hulk! Captain Marvel! Dr. Druid! Wasp! See the Avengers storm the very gates of Olympus to battle an entire pantheon of all-powerful gods! Do our heroes stand a chance? Plus: from the Thunderbolts, Moonstone! And Jarvis stands alone!
COLLECTING: Avengers #278-285 -- written by Roger Stern and illustrated by John Buscema and Tom Palmer; includes an additional story written by Bob Harras and illustrated by Bob Hall and Kyle Baker.
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Veteran writer and editor Roger Stern wrote well-received runs of Amazing Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, among other titles. During his ASM run, he introduced Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), the Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley) and other major Marvel figures. He also helped launch West Coast Avengers, just one of his contributions to that franchise; others include a long stint as monthly writer and work on multiple miniseries: Avengers Forever, Avengers Infinity, Avengers Two and X-Men vs. Avengers -- plus runs on Captain America, Iron Man and Thor. His graphic novel Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment provided major developments for Marvel's most prominent super villain. At DC, Stern was a core Superman writer in the post-Crisis era, best known for his role in one of comics' most shocking events: the 1992 "Death of Superman" saga. In addition to stints on most Superman titles of the time, he also contributed to the Green Lantern and Legion of Super-Heroes franchises. His later work includes scripts for European publishers Egmont and Panini UK, as well as Dynamite Entertainment. He has written three Superman novels.
Though known primarily for his long career as one of Marvel's most prolific pencilers from the late '60s through the early '90s, John Buscema provided pages for various Timely comics as early as 1948. After Timely/Atlas sent most freelancers chasing down new art assignments, Buscema left the comics scene to work in advertising. Whe he finally returned to comics, however, he did so with a vengeance. Stan Lee recruited Buscema away from advertising and quickly enscounced him in the upper ranks of Marvel artists.. Picking up where Avengers mainstay Don Heck left off, "Big John" settled into a long run of his own showcasing the exploits of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. The highly anticipated Silver Surfer series launched with John at the helm, and top-shelf titles like Fantastic Four and Thor were entrusted to his care after Jack Kirby left Marvel for DC. Buscema's bold, muscular attack commanded the comic-book page with realistic figure work that represented the next evolutionary step in post-Kirby Marvel Comics style. His respect within Marvel as an artist's artist was of such renown he literally wrote a book on it: How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, the industry's seminal "How-to" book. Buscema worked steadily from the '70s through the '90s on nearly every title in the Marvel stable -- including his personal favorite, Conan the Barbarian. He retired from regular work in 1996, but returned periodically to the comics scene until his death in 2002. Years later, his legacy as one of comicdom's finest draftsmen has never been stronger.
Having worked as penciler and colorist, Tom Palmer is best known as an inker, a field he entered during the 1960s. His work was an integral part of many classic runs as he inked the pencils of Neal Adams on Uncanny X-Men, John Buscema on Avengers and Gene Colan on Daredevil and Tomb of Dracula. He currently provides finishes over John Romita Jr.'s breakdowns on Kick-Ass, among many other projects.
Bob Harras edited several titles,mostly tie-ins such as Micronauts, Rom Spaceknight, Saga of Crystar, and U.S. 1, before becoming chief editor of the X-Men titles during the height of their 1990s popularity. He also wrote for multiple series, including a three-year run on Avengers. Graduating to editor-in-chief, he oversaw well-received runs of Captain America, Daredevil, Deadpool and other titles, as well as the famous/infamous "Clone Sage" in the Spider-Man titles. He subsequently worked as contributing editor at Wildstorm and collected editions editor for DC Comics before being appointed editor-in-chief.
In addition to helping launch West Coast Avengers, Bob Hall also penciled Avengers, Champions, Defenders, Marvel Team-Up, Super-Villain Team-Up and other Marvel titles. He was a major art contributor to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition. At Valiant Comics, he worked on Shadowman and Timewalker.
Artist and cartoonist Kyle Baker was born in Queens, New York City and gained his first comic-book industry experience while a high-school intern at Marvel comics during the early 1980s. Baker emerged as a distinctive cartoonist through The Cowboy Wally Show and his work on Classics Illustrated: Through the Looking Glass, original graphic novel Why I Hate Saturn and graphic novel Birth of a Nation (with Boondocks' Aaron McGruder and Black Panther writer Reginald Hudlin). His work has earned a total of eight Eisner Awards and four Harvey Awards.
"The Avengers are Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the best way to milk them for what they're worth, is to put them against the mightiest threats in believable situations against hopeless odds. In the previous story arc Avengers: Under Siege, [Roger] Stern was able to do that, by putting them up against a horde of Earth born powerhouses that dealt the team a severe blow. In this follow up, Avengers: Assault on Olympus, Stern does that again with amazing results. This is another excellent story arc that belongs in just about any comic fans collection." -- epinions.com
"Another great Stern/Buscema/Palmer era collected edition." -- Kris Shaw
"The end of era. But what a great story to go out on." -- berkeleyplaceblog.com
"After the events of the Under Siege storyline, Hercules is in bad shape. His father, Zeus, blames the Avengers for what happened to Hercules so he brings them to Olympus to face their punishment. Zeus made a major mistake, though--he underestimated the Avengers. Roger Stern wrote and John Buscema and Tom Plamer drew this epic storyline that showed definitively to the Greek gods that these were, indeed, Earth's mightiest heroes. This was also the storyline that was essentially the capper to Stern's Avengers run." -- Brian Cronin
"Roger Stern's swan song on Avengers was another doozy, as the Avengers were kidnapped by the gods of Olympus and deposited in Hades as retribution for the injuries Hercules suffered during the Mansion Siege storyline. Things looked pretty bad, but only because Zeus hadn't yet learned the number one lesson of godhood: don't mess with the Avengers. By the time this ended, half of Olympus was in ruins, and all of comic fandom was left agog at Stern's awesomeness." -- Scott Harris
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