Whenever I read this issue I am left scratching my head at the point Athena was trying to make to Cho. Hulk nearly destroyed New York and later the planet in his grief and rage. He was after the wrong parties, yet so blinded by rage he did not think things through. Supposedly, no one died as a result of his invasion, but I think some other issues to show the Bugs killing humans. Maybe it was the Punisher ones? Anyway, Athena tells the story to Cho to show that Hercules can be a monster too. And that is where it looses me.
How was Hercules a monster in that story? He fights the Hulk, sides with the Hulk, then fights the giants. It seems the killing of the two giants the Hulk befriended was the "monster" part. I don't get it. Those giants had had a history of fighting Olympus. The two Hulk befriended had already been wounded by Ares. Maybe it was direct battle maybe it was a fight Ares started in a series of ongoing skirmishes we don't know. They did direct Hulk to attack Olympus. Hercules did not know that, but they were hardly innocent bystanders. They were near the battle supporting their fellow giants. So Hercules killed them and then wanted to celebrate. Hercules fights, sometimes kills, then celebrates. Cho would know that. Heck, Herc told him a version where he in a fit of rage killed his family and later blamed Hera. So Cho knew Hercules could do monstrous things. So I don't see the point Athena was trying to make. Can anyone help me out here or was it just a weak story?