The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Greco-Roman deity CBR Scale: D

Name: Ares

Other Names: Mars; John Aaron

Classification: villain villain   hero hero   deity deity  

Publisher(s): DC Marvel

First Appearance: Wonder Woman (vol. 1) #1 (Summer 1942): "The Origin of Wonder Woman"

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

Creators: William Moulton Marston, Harry G. Peter

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

Number of Appearances: 440

   Comic Book Appearances: 355

   TV, Film Appearances: 82

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 3

Teams/Affiliations: Dark Avengers; The Avengers; Warhawks (leader)

Nation: Greece

Birth Place: Olympus

Race: white, Olympian

Gender: male

Note: god of war; Gods of Olympus

Ares is the Greco-Roman god of war. Ares is a prominent character in both the Marvel and DC universes. We have combined the records for Ares in both universes here.

In DC Comics, Ares is a mentor to Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark). He has been a frequent enemy of Wonder Woman and has recently taken to calling himself the "god of conflict," in recognition of the fact that general conflict is more commonplace in today's world than all-out war.

This character is in the following 79 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1 (Jan. 2009): "Part One"
The Amazing Spider-Man
Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (Jan. 2010) (1-panel cameo)
Asterisco (2002)
The Avengers
Avengers Assemble (vol. 1) #1 (July 2010)
Avengers: The Initiative
Captain America (vol. 5) #48 (May 2009): "Old Friends and Enemies: Part 3" (1-panel cameo)
Captain America: Reborn
The Champions
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Dark Avengers
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (Nov. 2009): "Utopia: Conclusion"
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1"
Dark Reign Files #1 (Apr. 2009)
Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1 (Nov. 2009)
Dark Reign: Young Avengers #2 (Aug. 2009): "Young Masters: Part Two" (photo/picture/video)
Dark Wolverine
Dark X-Men
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2 (Sep. 2009): "The Temptation of Cloak and Dagger" (photo/picture/video)
Exiles (vol. 1) #10 (Apr. 2002): "A World Apart: Part 3"
Genesis #4 (Oct. 1997): "Last God Standing"
Hercules: Twilight of a God #4 (Nov. 2010): "The End" (cameo)
Hulk Smash Avengers #5 (July 2012): "The Conversation"
The Irredeemable Ant-Man #7 (June 2007): "Uninvited"
Ms. Marvel
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)
The New Avengers
The New Avengers 100 Project (May 2011)
New Mutants (vol. 3) #5 (Nov. 2009): "Debrief" (mentioned)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #8 (Apr. 1959): "Queen for a Day!" (someone disguised or dressed as)
Teen Titans / Outsiders Secret Files 2003 (Dec. 2003): "A Day After" (cameo)
The Torch #1 (Nov. 2009) (photo/picture/video)
Uncanny X-Men
Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1 (Nov. 2009): "Shock and Awe: Chapter 1: The White Knight" (photo/video (2 panels))
Wonder Woman (vol. 1) #1 (Summer 1942): "The Origin of Wonder Woman"
X-Men: Legacy

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