The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9 (Sep. 1989):
“The Serpent in the Shadow”
by Gerry Conway, Dave Ross, Andy Mushynsky, Mike Gustovich

The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9

Title: “The Serpent in the Shadow”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1989

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Gerry Conway
Art by: Dave Ross, Andy Mushynsky, Mike Gustovich

7 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Cloak Cloak (Tyrone Johnson) hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
black; Dark X-Men
[partner of Dagger]
Marvel 216
Dagger Dagger (Tandy Bowen) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Dark X-Men; League of Losers... 
[partner of Cloak]
Marvel 219
Tyrannus Tyrannus (Romulus Augustilus) villain based on a real person
CBR Scale: U Greco-Roman Classical Religion
They Who Wield Power Marvel 56
Ghaur Ghaur villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Deviant religion (chief
[1st app: The Eternals (vol. 2) #2 (Nov. 1985)] Marvel 40
Brother Elton villain
CBR Scale: D Set worship
[] Marvel 1
Snake Men Serpent-Men supporting character group
  [regular people made snake-like by Slither-derived serum] Marvel 4