Alter Ego: Elvin Daryl Haliday
Other Names: Blacksmith; Elvin Daryl Holliday; Eldon Daryl Haliday
First Appearance: Avengers (vol. 1) #326 (Nov. 1990): "Wind From the East"
Number of appearances: 157
Rage's only family was the devoutly religious Granny Staples, who taught him to use his powers for good rather than vengeance.
From: "Atheist representation on the Avengers" forum discussion, started 20 June 2001 on the Comic Boards website (http://www.comicboards.com/avengers/view.php?rpl=010620201053; viewed 24 May 2007):
Posted by D-Man on Wednesday, June 20 2001 at 20:10:53 GMT
...Probably the best comic you could find to figure out who believes in a God or a god, or has deep faith in God or a god would be:
The Goddess uses the heroes' faith and belief in gods and such to recruit heroes.
Here are a list of Avengers who are "believers" so are recruited by the Goddess:
The so-called "non-believers" that the Goddess didn't choose:
Beast (although Beast claims to believe in a god, but Vision counters with "Obviously because your belief in a supreme being is not as deeply felt nor well known as the others.")
Quasar (which was stated in his own book)
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