Four scans from Incredible Hercules #137, and four from Dark Avengers: Ares #1.
Cho heads into Pythagoras Dupree's stronghold to confront him, and Pythagoras gives us his motive rant/life story: He was a kid in the 40s at an orphanage on Mount Athena in upstate New York, run by Miranda Minerva (guess who?), who identified him as a genius and began pushing him to become better and better. Between all that work and being harassed by his fellow students for being identified as the teachers' favourite, he turned to the superhero genius Mastermind Excello's adventures for escapism. But then, of course, Excello disappeared along with the rest of the Twelve, which shattered Pythagoras, who thought that if someone as smart as Excello could be defeated, it could happen to anyone. Deciding he didn't want to be a hero, he ran away from the orphanage, and devoted himself to making money. Eventually, Athena caught up with him in her real form:
Cho interrupts this and demands to know where Maddy is, but Dupree doesn't even know who Cho is talking about, so he doesn't have her. Cho then declines to fight Dupree, and says he's just going to forget about him and go on living his life. Dupree, left alone, kills himself. Then Cho finds the door of "Continuum", Hera's vaguely defined master plan, which upon looking in horrifies him.
On his way out, Cho runs into Athena again, who admits that she made a mistake with Dupree and pushed him too hard too fast, and after that she decided her next choice would need a different sort of mentor.
Meanwhile, back in New York:
No, Hebe, don't do it! Though, why is May setting her nephew up with (from her perspective) a crazy chick who thinks she's a goddess?
Over in Ares, Ares picks out a special four-man squad to train, and after some live-fire exercises (the "moral" of which is they shouldn't hesitate to try and kill their commanding officer if need be), they head in for food:
For some reason, that guy decides it's a good idea to disagree, which prompts another blustering speech, at which point he backs down.