Captain America (vol. 1) #319 (July 1986):
by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary, Dennis Janke

Captain America (vol. 1) #319

Title: “Overkill”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1986

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mark Gruenwald
Art by: Paul Neary, Dennis Janke

43 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Diamondback Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) villain hero
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 173
Death Adder Death Adder (Roland Burroughs) villain
  Hood's Army; Savage Six...  Marvel 34
Sidewinder Sidewinder (Seth Voelker) villain
  Serpent Society; Serpent Squad Marvel 36
Firebrand (Gary Gilbert) villain scientist
CBR Scale: M activist against unjust
Hood's Army
[later worked as business agent for costumed criminals]
Marvel 4
Scourge Scourge (Mr. Collier) villain
  Scourges of the Underworld
[used many disguises in his criminal-killing crusade]
Marvel 13
Blacklash Blacklash (Mark Scarlotti) villain
  Death Squad; Maggia...  Marvel 15
Trapster Trapster (Peter Petruski) villain
  Lethal Legion; The Frightful Four Marvel 176
King Cobra Cobra (Klaus Voorhees) villain scientist
  Initiative; Scavengers...  Marvel 87
Black Mamba Black Mamba (Tanya Sealy) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons... 
[fashion model, former professional criminal, call girl]
Marvel 77
Asp Asp (Cleo Nefertiti) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 15
Rattler Rattler (Gustav Krueger) villain hero
  Initiative; Serpent Society...  Marvel 20
Princess Python Princess Python (Zelda DuBois) villain
  Circus of Crime; Femizons...  Marvel 93
Anaconda Anaconda (Blondie Sitznski) villain
  Femizons; Serpent Society...  Marvel 67
Cottonmouth Cottonmouth (Burchell Clemens) villain
  Chain Gang; Serpent Society Marvel 44
Bushmaster Bushmaster (Quincy McIver) villain
  Serpent Society; Thunderbolts Army Marvel 43
Vamp Vamp (Denise Baranger) villain hero
  SHIELD Super-Agents; The Corporation Marvel 12
Letha (Hellen Feliciano) villain
  Grapplers; Hood's Army...  Marvel 6
Griffin Clown (Eliot Franklin) villain
  Circus of Crime; Gamma Corps...  Marvel 72
Bird-Man Bird-Man (Achille DiBacco) villain
  Ani-Men; Deadly Dozen...  Marvel 10
Hellrazor villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
[criminal] Marvel 2
Mr. Burroughs supporting character
  [father of Death Adder] Marvel 1
Mrs. Burroughs supporting character
  [mother of Death Adder] Marvel 1
Cheetah (Esteban Carracus) villain
  Hood's Army
[empowered by a Kree Sentry]
Marvel 2
Commander Kraken Commander Kraken villain
Marvel 3
Cyclone Cyclone (André Gerard) villain
  Hood's Army; Maggia Marvel 2
Foolkiller Foolkiller (Greg Salinger) villain
  [mental patient; soldier...] Marvel 24
Hijacker Hijacker (Howard Mitchell) villain
  Hood's Army Marvel 4
Mirage Mirage (Desmond Charne) villain
  Hood's Army
[holography technician; leader of own gang]
Marvel 3
The Ringer The Ringer (Tony Davis) villain
CBR Scale: I resurrected
A.I.M. Marvel 11
Steeplejack (Jack Mallard) villain
CBR Scale: S vengeance
[construction worker] Marvel 3
Turner D. Century (Clifford F. Michaels) villain
CBR Scale: D Utopian
Hood's Army
[wants to return America to ideals of 1930 or earlier]
Marvel 7
Mind-Wave (Erik Gelden) villain
  Hood's Army
[worked with gang called "Esper-Ts"]
Marvel 14
El Jaguar El Jaguar (Ramon De Rico) villain
  Hispanic; HYDRA Marvel 6
Ricky Leighton supporting character
  [Diamondback's brother; shot by police] Marvel 2
Nurse Upham supporting character
  [worked with Foolkiller as a patient] Marvel 1
Rapier (Dominic Tyrone) villain
CBR Scale: S vengeance
Maggia Marvel 3
Shellshock (Gary Buser) villain
  [criminal; henchman...] Marvel 10
Grappler villain
  [thief; wrestler] Marvel 3
A.I.M. A.I.M.
(flashback cameo)
villain group
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
Ringmaster Ringmaster (Maynard Tiboldt)
(flashback cameo)
  Circus of Crime Marvel 106
Cutthroat Cutthroat (Danny Leighton)
(flashback cameo)
  Hood's Army; Skeleton Crew
[Diamondback's brother; was in "Savage Crims" gang]
Marvel 44
Constrictor Constrictor (Frank Payne)
villain hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; Shadow Initiative...  Marvel 124

In this issue, the serial killer Scourge (who targets and kills costumed super-villains) kicks his campaign of vigilante killing into high gear when the man known as "Jake the Bartender" at the super-villain hangout known only as "The Bar with No Name" reveals himself to be Scourge in disguise. Scourge reveals himself and murders everybody in the place.

Because of the unusually large number of characters featured in this issue, many of whom are seen only in the background and as part of large super-villain crowd scenes, it is beyond the scope of this page to attempt to delineate "featured" versus "cameo" appearances for all of these characters.

Among the villains who are featured most prominently in this issue's plot are Firebrand (Gary Gilbert), Blacklash and Fool Killer (Greg Salinger), and a number of members of the Serpent Society, including Diamondback, Death Adder, and Sidewinder.