The New Avengers (vol. 1) #56 (Oct. 2009)
by Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger

The New Avengers (vol. 1) #56

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger

44 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Hawkeye Ronin (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
Chain Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Operation: Lightning Storm (leader); Starjammers...  Marvel 784
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Winter Soldier Captain America (Bucky Barnes) hero
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Cabal of Scrier (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)...  Marvel 417
Ares Ares villain hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
Dark Avengers; Olympian... 
[god of war; Gods of Olympus]
Marvel DC 440
Sentry Sentry (Bob Reynolds) villain hero
CBR Scale: S angel
Dark Avengers; The Avengers Marvel 260
Moonstone Ms. Marvel (Karla Sofen) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
Dark Avengers; Femizons...  Marvel 235
The Scorpion Spider-Man (Mac Gargan) villain hero
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Dark Avengers; Initiative...  Marvel 315
Bullseye Hawkeye (Benjamin Poindexter) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (nominal); nihilist
Dark Avengers; The Thunderbolts
[former baseball pitcher]
Marvel 243
Daken Wolverine (Daken Akihiro) villain
CBR Scale: S Shinto (raised); later "non-religious"
Asian; Dark Avengers... 
[son of Wolverine]
Marvel 72
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
Heroes for Hire; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Mockingbird Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers... 
[was Hawkeye's wife]
Marvel 293
Wrecker Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite) villain
  Hood's Army; Lethal Legion...  Marvel 190
Bulldozer Bulldozer (Henry Camp) villain
  Hood's Army; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 125
Piledriver Piledriver (Brian Calusky) villain
  Hood's Army; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 137
Thunderball Thunderball (Eliot Franklin) villain scientist
  black; Hood's Army...  Marvel 151
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins) villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Loki villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Mighty Avengers (founder)...  Marvel DC 696
Madame Masque Madame Masque (Whitney Frost) villain
  Hood's Army; Maggia (leader) Marvel 146
Chemistro Chemistro (Calvin Carr) villain
  Hood's Army Marvel 13
Dr. Jonas Harrow Dr. Jonas Harrow villain scientist
  Hood's Army Marvel 20
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(only on cover)
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Tiger Shark Tiger Shark (Todd Arliss)
(1-panel cameo)
  Deep Six; Hood's Army...  Marvel 112
Armadillo Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Hispanic; Hood's Army...  Marvel 52
Mentallo Mentallo (Marvin Flumm)
(1-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army; HYDRA...  Marvel 72
Mister Hyde Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo)
(1-panel cameo)
villain scientist
  Hood's Army; The Masters of Evil Marvel 143
Mandrill Mandrill (Jerome Beechman)
(1-panel cameo)
  Black Spectre (leader); Crossfire's Mind Control Gang...  Marvel 61
Scarecrow Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
  Crime Wave; Hood's Army...  Marvel 43
Crossfire Crossfire (William Cross)
(1-panel cameo)
  CIA; Crossfire's Mind Control Gang (leader)...  Marvel 53
Brothers Grimm Brothers Grimm (Percy and Barton Grimes)
(1-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army; Night Shift
[Powers were briefly amplified by Satannish.]
Marvel 34
Cutthroat Cutthroat (Danny Leighton)
(1-panel cameo)
  Hood's Army; Skeleton Crew
[Diamondback's brother; was in "Savage Crims" gang]
Marvel 44
Deathwatch Deathwatch ("Stephen Lords")
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M demon
Deathspawn (leader); Hood's Army
[member of The Translords]
Marvel 32
Blackout Blackout
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M Lilin; human-demon hybrid
Firm; Hood's Army...  Marvel 9
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: I alien
Hood's Army; Roclite Marvel 5
Razor Fist Razor Fist (Douglas Scott)
(1-panel cameo)
  [assassin; bodyguard...] Marvel 59
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Brother Voodoo Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan
black; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 110
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
Shadow Hunters; The Defenders...  Marvel 207
Dormammu Dormammu
CBR Scale: D Faltine energy being;
extra-dimensional mystic
entity/powerful magic user
The Cabal Marvel 170
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Hercules Hercules
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Heroes for Hire; Olympian...  DC Marvel 1,029
H.A.M.M.E.R. H.A.M.M.E.R.
supporting character group
  [government agency] Marvel 207