The Torch #1 (Nov. 2009)
by Mike Carey, Alex Ross, Patrick Berkenkotter

The Torch #1

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mike Carey, Alex Ross
Art by: Patrick Berkenkotter

33 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Toro Toro (Thomas Raymond)
(lead character)
  Kid Commandos; The All-Winners Squad...  Marvel Timely 311
A.I.M. A.I.M. villain group
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
The Mad Thinker The Mad Thinker (Dr. Jose Santini) villain scientist
  Triumvirate of Terror (leader) Marvel 108
The Vision The Vision (Aarkus) hero
CBR Scale: I alien
Battle-Axis; The Invaders Marvel 46
Eugene Toussaint villain scientist
CBR Scale: R Scientism
[assigned to assist Mad Thinker in AIM project]
Marvel 1
unnamed board members villain group
CBR Scale: R Scientism
[seen only as holograms to assign Mad Thinker's A.I.M. work]
Marvel 3
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(only on cover)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond)
(9-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Heroes for Hire; Penance Council...  Marvel Timely 497
Phineas T. Horton Phineas T. Horton
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [created android superhero Human Torch; Nova's father] Marvel Timely 13
Ann Raymond Ann Raymond
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [Toro's wife] Marvel 14
Ann Raymond's second husband
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [married Toro's widow Ann] Marvel 1
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Nazis Nazis
(1-panel cameo)
villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture)
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
Moonstone Ms. Marvel (Karla Sofen)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
Dark Avengers; Femizons...  Marvel 235
Daken Wolverine (Daken Akihiro)
CBR Scale: S Shinto (raised); later "non-religious"
Asian; Dark Avengers... 
[son of Wolverine]
Marvel 72
God God
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Winter Soldier Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes)
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
The Cosmic Cube The Cosmic Cube
supporting character
CBR Scale: S pseudo-cosmic entity
A.I.M. Marvel 10
Awesome Android Awesome Android
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heavy Metal Marvel 87
Quasimodo Quasimodo (Quasi-Motivational Destruct Organism)
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[former computer] Marvel 9
Fred Raymond
supporting character scientist
  [Toro's father] Marvel Timely 2
Cab Calloway Cab Calloway
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Presbyterian (former); Episcopalian (convert)
[musician; singer...] Marvel 109
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
Titans of Olympus
[allegedly taught man how to make and use fire]
Marvel 5
Elaine Raymond
supporting character
  [Toro's sister; in modern times retired, moved to Canada] Marvel 1
William of Ockham William of Ockham
clergy/religious leader real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Catholic friar (Franciscan)
["Occam's razor" is named for him] Marvel 2
James D. Watson James D. Watson
scientist real/historical person
CBR Scale: I atheist
[co-discovered DNA double helix] Marvel 11
Francis Crick Francis Crick
scientist real/historical person
CBR Scale: I agnostic
[co-discovered DNA double helix] Marvel 2
Alan Turing Alan Turing
scientist real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Anglican (raised); LGBT atheist
[father of modern computer science] Marvel 3
Otto Bayer Otto Bayer
scientist real/historical person
  [first to synthesize polyurethane plastics] Marvel 1