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Avengers: The Initiative #27 (Oct. 2009):
“Even The Losers / The Taking of 42”
by Christos N. Gage, Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet

Avengers: The Initiative #27

Title: “Even The Losers / The Taking of 42”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Christos N. Gage
Art by: Rafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet


75 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.
Johnny Guitar Johnny Guitar (Johnny Logan)
(lead character)
villain
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 3
Taskmaster Taskmaster villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
HYDRA; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 128
Bengal Bengal (Duc No Tranh) villain hero
CBR Scale: S vengeance
U.S. Army; Shadow Initiative...  Marvel 30
Komodo Komodo (Melati Kusuma) hero
  Shadow Initiative; Initiative...  Marvel 38
Hardball Hardball (Roger Brokeridge) hero
  Initiative Marvel 12
Butterball Butterball (Emery Schaub) hero
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 2
Gorilla-Man Gorilla-Man (Dr. Arthur Nagan) villain
  Lethal Legion; Headmen Atlas Marvel 25
Barracuda Barracuda villain
  Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle Marvel 4
Blackwing Blackwing villain
  Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle Marvel 4
Firestrike Firestrike (Dalton Beck) villain
CBR Scale: S repentant
Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle
[arson investigator; dated Turbo (Mickey Musashi)]
Marvel 6
Batwing Batwing (James Santini) hero
  Shadow Initiative; Initiative Marvel 18
Riot Riot villain
  Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle Marvel 3
Stronghold Stronghold villain
  Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle Marvel 2
Warbow Warbow villain
  Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle Marvel 3
Bad Axe villain
  Shadow Initiative; Larcenous Three Marvel 2
Doctor Sax Doctor Sax (Jack Dulouz) villain
  Shadow Initiative; black Marvel 3
Slaughter Boy Slaughter Boy villain
  Shadow Initiative; Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation Marvel 2
The Ringer The Ringer (Keith Kraft) villain
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 12
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; The Avengers...  Marvel 310
The Gauntlet The Gauntlet (Sgt. Joseph Green)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
U.S. Army; Counter Force...  Marvel 48
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
The New Warriors; Counter Force...  Marvel 291
Ultragirl Ultragirl (Suzy Sherman)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Kree savior
Kree; The New Warriors...  Marvel 40
Constrictor Constrictor (Frank Payne)
(6-panel cameo)
villain hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 124
Dragon Man Dragon Man
(5-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[1st app: Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #35 (Feb. 1965)] Marvel 13
Firearms Firearms
(5-panel cameo)
villain
  Shadow Initiative; Larcenous Three Marvel 3
Trauma Trauma (Terry Ward)
(4-panel cameo)
hero
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 24
Marx
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Communist
[in Dazzler's band] Marvel 14
Beefer
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: M food
[in Dazzler's band] Marvel 13
Hunch (Phil Panasci)
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [bass guitar in Dazzler's band; dark hair, moustache] Marvel 14
Living Laser Living Laser (Arthur Parks)
(3-panel cameo)
villain scientist
  Batroc's Brigade; Hood's Army...  Marvel 96
Cutthroat Cutthroat (Danny Leighton)
(3-panel cameo)
villain
  Hood's Army; Skeleton Crew
[Diamondback's brother; was in "Savage Crims" gang]
Marvel 44
Dazzler Dazzler (Alison Blaire)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M singing
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 447
Speedball Penance (Robbie Baldwin)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Presbyterian
The New Warriors; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 359
Physique
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
  Initiative (staff) Marvel 6
Scorcher Scorcher (Steven Hudak)
(2-panel cameo)
villain
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army Marvel 30
Blastaar Blastaar
(2-panel cameo)
villain
  The Frightful Four; Baluurian Marvel 97
Trapster Trapster (Peter Petruski)
(2-panel cameo)
villain
  The Frightful Four; Lethal Legion Marvel 176
Brothers Grimm Brothers Grimm (Percy and Barton Grimes)
(2-panel cameo)
villain
  Hood's Army; Night Shift
[Powers were briefly amplified by Satannish.]
Marvel 34
Revonda Logan
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [ex-wife of small-time "super-villain" Johnny Guitar] Marvel 1
? Logan
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [daughter of small-time "super-villain" Johnny Guitar] Marvel 1
Mrs. Dulouz
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  black
[wife of small-time "super-villain" Dr. Sax]
Marvel 1
? Dulouz (older son)
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  black
[older son of small-time "super-villain" Dr. Sax]
Marvel 1
Norman Osborn Norman Osborn
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
H.A.M.M.E.R. (leader); The Thunderbolts (leader)...  Marvel 417
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Sandman Sandman (Flint Marko)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
  The Avengers; The Frightful Four...  Marvel 388
Electro Electro (Max Dillon)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  The Frightful Four; Doom's Brigade...  Marvel 274
Vulture Vulture (Adrian Toomes)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  Sinister Six; Sinister Twelve Marvel 342
Baron von Blitzschlag Baron von Blitzschlag (Wener von Blitzschlag)
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: M Nazi
Initiative Marvel 35
Blob Blob (Fred J. Dukes)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Corps...  Marvel 403
Pyro Pyro (St. John Allerdyce)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed); mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Freedom Force Marvel 194
The Great Gambonnos The Great Gambonnos (Ernesto and Luigi Gambonno)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 52
Ringleader Ringleader (Charles Last)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  Death-Throws Marvel 6
Knickknack Knickknack (Nick Grossman)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  Hood's Army; Death-Throws Marvel 12
Griffin Clown (Eliot Franklin)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  Circus of Crime; Masters of Menace...  Marvel 72
? Dulouz (younger son)
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  black
[younger son of small-time "super-villain" Dr. Sax]
Marvel 1
? Dulouz (daughter)
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  black
[daughter of small-time "super-villain" Dr. Sax]
Marvel 1
Techmaster Techmaster (Billy Bitzer)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  [electronics and lighting expert] Marvel 4
Pac-Man Pac-Man
(1-panel cameo)
lead character
  [1st app: Pac-Man (22 May 1980)] Namco; Midway 30
Tom Petty Tom Petty
(quoted and cited)
real/historical person
  [musician; singer...] Marvel 52
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(toy)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(toy)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
(toy)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Assemblies of God
[singer] Marvel DC 444
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D.
(mentioned)
supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
H.A.M.M.E.R. H.A.M.M.E.R.
(mentioned)
supporting character group
  [government agency] Marvel 207
Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary (Mary Alice Walker)
(mentioned)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Shadow Initiative Marvel 136
Skrulls Skrulls
(mentioned)
villain group
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344
Tinkerer Tinkerer (Phineas T. Mason)
(mentioned)
villain scientist
  [serves the underworld] Marvel 104
Mrs. Tranh
(mentioned)
supporting character
  [Bengal's wife; blonde] Marvel 1
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[singer] Marvel 157
Minh Tranh
(mentioned)
supporting character
  [Bengal's young son] Marvel 2
John Coltrane John Coltrane
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Protestant (also explored
Islam, Hinduism, Kabbalah,
Jiddu Krishnamurti, etc.)
black Marvel 15
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Protestant
black
[active in his church choir as a child]
Marvel 294
Ray Charles Ray Charles
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Baptist
black Marvel 193
The Fantastic Four The Fantastic Four
(mentioned)
hero group
  [1st app: The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961)] Marvel 100