Ares (Marvel Comics) - Publication History

Publication History

Ares first appeared in Thor #129, 1966, written by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack Kirby. He would often appear as a villain in both Thor and The Avengers over the next 30 years.

A 5-issue limited series, Ares, written by Michael Avon Oeming and drawn by Travel Foreman, was published in 2006 and focuses on this character. Since the release of the Ares miniseries he has been portrayed as an antihero.

Following the superhero Civil War, Ares was invited to join the official, S.H.I.E.L.D.-sponsored Mighty Avengers, led by Tony Stark, and appeared in that title. He was one of only two members to remain on the team after Norman Osborn took Stark's position, as part of the Dark Reign storyline, and currently appears in Dark Avengers. Ares subsequently starred in a three-issue Dark Avengers: Ares miniseries written by Kieron Gillen. He appeared as a regular character in the Dark Avengers series from issue #1 (March 2009) until the time of his death in the Siege limited series. After the cancellation of Dark Avengers at the end of the Siege storyline he is scheduled to appear in another limited series, Savage Axe of Ares.

During the "Chaos War" storyline, Ares appeared in a one-shot comic titles Chaos War: Ares.

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