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Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013):
“Avengers World”
by Jonathan Hickman, Jerome Opeña

Avengers (vol. 5) #1

Title: “Avengers World”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 2013

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Jonathan Hickman
Art by: Jerome Opeña


34 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.
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
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
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
Ex Nihilo Ex Nihilo villain
CBR Scale: U cosmic entity
[1st app: Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013)] Marvel 3
Abyss Abyss villain
CBR Scale: U cosmic entity
[1st app: Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013)] Marvel 3
Aleph villain
CBR Scale: D N.A.
[1st app: Avengers (vol. 5) #1 (Feb. 2013)] Marvel 3
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(cover & 1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)
(cover & 1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 831
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson)
(cover & 1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
(cover & 1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Manifold Manifold (Eden Fesi)
(cover & 1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Australian Aboriginal religion
The Avengers; Secret Warriors Marvel 35
Hyperion Hyperion (Marcus Milton)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 3, 22, 24)
hero
  The Avengers Marvel 2
Captain Universe Captain Universe (Tamara Devoux)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 22, 24)
hero
CBR Scale: S cosmic-empowered
The Avengers; black
[a host bonded to Uni-Power; 1st appeared as Avenger member]
Marvel 2
Smasher Smasher (Izzy Dare)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 22, 24)
hero
  The Avengers; Imperial Guard
[Earth human]
Marvel 2
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
A.I.M. A.I.M.
(1-panel cameo, pg. 3, panel 1) 
villain group
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Shang-Chi Shang-Chi
(1-panel cameo, pg. 24) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Taoist monk
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 313
Manta Manta
(1-panel cameo, pg. 3, panel 2) 
hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 9
Oracle Oracle (Lady Sybil)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 3, panel 2) 
hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 58
Warstar Warstar (B'nee and C'cil)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 3, panel 2) 
hero group
  Imperial Guard Marvel 42
Smasher (Galin)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 3, panel 2) 
hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 6
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(dream, pg. 6, panel 2) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(dream, pg. 6, panel 2) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa)
(dream, pg. 6, panel 2) 
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
(leader)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
Black Bolt Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon)
(dream, pg. 6, panel 2) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 505
Hyperion Hyperion (Mark Milton)
(character based on, pg. 3, 22, 24) 
hero
  The Thunderbolts; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 175
God God
(mentioned, pg. 13, panel 5) 
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Adam Adam
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 2) 
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Judeo-Christian
[first man] various 38
Heavenly Mother The Goddess
(mentioned, pg. 10, panel 2) 
deity
CBR Scale: U God
[1st app: Exiles (vol. 1) #96 (Sep. 2007)] Marvel 4

This issue was published with at least 8 alternative covers. The appearance notes in this record refer to the main cover, which depicts Captain America flanked by Manifold (Eden Fesi), Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Cannonball, Hulk, Wolverine and Falcon (legs only).

In what is probably not a coincidence, this first issue of the new Avenger series (launches the flagship title of the "Marvel: NOW!" initiative) opens with an Avengers team consisting of exactly the same set of six Avengers featured in the 2012 "Avengers" movie: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye, and the Black Widow.