Avengers (1963 1st Series) #384
"Dream Lover" Plot by Bob Harras and Terry Kavanagh. Script by Bob Harras. Pencils by Mike Deodato. Inks by Tom Palmer. Cover by Tom Palmer.
A quiet evening at Avengers Mansion is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Taylor Madison and her new friend Augustine Jones! However, Ms. Jones actually goes by another name…Hera, the Queen of Olympus! And unfortunately she has brought her centuries-old hatred of Hercules to the mansion tonight! Once the awesome goddess subdues Taylor, Pietro, and the remaining Avengers, she turns her attention to the Prince of Power! In seconds the clash of the immortals erupts! Hercules vs. Hera! The mighty Avenger is winning the battle against his step-mother when Zeus and Ares dramatically enter the mansion!
The Lord of the Lightning will stop Hera and save Taylor…won't he? Not quite. Alas, the folly of the Olympian that fell in love with a mortal woman. Will the Lion of Olympus, the legendary warrior that slew the nine-headed Hydra and captured the mighty Cerberus, be felled by a virtual dagger to the heart? A sorrowful ending for Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Final appearance of Taylor Madison.
32 pages. Cover price $1.50.