Avengers: The Ultron Imperative #1 (Nov. 2001):
“The Ultron Imperative”
by Kurt Busiek, Roy Thomas, Roger Stern, Steve Englehart, etc.

Avengers: The Ultron Imperative #1

Title: “The Ultron Imperative”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 2001

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Kurt Busiek, Roy Thomas, Roger Stern, Steve Englehart
Art by: John Paul Leon, Paul Smith, Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel, John McCrea, James Hodgkins, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Pat Olliffe

14 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
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 Yellowjacket (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
A-Next; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; The Avengers...  Marvel 944
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
Chain Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
Force Works; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 788
Vision Vision hero
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: I synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
A-Next; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 1,393
Edwin Jarvis Edwin Jarvis supporting character
CBR Scale: U Anglican
The Avengers (staff) Marvel 669
Ultron Ultron villain
  Lethal Legion; The Masters of Evil Marvel 459
Grim Reaper Grim Reaper (Eric Williams) villain
  HYDRA; Lethal Legion...  Marvel 98
Antigone supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[synthozoid made by Alkhema] Marvel 3

This issue is divided into the following chapters, each illustrated by a different artistic team:
Chapter 1: "Out Of The Shadows...!"
Chapter 2: "Heroes Assembled!"
Chapter 3: "Seven...Against Thebes?"
Chapter 4: "Wonders Of The Ancients!"
Chapter 5: "O, Brave New World...!"
Chapter 6: "Deadly Reunion!"
Chapter 7: "This Evil...Unveiled!"
Epilogue: "The Lone & Level Sands..."

Pencillers and inkers who worked on this issue are: John Paul Leon, Paul Smith, Tom Grummett, Karl Kesel, John McCrea, James Hodgkins, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Pat Olliffe, John Livesay, Jorge Pereira Lucas, Mike Royer, and Klaus Janson.