Other Names: Victor Shade; Jonas; Ultra-Vision; Manikin; Ghost of Stone; Vision II; Apollyon; Mainframe
First Appearance: The Avengers (vol. 1) #57 (Oct. 1968): "Behold... the Vision!"
First Appearance (additional details): (MC-2) A-Next #7 (Apr. 1999): "After the Fall!"
Number of appearances: 1,393
Comic book appearances: 1,378
TV, film appearances: 14
Video game, computer game appearances: 1
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 June 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)
From: "Catholic Clix - Comic info needed!" forum discussion, started 3 May 2003 on the HCRealms website (http://www.hcrealms.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-40338.html; viewed 24 May 2007):
Ok, so in recent films it's been apparent that Daredevil and Nightcrawler are Catholic...
So, who else out there could be fielded in a "Catholic" Heroclix team?
Wilz 05/04/2003, 18:46
Hawkeye is Catholic. Remembering his mini-series, when he was pretending to be dead his had a Catholic funeral (if memory serves me right). Kingpin was portrayed as Catholic (link to the whole mafia thing) in early DD. Vision also played with the whole religious-Catholic thing at one point.
[The following are Catholic characters:]
Great characters and although the press has been bad lately - Great Religion.
This character is in the following 287 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
A-Next #7 (Apr. 1999): "After the Fall!"
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (only on cover)
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #282 (Nov. 1986): "The Fury of X-Factor!" (only on cover)
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