Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1 (Sep. 2009):
by Paul Cornell, Leonard Kirk, Jay Leisten

Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1

Title: “Namor/Norman”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 2009

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Paul Cornell

Art by: Leonard Kirk, Jay Leisten

20 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
The Invaders; human...  Marvel 1,864
Norman Osborn Norman Osborn villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Dark X-Men (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)... 
[Foe of: Spider-Man (arch-enemy)]
Marvel 417
Cloak Cloak (Tyrone Johnson)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: U Catholic
Dark X-Men; black
[partner of Dagger]
Marvel 216
Dagger Dagger (Tandy Bowen)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Dark X-Men; League of Losers... 
[partner of Cloak]
Marvel 219
Daken Wolverine (Daken Akihiro)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: S Shinto (raised); later
Dark Avengers; Asian... 
[son of Wolverine]
Marvel 72
Mimic Mimic (Calvin Rankin)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
villain hero
  X-Men; The Exiles...  Marvel 169
Omega Weapon Omega (Michael Pointer)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
  Omega Flight; Dark X-Men Marvel 41
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(4-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
The Twelve; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,999
Victoria Hand Victoria Hand
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S LGBT; Humanist
H.A.M.M.E.R.; Dark Avengers (staff)
[2nd in command under Osborn in H.A.M.M.E.R.]
Marvel 108
White Queen Black Queen (Emma Frost)
(2-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian (nominal); mutant
X-Men; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 3,409
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom)
(1-panel cameo)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
The Cabal; Fearsome Four
[Foe of: Fantastic Four (arch-enemy)]
Marvel 1,176
H.A.M.M.E.R. H.A.M.M.E.R.
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [government agency] Marvel 207
Mystique Mystique (Raven Darkholme)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist; manifestly
The Mutant Underground; X-Corps...  Marvel 451
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
The Cabal; Hood's Army Marvel 159
(1-panel cameo)
villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Mighty Avengers (founder); Asgardian...  Marvel DC 696
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Summers Rebellion; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 2,604
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Academy of Tomorrow; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
Sentry Sentry (Bob Reynolds)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S angel
The Avengers; Dark Avengers Marvel 260
Atlanteans Atlanteans
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[hidden race] Marvel DC 165
Skrulls Skrulls
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344