Pantheon
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #368 (April 1990)
Created byPeter David
In-story information
Base(s)The Mount
Member(s)Agamemnon
Ajax
Andromeda
Atalanta
Cassiopea
Delphi
Hector
Jason
Paris
Prometheus
Ulysses (Charles)

Pantheon is a fictional organization appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Peter David, the Pantheon first appeared in The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #368 (April 1990), and was a large part of that book's supporting cast from issue #379 (March 1991) to issue #426 (February 1995).[1]

Agamemnon, a half-human and half-Asgardian god, is born immortal. Although he never physically ages beyond the age of 16, the Pantheon are all his descendants.[2] Stationed in the Mount, their headquarters in a Nevada making up for the damage he's done in his Savage Hulk days.[3] The Hulk works with the Pantheon on many rescue and relief missions, the focus of the Pantheon's purpose. In return, several members help the Hulk out with personal missions, which sometimes dovetail into the Pantheon's intended purposes.

For a while, the Hulk even leads the entire Pantheon. Together they endure attacks by the U-Foes,[4] confrontations with X-Factor[5] and a vast space chase when one of the members is kidnapped by a lovesick alien prince. This eventually leads to a confrontation with Agammemnon, who attempts to ensure the long-term survival of his children — none of whom inherited his immortality — by offering the Troyjans the pick of his descendants in exchange for technology to extend their lifespan.[6]

As Agamemnon raises an army of deceased Pantheon members, the Hulk leads the rest of the team against their former leader in their final battle. The Mount is destroyed during a battle between the Pantheon and Agamemnon's cyborgs, the Endless Knights. Agamemnon and Achilles are slain during the battle.[7] Ulysses leaves the group to find Delphi, who had left before the final battle.[8] Paris wants nothing to do with the Hulk, but the rest of the team wants the Hulk to return. The Hulk refuses.[9] Members of the team all have dense skin due to their Asgardian heritage, making them highly resistant to physical damage. They also possess superhuman strength, stamina and durability, a healing factor, and they do not age.

Members

Powers and abilities

All Pantheon members are said to possess some measure of superhuman strength and recuperative abilities, and age considerably slower than normal humans.

In other media

The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga is a video game loosely based on the Pantheon comic book storyline.

References

  1. ^ DeFalco, Tom; Sanderson, Peter; Brevoort, Tom; Teitelbaum, Michael; Wallace, Daniel; Darling, Andrew; Forbeck, Matt; Cowsill, Alan; Bray, Adam (2019). The Marvel Encyclopedia. DK Publishing. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-4654-7890-0.
  2. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #401 (Jan. 1993)
  3. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #382 (June 1991)
  4. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #397-399 (Sept.-Nov. 1992)
  5. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #391 (March 1992)
  6. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #413-416 (Jan.-April 1994)
  7. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #424-#425 (Dec. 1994-Jan. 1995)
  8. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #426 (Feb. 1995)
  9. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #448 (Dec. 1998)
  10. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #425 (Jan. 1995)
  11. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #409 (Sept. 1993)
  12. ^ The Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #411 (Nov. 1993)