The Torch #2 (Dec. 2009)
by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, Mike Carey, Patrick Berkenkotter

The Torch #2

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 2009

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

16 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Mad Thinker The Mad Thinker (Dr. Jose Santini)
(lead character)
villain scientist
  Triumvirate of Terror (leader) Marvel 108
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
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Heroes for Hire; Penance Council...  Marvel Timely 497
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
Nora Raymond
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character scientist
  [Toro's mother] Marvel Timely 3
Kenneth Laumer
(3-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M Bundist
[secretly had Toro's mother spy on Human Torch's creator] Marvel 1
God God
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[1st app: Uma Kaeru (1935)] Shochiku Kinema 1,593
The Cosmic Cube The Cosmic Cube
supporting character
CBR Scale: S pseudo-cosmic entity
A.I.M. Marvel 10
Phineas T. Horton Phineas T. Horton
supporting character
  [created android superhero Human Torch; Nova's father] Marvel Timely 13
Oedipus Oedipus
non-feature lead character
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
[king] Marvel 1
J. Robert Oppenheimer J. Robert Oppenheimer
scientist real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[physicist] Marvel DC 58
Fred Raymond
supporting character scientist
  [Toro's father] Marvel Timely 2
The Sphinx The Sphinx
supporting character
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion; Greco-Roman classical religion
[presented Oedipus with riddle] British Film Institute Marvel 1