The Champions (vol. 1) #7 (Aug. 1976):
“The Man Who Created the Black Widow”
by Tony Isabella, George Tuska, Vince Colletta

The Champions (vol. 1) #7

Title: “The Man Who Created the Black Widow”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1976

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Tony Isabella
Art by: George Tuska, Vince Colletta

14 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
Lady Liberators; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 1,789
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Academy of Tomorrow; Horsemen of Apocalypse...  Marvel 1,741
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Heroes for Hire; Olympian...  DC Marvel 1,029
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) hero
CBR Scale: U Baptist (nominal); eclectic
Midnight Sons Marvel 306
Darkstar Darkstar (Laynia Petrovna) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member; Christian (denomination unknown)
Exiles (Russian); Republican Guard...  Marvel 116
Titanium Man Titanium Man (Boris Bullski) villain hero
CBR Scale: S Communist
Green Liberation Front; KGB...  Marvel 49
Ivan Petrovich Ivan Petrovich supporting character scientist
CBR Scale: S Communist
[father of Crimson Dynamo (Yuri)] Marvel 39
Griffin Griffin (Johnny Horton) villain
  Hood's Army; Secret Empire Marvel 126
The Commissar The Commissar (Alexi Bruskin) villain
CBR Scale: M Communist
[trained Darkstar and Black Widow]
Marvel 4
Crimson Dynamo Yuri Petrovich villain
CBR Scale: S Communist
KGB Marvel 5
Emerson Bale Emerson Bale supporting character
CBR Scale: U religious
[famous defense attorney] Marvel 14
Rampage Rampage (Stuart Clarke) supporting character villain
  The Recession Raiders (leader)
[driven to crime by terrible state of U.S. economy]
Marvel 70
Richard Fenster Richard Fenster supporting character
  [business manager for Champions (super-hero team)] Marvel 7