Avengers: The Initiative #29 (Dec. 2009):
by Christos N. Gage, Jorge Molina, Victor Olazaba

Avengers: The Initiative #29

Title: “Nightmares”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Christos N. Gage
Art by: Jorge Molina, Victor Olazaba

36 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; Counter Force...  Marvel 310
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
Taskmaster Taskmaster villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Agency X; HYDRA...  Marvel 128
Komodo Komodo (Melati Kusuma) hero
  Asian; Initiative...  Marvel 38
Constrictor Constrictor (Frank Payne) villain hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; Shadow Initiative...  Marvel 124
Skein Skein (Sybil Dvorak) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Hedonist cult (leader); Gypsy/Roma (raised)
Femizons; Initiative: Women Warriors...  Marvel 35
Speedball Penance (Robbie Baldwin) hero
CBR Scale: I Presbyterian
League of Losers; The New Warriors...  Marvel 359
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
Counter Force; Initiative: Camp Hammond (staff)...  Marvel 291
Rage Rage (Elvin Daryl Haliday) hero
CBR Scale: S Protestant
black; Counter Force...  Marvel 157
Night Thrasher Night Thrasher (Donyell Taylor) hero
  black; Counter Force...  Marvel 49
Slapstick Slapstick (Steve Harmon) hero
CBR Scale: M Anarchist
Counter Force; Initiative...  Marvel 24
Ultragirl Ultragirl (Suzy Sherman) hero
CBR Scale: S Kree savior
Initiative; Kree...  Marvel 40
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins) villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Cloud 9 Cloud 9 (Abigail Boylen) hero
  Initiative: Freedom Force; Initiative Marvel 34
The Gauntlet The Gauntlet (Sgt. Joseph Green) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
black; Counter Force...  Marvel 48
Diamondback Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) villain hero
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 173
Baron von Blitzschlag Baron von Blitzschlag (Wener von Blitzschlag) supporting character villain
CBR Scale: M Nazi
Initiative Marvel 35
Hardball Hardball (Roger Brokeridge) hero
  Initiative Marvel 12
Trauma Trauma (Terry Ward) hero
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 24
Scarlet Spider Scarlet Spider (Patrick) hero
  Counter Force; Shadow Initiative
[only remaining clone who made up Scarlet Spiders trio]
Marvel 15
Physique supporting character
  Initiative (staff) Marvel 6
Butterball Butterball (Emery Schaub) hero
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 2
Nightmare villain
CBR Scale: M demon
[haunts dreams of others] Marvel 149
Scorcher Scorcher (Steven Hudak) villain
  Hood's Army; The Masters of Evil Marvel 30
Black Mamba Black Mamba (Tanya Sealy) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons... 
[fashion model, former professional criminal, call girl]
Marvel 77
Asp Asp (Cleo Nefertiti) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 15
Quicksand Quicksand villain
  Femizons; Initiative: Women Warriors...  Marvel 34
Brothers Grimm Brothers Grimm (Percy and Barton Grimes) villain
  Hood's Army; Night Shift
[Powers were briefly amplified by Satannish.]
Marvel 34
Cutthroat Cutthroat (Danny Leighton) villain
  Hood's Army; Skeleton Crew
[Diamondback's brother; was in "Savage Crims" gang]
Marvel 44
Razor Fist Razor Fist (Douglas Scott) villain
  [assassin; bodyguard...] Marvel 59
Hairball Hairball (Niels the Cat) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
cat; Pet Avengers
[cat; Speedball's sidekick; has same super-powers as him]
Marvel 13
R.A.I.D. R.A.I.D. villain group
  [violent A.I.M. offshoot] Marvel 9
Bad Axe villain
  Larcenous Three; Shadow Initiative Marvel 2
The Ringer The Ringer (Keith Kraft) villain
  Shadow Initiative Marvel 12
Night Thrasher Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor)
(clone of)
  black; Psionex...  Marvel 197