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The New Avengers (vol. 2) #34 (Jan. 2013)
by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato Jr., Chuck BB, Farel Dalrymple, etc.

The New Avengers (vol. 2) #34

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 2013

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato Jr., Chuck BB, Farel Dalrymple, Ming Doyle, Lucy Knisley, Becky Cloonan, Yves Bigerel


57 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(lead character)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Brother Voodoo Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan; spirit
black
[Brother Voodoo's twin brother, now spirit who talks to him]
Marvel 7
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
The Champions; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,789
Vision Vision hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,393
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 672
Red Hulk Red Hulk (Thunderbolt Ross) supporting character villain hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic; atheist
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 350
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Mockingbird Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers... 
[was Hawkeye's wife]
Marvel 293
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
The Defenders; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 207
Jewel Jessica Jones hero
  New Avengers (ally) Marvel 139
The Ancient One The Ancient One (bTsaan Saa) supporting character hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Tibetan Buddhism; Order of the Ancient Ones; occult; spirit
Asian
[belonged to an unnamed order of sorcerers]
Marvel 93
Danielle Cage Danielle Cage
(9-panel cameo, pg. 27-31)
supporting character
  black
[baby daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones]
Marvel 20
Squirrel Girl Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green)
(9-panel cameo, pg. 27-31)
hero
  The Great Lakes Avengers Marvel 33
Maria Hill Maria Hill
(4-panel cameo, pg. 1-2, 25)
supporting character
  S.H.I.E.L.D.
[Deputy commander of S.H.I.E.L.D. (former commander)]
Marvel 196
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 28-29) 
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 28, panels 1, 2) 
villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
H.A.M.M.E.R. (leader); The Thunderbolts (leader)...  Marvel 417
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D.
(2-panel cameo, pg. 2, 25) 
supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Skrulls Skrulls
(2-panel cameo, pg. 28, panels 4, 7) 
villain group
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 28-29) 
villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Victoria Hand Victoria Hand
(2-panel cameo, pg. 26, 29) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: S LGBT; Humanist
H.A.M.M.E.R.; Dark Avengers (staff)
[2nd in command under Osborn in H.A.M.M.E.R.]
Marvel 108
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 6) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 4)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
(leader)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 7)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 952
Ares Ares
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3)
villain hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
The Avengers; Dark Avengers... 
[god of war; Gods of Olympus]
Marvel DC 440
Sentry Sentry (Bob Reynolds)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: S angel
The Avengers; Dark Avengers Marvel 260
Moonstone Ms. Marvel (Karla Sofen)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 235
The Scorpion Spider-Man (Mac Gargan)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 315
Bullseye Hawkeye (Benjamin Poindexter)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3)
villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (nominal); nihilist
The Thunderbolts; Dark Avengers
[former baseball pitcher]
Marvel 243
Daken Wolverine (Daken Akihiro)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3)
villain
CBR Scale: S Shinto (raised); later "non-religious"
Dark X-Men; Dark Avengers... 
[son of Wolverine]
Marvel 72
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Noh-Varr)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 3)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Kree religion (former
missionary)
Kree; Dark Avengers
[was operative of 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt]
Marvel 100
Wrecker Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 1) 
villain
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army...  Marvel 190
Piledriver Piledriver (Brian Calusky)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 1) 
villain
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army...  Marvel 137
Thunderball Thunderball (Eliot Franklin)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 1) 
villain scientist
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army...  Marvel 151
Super-Skrull Super-Skrull (K'lrt)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 7) 
villain
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
Skrull Marvel 226
Madame Masque Madame Masque (Whitney Frost)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 1) 
villain
  Maggia (leader); Hood's Army Marvel 146
Vermin Vermin (Edward Whelan)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 1) 
villain
  Thunderbolts Army; Hood's Army Marvel 73
The Answer The Answer (Aaron Nicholson)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 29, panel 1) 
villain
  Hood's Army Marvel 10
Elektra (Siri)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 4) 
villain
CBR Scale: S Skrull religion
Skrull
[posed as Elektra during Secret Invasion]
Marvel 13
Elektra (Pagon)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 4) 
villain
CBR Scale: M Skrull religion
Skrull Marvel 3
Elektra Elektra (Elektra Natchios)
(someone disguised or dressed as, pg. 28, panel 4) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Greek Orthodox; Ninjutsu
The Hand; Code Red Marvel 331
Agamotto Agamotto
(visual reference, pg. 23) 
deity
CBR Scale: D mystic deity
Vishanti Marvel 15
Nazis Nazis
(mentioned, pg. 28, panel 5) 
villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222
Doctor Voodoo (Jericho Drumm)
(mentioned) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan
Heroes for Hire; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 110
The Devil Satan
(mentioned, pg. 25, panel 2) 
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Devil
[generic Satan/Devil reference or appearance] DC Marvel, etc. 1,024
Galactus Galactus (Galan)
(mentioned, pg. 27, panel 4) 
villain
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
Heralds of Galactus (leader) Marvel 537
Jennifer Kale Jennifer Kale
(mentioned, pg. 1, 20) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M occult; Cult of Zhered-Na (priestess)
Witches; Legion of Night Marvel 68
Cyttorak Cyttorak
(mentioned, pg. 6, 19, panel 1) 
deity
CBR Scale: D deity
[source of Juggernaut's power] Marvel 9
Vishanti Vishanti
(mentioned, pg. 6, 14, 23) 
supporting character group
    Marvel

Last issue of the second New Avengers series.

Mike Deodato was the principle artist. He illustrated nearly all of this 30-page issue. Additionally, "jam artists" provided one page each, depicting a battle between Doctor Strange and various Avengers mind-controlled by Daniel Drumm.

This issue features both of the two primary Avengers teams active at the time (the "Avengers" and the "New Avenger"), in their final appearance before being completely re-organized as part of the "Marvel: NOW!" shake-up. The two teams are featured with essentially equal prominence, with the exception of the fact that Doctor Strange (a member of the New Avengers) is the lead character.

The heroes featured as members of the Avengers team in this issue are: Doctor Strange, Luke Cage, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Spider-Man, The Thing, Iron Fist, Wolverine (in flashback only), Mockingbird, Jessica Jones, Daredevil and the late Victoria Hand (killed a few issues previous, now seen as a memorial statue).

The heroes featured as current members of the main "Avengers" team in this issue are: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Red Hulk (Thunderbolt Ross), Vision, Hawkeye, Spider-Woman, and Black Widow.

It is worth noting that Wolverine and Spider-Man were both (until relatively recently) concurrent members of both the Avengers and the New Avengers teams.

Even Norman Osborn's "Dark Avengers" organized during the "Dark Reign" period of Marvel history) are seen in one flashback panel: Norman Osborn (as "Iron Patriot), Ares, Noh-Varr as "Captain Marvel", Karla Sofen (Moonstone) as "Ms. Marvel", Sentry, Ares, Daken as "Wolverine", Bullseye as "Hawkeye" and Mac Gargan (Scorpion/Venom) as "Spider-Man."

The one-page scenes illustrated by the "jam artists" are as follows:
- Doctor Strange versus Red Hulk, by Chuck BB.
- Doctor Strange versus Spider-Man, by Farel Dalrymple.
- Doctor Strange versus The Thing, by Ming Dyle.
- Doctor Strange versus Captain America, by Lucy Knisley.
- Doctor Strange versus Thor, by Becky Cloonan.
- Doctor Strange versus Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), by Yves Bigerel.