Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #1 (Aug. 2009):
“The Last Stand of Mr. Negative”
by Fred Van Lente, Gianluca Gugliotta, Andy Lanning, Kris Justice

Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #1

Title: “The Last Stand of Mr. Negative”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Fred Van Lente
Art by: Gianluca Gugliotta, Andy Lanning, Kris Justice

28 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Mister Negative Mister Negative (Martin Li)
(lead character)
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: M Taoist
[runs FEAST charity homeless shelters; Aunt May's boss]
Marvel 20
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
White Dragon White Dragon villain
  Hood's Army
[leader of own gang]
Marvel 2
Inner Demons Inner Demons villain group
  [henchman] Marvel 7
Speed Demon Speed Demon (James Saunders)
(8-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army; Sinister Syndicate...  Marvel 86
White Rabbit White Rabbit (Lorina Dodson)
(8-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army Marvel 9
The Answer The Answer (Aaron Nicholson)
(7-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army Marvel 10
Lightmaster Lightmaster (Edward Lansky)
(7-panel cameo)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: S One World Church
Hood's Army; The Enforcers (ally) Marvel 7
The Spot The Spot (Dr. Johnathon Ohnn)
(6-panel cameo)
villain scientist
  Hood's Army; HYDRA...  Marvel 34
Bloodshed Bloodshed (Wyndell Dickinson)
(6-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army; Mafia Marvel 4
Squid Squid (Donny Callahan)
(6-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army Marvel 14
Betty Brant Betty Brant
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Students of Love (temporary)
[former girlfriend of Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 612
Hammerhead (Joseph)
(4-panel cameo)
  Maggia; Sinister Twelve Marvel 96
Aunt May Aunt May
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Protestant
[raised Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,368
H.A.M.M.E.R. H.A.M.M.E.R.
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character group
  [government agency] Marvel 207
Scorcher Scorcher (Steven Hudak)
(3-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army; The Masters of Evil Marvel 30
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins)
(2-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Yana Li Yana Li
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
[wife of Martin Li (Mr. Negative); Chinese]
Marvel 3
Margaret Peterson Margaret Peterson
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  H.A.M.M.E.R.
[told reporters HAMMER was training in Chinatown]
Marvel 1
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn)
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Cabal of Scrier (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)...  Marvel 417
Lao Tsu Lao Tsu
(quoted and cited)
hero clergy/religious leader real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Taoist
Super Best Friends Comedy Central 10
J. Jonah Jameson Sr. J. Jonah Jameson Sr.
supporting character
CBR Scale: I religious
[Aunt May's boyfriend; J. Jonah Jameson's father] Marvel 11
Dexter Bennett Dexter Bennett
supporting character
  [business owner; publisher] Marvel 24
The Red Queen
  [queen] Macmillan 82
The White Knight
supporting character
  [1st app: Through the Looking-Glass (1871)] Macmillan 19
The Dormouse
supporting character
CBR Scale: I anthropomorphic animal
mouse Macmillan 26
King Midas King Midas
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion
[legends say his touch turned objects to gold] Marvel 16
F.E.A.S.T. F.E.A.S.T.
supporting character group
CBR Scale: M religious/ethical
[philanthropic charity of Martin Li (Mr. Negative)] Marvel 7