I usually devote a bit of time Tuesday to discuss a superhero who died and usually got better. Then I got a request from Jimmy Impossible. He’s been reading along and writing up stuff for the current Secret Wars and while chatting with fellow Gabbing Geek Ryan, it came out that Ryan had no idea who the Molecule Man was.
Marvel Comics has famously mined Norse mythology for a few of its better known superheroes. However, Marvel has also mined Greek myth, using Hercules as a sometime rival, often good friend, of the mighty Thor. And while Wonder Woman has most famously been pitted against the DC version of Ares, the Greek God of War, Marvel hasn’t been shy about using the character either as a foe of his half-brother the Lion of Olympus.
The biggest difference may be Marvel later turned Ares into a good guy. Mostly.