Daredevil/Spider-Man #1 (Jan. 2001):
“Unusual Suspects, Part One”
by Paul Jenkins, Phil Winslade, Tom Palmer

Daredevil/Spider-Man #1

Title: “Unusual Suspects, Part One”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 2001

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Paul Jenkins
Art by: Phil Winslade, Tom Palmer

11 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Ben Urich Ben Urich supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[reporter] Marvel 19
The Kingpin The Kingpin (Wilson Fisk) villain
CBR Scale: U Catholic (lapsed)
HYDRA Marvel 619
Stilt-Man Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day) villain scientist
  Emissaries of Evil (Electro); Gang of Four Marvel 53
Jack Abbot supporting character
  [tried to warn Daredevil about Owl's war against Kingpin] Marvel 1
Copperhead Copperhead (Lawrence Chesney) villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Gang of Four Marvel 15
Kenneth Fitzgerald supporting character
  [criminal] Marvel 1
Gladiator Gladiator (Wylie Lemmick) villain
CBR Scale: U Judeo-Christian
Gang of Four Marvel 6
The Owl The Owl (Leland Owlsley)
(behind the scenes)
  Gang of Four
[led his own criminal gang]
Marvel 135
The Gladiator The Gladiator (Melvin Potter)
(behind the scenes) 
  Emissaries of Evil (Electro); Maggia
[led own gang]
Marvel 45

This issue features the first appearance of the "Gang of Four," a group of Daredevil's greatest enemies, who band together to break out of prison and get revenge against Daredevil. The group consists of The Owl (who leads them), Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day), Gladiator (Wylie Lemmick), and Copperhead (Lawrence Chesney). The Gang of Four also help the Owl go to war against rival crime boss Wilson Fisk (the Kingpin).

The Gang of Four is the principle villainous threat faced by Daredevil and Spider-Man in the 4-issue Daredevil/Spider-Man limited series. After that, the group is disbanded.