The Religious Affiliation of

Religion: Greco-Roman deity CBR Scale: M

Name: Achilles

Other Names: Achilles I

Classification: hero hero   deity deity  

Publisher(s): Dynamite Entertainment Marvel

First Appearance: Thor Annual #8 (Nov. 1979): "Thunder Over Troy!"

Creators: Roy Thomas, John Buscema, Tony DeZuniga

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

Number of Appearances: 5

Nation: Greece

Gender: male

Son of Peleus and Thetis, great-grandson of Zeus, granted invulnerability by exposure to the waters of the river Styx, except his heel by which his mother held him.

The Greco-Roman Olympian hero Achilles first appeared in Marvel Comics in Thor Annual #8 (1979). He later was featured prominently in the Ares limited series, in issues 3, 4 and 5.

The DC character known as "Achilles" and also known as "The Olympian" appears to have a distinct origin from the classic Greco-Roman Achilles, and thus we are regarding him as a distinct character.


This character is in the following 11 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America
The Iliad (710 B.C.)
Thor Annual #8 (Nov. 1979): "Thunder Over Troy!"
Troy (2004)
The X-Men

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