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Religion: Greco-Roman deity; Cult of Hades
Alter Ego: Hades
Other Names: Hayden P. Hellman; Mr. Pluto; Link; Aidoneus; Dis
Classification: villain hero deity
Publisher(s): Portal Comics
First Appearance: Red Raven Comics #1 (Aug. 1940): "Mercury in the 20th Century"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (modern Marvel) Thor (vol. 1) #127 (Apr. 1966): "The Hammer and the Holocaust!"
NOTE: This is our current best assessment of the first appearance of this character, but this has been flagged in our database as uncertain.
Creators: Martin A. Burstein, Jack Kirby
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 148
Comic Book Appearances: 44
TV, Film Appearances: 96
Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 8
Teams/Affiliations: League of Avengers; Olympus Group
Enemy of: Thor, Hercules, The Stranger, Bounty, The Champions, The Avengers
Note: god of Death
Pluto was once a movie producer for Stardust Studios.
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.
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