The Amazing Spider-Man Annual ‘97 (June 1997):
“...Before the Dawn”
by Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern, Tom Lyle, Robert Jones

The Amazing Spider-Man Annual '97

Title: “...Before the Dawn”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1997

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Kurt Busiek, Roger Stern
Art by: Tom Lyle, Robert Jones

12 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Giant-Man Giant-Man (Hank Pym)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mary Jane Watson Mary Jane Watson supporting character
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
[was wife of Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,827
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Norman Osborn Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Cabal of Scrier (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)...  Marvel 417
Donald L. Menken villain
CBR Scale: D Cabal of Scrier; Order of the
Cabal of Scrier
[follower of Green Goblin; Osborn Industries HR director]
Marvel 11
Lucky Lobo Lucky Lobo (Francisco Lobo) villain
  [crime boss] Marvel 8
Sundown Sundown (Dr. David Patrick Lowell) villain scientist
  [scientist] Marvel 3
Mary Kelleher Mary Kelleher supporting character scientist
  [assistant; botanist] Marvel 2

The Amazing Spider-Man Annual '97 is also known as: The Amazing Spider-Man '97 or The Amazing Spider-Man 1997.