Month of Cool Avengers/X-Men Comic Book Moments - Hercules Gives Namor a "Gift"

All month long we will feature brand-new Cool Avengers and X-Men Comic Book Moments in celebration of their fiftieth anniversaries this month. Here is an archive of all the past cool comic moments that I've featured so far over the years.

Today we look at Hercules giving Namor a "gift" in Avengers #262 by Roger Stern, John Buscema and Tom Palmer...

The basic set-up of the issue is that the Avengers lost their rights to keep their quinjets and all of their various other weaponry in Manhattan. So they had to find other places to store their stuff. Stingray offered the use of Hydrobase. The Avengers headed out there to take a look. While there, Hercules spied Namor, a friend of Stingray's who was sulking on Hydrobase because of a recent revolt/coup/whatever in Atlantis that had deposed him. Hercules had an idea...

You have got to love Hercules. That dude is just flat out NUTS. But in a lovable sort of way. Of course, this is all part of Stern's plan to show how Hercules often leaps before he looks, which causes problems during the Under Siege storyline. Clever one, that Stern!

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