Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #137 (Dec. 2009)
by Rick Remender, Mahmud A. Asrar, Rebecca Buchman

Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #137

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Mahmud A. Asrar, Rebecca Buchman

33 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Luke Cage Luke Cage
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
Heroes for Hire; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 672
Ant-Man Ant-Man (Eric O'Grady) hero
CBR Scale: M manifestly non-religious
Damage Control; Initiative...  Marvel 48
Norman Osborn Norman Osborn villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Cabal of Scrier (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)...  Marvel 417
H.A.M.M.E.R. H.A.M.M.E.R. supporting character group
  [government agency] Marvel 207
Paladin hero
  Heroes for Hire; Intruders...  Marvel 136
Ghost Ghost (Johnny) villain
CBR Scale: S anti-corporate activist
A.I.M.; The Thunderbolts Marvel 36
Headsman Headsman (Cleavon Twain) villain
  The Thunderbolts Marvel 28
Mister X villain
  The Thunderbolts Marvel 25
Nuke Scourge (Frank Simpson) villain
CBR Scale: S ultra-nationalist
The Thunderbolts; U.S. Army...  Marvel 15
unnamed waitress
(5-panel cameo, pg. 15-17)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [propositioned Luke Cage, even though he is married] Marvel 1
Natalie Natalie
(4-panel cameo, pg. 9, 12)
supporting character
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint
[assistant] Marvel 1
Agent Choi
(2-panel cameo, pg. 9, 12)
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Asian; H.A.M.M.E.R. Marvel 1
Misty Knight Misty Knight
(mentioned in text & seen in picture, pg. 7, 9, 32)
  black; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 192
Galactus Galactus (Galan)
(photo/picture/video, pg. 7, panel 3)
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
Heralds of Galactus (leader) Marvel 537
Jean Giraudoux Jean Giraudoux
(quoted and cited, pg. 9, panels 2-3) 
real/historical person
  [said "Secret of success is sincerity."] Marvel 1
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(illusion, pg. 1-3)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(illusion, pg. 1-4)
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Winter Soldier Captain America (Bucky Barnes)
(illusion, pg. 1-4)
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Black Widow Black Widow (Yelena Belova)
(illusion, pg. 1, panel 2)
villain hero
  GRU; HYDRA...  Marvel 47
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(mentioned, pg. 8) 
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)
(mentioned, pg. 8)
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
Lady Liberators; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 1,789
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D.
(mentioned, pg. 8) 
supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Songbird Songbird (Melissa Joan Gold)
(mentioned, pg. 8)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Femizons; Grapplers...  Marvel 229
Jewel Jewel (Jessica Jones)
(mentioned, pg. 15, panels 3-5)
  New Avengers (ally) Marvel 139
Danielle Cage Danielle Cage
(mentioned, pg. 20, 26, 31)
supporting character
[baby daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones]
Marvel 20
Shon Shon
(mentioned, pg. 13, panels 2-4)
supporting character based on a real person
CBR Scale: I Assemblies of God
[based on reality TV star Jon Gosselin]
Marvel 1
Jon Gosselin Jon Gosselin
(mentioned, pg. 13, panels 2-4)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Assemblies of God
[on reality TV show discussed by Ant-Man]
Marvel 160
Karen Karen
(mentioned, pg. 13-14)
supporting character based on a real person
CBR Scale: I Assemblies of God
[based on reality TV star Kate Gosselin] Marvel 1
Kate Gosselin Kate Gosselin
(mentioned, pg. 13-14)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Assemblies of God
[on reality TV show discussed by Ant-Man] Marvel 249
Dave Matthews Dave Matthews
(mentioned, pg. 14, panel 6)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Quaker
[musician; singer] Marvel 71
The Great Gazoo The Great Gazoo
(mentioned, pg. 24, panel 5) 
supporting character scientist
CBR Scale: I Scientism; alien
[scientist] Hanna-Barbera ABC, etc. 35
Phyllis Diller Phyllis Diller
(mentioned, pg. 33, panel 2) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S atheist
[actress; comedian] Marvel 244