Power Man #25 (June 1975):
“Crime and Circuses”
by Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo, Ron Wilson, Fred Kida

Power Man #25

Title: “Crime and Circuses”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1975

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Tony Isabella, Bill Mantlo
Art by: Ron Wilson, Fred Kida

13 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Luke Cage Power Man (Luke Cage)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Goliath Black Goliath (Bill Foster) hero
  Project: Pegasus; Secret Avengers...  Marvel 118
Ringmaster Ringmaster (Maynard Tiboldt) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 106
Strong Man Strong Man (Bruce Olafsen) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 26
The Great Gambonnos The Great Gambonnos (Ernesto and Luigi Gambonno) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 52
Livewire (Rance Preston) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 16
Princess Python Princess Python (Zelda DuBois) villain
  Circus of Crime; Femizons...  Marvel 93
Griffin Funny Man (Eliot Franklin) villain
  Circus of Crime; Gamma Corps...  Marvel 72
Claire Temple supporting character
[was long-time girlfriend of Luke Cage]
Marvel 50
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(flashback cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Medusa Medusa (Medusalith Boltagon)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: R Inhuman religion
Inhuman Royal Family; Inhumans...  Marvel 416

This publication is also known as: Luke Cage, Power Man #25.