The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Greco-Roman deity CBR Scale: D

Name: Hermes

Other Names: Mercury; Cyllenius

Classification: supporting character supporting character   hero hero   deity deity  

Publisher(s): DC Marvel Portal Comics

First Appearance: Thor (vol. 1) #129 (June 1966): "The Verdict of Zeus!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Vince Colletta

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 7

Teams/Affiliations: League of Avengers

Enemy of: The Avengers, Eternals

Ally: Young Gods

Nation: Greece

Birth Place: Mount Cyllene, Arcadia, Greece

Gender: male

Note: Herald of Zeus; god of commerce, travel and thieves

One of the "Gods of Olympus."

In 2002, Argentinian comic book publisher Portal Comics published a comic book series titled Asterisco. The title character of the series (Asterico, whose real name is Matia) has the power to travel between realities, including travelling to "worlds of fantasy," such as the one in which the traditional Greek gods operated in modern times as super-heroes. Thus, Asterico encountered a team named "Liga de los Vengadores" (or, in English, the "League of Avengers"). This team consisted of Hermes, Poseidon, Hades, Apolo and Helios (god of the sun, the Roman name for whom is Sol). These were not actually new characters, but were intended to be the actual traditional Greek gods, working together in the modern world as a super-hero group, battling the plans of the fellow Greco-Roman deity, Ares. This comic was written by Hernan Botticelli with art by Gabriel Silahan. As far as we know, the Liga de los Vengadores appeared in only one comic (or perhaps one story arc), but reference information about this series is limited.

Hermes Hermes

This character is in the following 12 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Ares #4 (June 2006): "Ares: God of War, Part 4"
Asterisco (2002)
JLA #2 (Feb. 1997): "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (mentioned)
Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #26 (Sep. 1955): "The Runner"
Justice League of America (vol. 2) #6 (Apr. 2007): "The Tornado's Path, Chapter Six: Iron Man" (mentioned)
Red Raven Comics #1 (Aug. 1940): "Mercury in the 20th Century" (lead character)
Tales of Suspense
Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #28 (Mar. 1989): "Jungle Sacrament"

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