Greg Anderson: Blackized Anti-Sterotypist!
I really loved Remender's Voodoo series, short as it was. I think Jericho would have been around longer had it sold.
"Cyclops was RIGHT!!
As for the Son of Satan debate, wasn't there a story line exploring that Satan, Satanish, Mephisto and a couple of others are seperate minor aspects of the judeo-christian devil, vieing for control of all of hell (each rules it's own sub-realm)? Or were they minor demons vieing for the title of the big kahuna? Anyway, while the being Son of Satan, I don't think that makes Hellstrom like an opposite to the son of God, though I also really don't think it should be so easy to take him out of the picture, even if temporarily.
I really do wish some writer down the line has the balls to re-establish that he is and always was the Son of the real MU's Satan.
He was bumped to the front of the line imo, and I have trouble accepting that. I suppose that's my problem though.
You're right about Hellstrom not being the opposite of the Son of God though. It's a common misconception among characters and fans.
Imo Hellstrom being the son of Satan doesn't mean he has more experience than Voodoo, progeny does not equate to experience with Voodoo's lore we know he has been in many escapades which contribute to his experience and knowledge, and he gets a lot of his powers from the gods of voodoo who imo are no less powerful than Satan if power is a concern, his gods are on par with the rest of the mystical beings of marvel, so Voodoo is fully capable of going against Doom and others.
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.
Gotta love those Wizard of Oz quotes
And I wouldn't put the Gods of Voodoo anywhere near Satan's level personally, not when guys like Mephisto are still considered lesser beings compared to him. And Gods like Thor don't seem all that powerful in the grand scheme of things. To equate them to that level still wouldn't be saying much.
Their eternal struggle for the name was actually a plot-point in Gillen's JiM recently.
And Hellstrom's father isn't Satan, but merely one of many prime-demons wying for the name, a demon also called Marduk Kurios.
And there are certainly gods at Mephisto or Kurios level. Galactus have shown himself to be somewhat more powerful than Mephisto, and it would appear as if he is somewhat more powerful than Odin himself. But both were shown to be of high enough a level to tangle with the Devourer.
This leads me to believe that Odin and Zeus is up there with Mephisto in power-level. In fact, there have been stories where Odin has made it his mission to beat up on Mephisto/Kurios, and done fairly well for himself.
When you incur the wrath of the All-Father, it matters not if you are called Ymir, Surtur, Nightmare, or Satan himself. Then you shall taste the point of GUNGNIR!
SO BE IT!!
Let's see Odin fight that ;)