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The Marvels Project #1 (Oct. 2009)
by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting

The Marvels Project #1

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 2009

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Ed Brubaker

Art by: Steve Epting


56 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
The Angel The Angel (Thomas Halloway)
(lead character)
hero
  Scourges of the Underworld (leader); V-Battalion... 
[founder, leader of Scourge Program]
Marvel Timely 129
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
X-Men; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,864
Nazis Nazis villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
West Coast Avengers; Penance Council...  Timely Atlas, etc. 497
The Two-Gun Kid The Two-Gun Kid (Matthew Liebowitz) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; E.D.I.T....  Marvel 286
Professor Abraham Erskine Professor Abraham Erskine supporting character scientist
  [creator of the Super-Soldier Serum] Marvel 96
Happy Sam Happy Sam (Samuel Sawyer) hero
  Maulers; U.S. Army...  Marvel 69
Phineas T. Horton Phineas T. Horton supporting character
  [created android superhero Human Torch; Nova's father] Marvel Timely 13
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(9-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; black...  Marvel 1,898
Atlanteans Atlanteans
(8-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[hidden race] Marvel DC 165
Red Hargrove Red Hargrove
(8-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Protestant
[stunt flyer fiend of Nick Fury before WWII] Marvel 5
Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt
(7-panel cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
[U.S. President] DC Marvel 422
Vincent Astor Vincent Astor
(7-panel cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
[hosted FDR on his yacht; ran intelligence group "The Room"] Marvel 1
Hans
(7-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[used depth charges to kill, collect Atlanteans before WWII] Marvel 1
Tanner
(7-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[used depth charges to kill, collect Atlanteans before WWII] Marvel 1
Colonel Ellis
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [helped recruit Nick Fury to secret mission] Marvel 1
Hans
(4-panel cameo)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[experimented on murdered Atlantean corpses] Marvel 2
Pervis
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [decoded Nazi communications just prior to WWII] Marvel 1
Kermit Roosevelt Kermit Roosevelt
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian
[son of Pres. Theodore Roosevelt; advisor to his cousin FDR] Marvel 4
Mirella
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: R Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean
[killed by Nazi depth charges just prior to WWII]
Marvel 1
unnamed code-breaker
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [decoded Nazi communications just prior to WWII] Marvel 1
unnamed barmaid
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [tended London bar Nick Fury went to] Marvel 1
Stacian
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: R Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean
[killed by Nazi depth charges just prior to WWII]
Marvel 1
Rodis
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: R Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean
[killed by Nazi depth charges just prior to WWII]
Marvel 1
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Invaders; Redeemers...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Pantheon; The Ultimates...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly
secular; sometimes prays;
Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; The Ultimates...  Marvel 5,673
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(1-panel cameo)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Secret Defenders; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
The Yancy Street Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Metro College; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S humanist; portrayed
alternatively as explicitly
believing in God and as
atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal);
atheist
The Avengers; The Ultimates...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Great Lakes Avengers; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 1,515
Vision Vision
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic
(temporary)
A-Next; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,393
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 672
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
Heroes for Hire; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 353
Nova Nova (Richard Rider)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  Secret Defenders; The Defenders... 
[attended Harry S. Truman High]
Marvel 427
Doctor Nemesis Doctor Nemesis (Dr. James Bradley)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: D Nazi
X-Club; Battle-Axis (leader) Ace Magazines Marvel 21
Warden Halloway
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [father of Angel (Thomas Halloway)] Marvel 1
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler
(photo/picture/video)
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[1st app: Uma Kaeru (1935)] Shochiku Kinema 1,593
God God
(name seen in illustration (or on screen))
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Jack Benny Jack Benny
(name seen in illustration (or on screen))
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[actor; comedian] Marvel 473
Dorothy Lamour Dorothy Lamour
(name seen in illustration (or on screen))
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Catholic
[actress] Marvel 72
Edward Arnold Edward Arnold
(name seen in illustration (or on screen))
real/historical person
  [staunch Conservative, Republican] Marvel 15
Binnie Barnes Binnie Barnes
(name seen in illustration (or on screen))
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Jewish Catholic
[actress] Marvel 17
Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth
(name seen in illustration (or on screen))
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[actress] Marvel 71
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(mentioned)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
The Ultimates; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Heinrich Himmler
(mentioned)
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Nazi; Satanist
Lethal Legion Marvel 160
Leonard McKenzie Leonard McKenzie
(mentioned)
supporting character
  [Sub-Mariner's father] Marvel 5
Princess Fen
(mentioned)
supporting character
CBR Scale: R Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[Sub-Mariner's mother; Atlantean Royal Family] Marvel 4
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam
(mentioned)
hero
  [from American folklore] Marvel 17
Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Nietzsche
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nietzschean/pagan/atheist;
raised Lutheran
[philosopher] Marvel 11
P. T. Barnum P. T. Barnum
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Universalist (convert); raised
Presbyterian
[business owner; businessperson...] Marvel 27
Rascher
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[oversaw Nazi killing, collection of Atlanteans] Marvel 1