Ultraforce / Avengers #1 (Fall 1995):
“Becoming More Like God”
by Warren Ellis, George Pérez, Larry Welch, Paul Neary, etc.

Ultraforce / Avengers #1

Title: “Becoming More Like God”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Fall 1995

Publisher: Marvel Malibu
Written by: Warren Ellis
Art by: George Pérez, Larry Welch, Paul Neary, Art Thibert, Ken Branch, Dennis Jensen, Karl Kesel, Robin Riggs, John Statema

65 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Nemesis supporting character
CBR Scale: D cosmic entity
[the being who split into the Infinity Gems] Malibu 3
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Giant-Man Giant-Man (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
Brotherhood of Mutants; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
A-Next; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; The Avengers...  Marvel 944
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
Lady Liberators; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 1,789
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
Excalibur; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Vision Vision hero
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: I synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
A-Next; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 1,393
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
CIA; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 423
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Loki villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Mighty Avengers (founder)...  Marvel DC 696
Crystal Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: S Inhuman religion
Inhuman Royal Family; Inhumans...  Marvel 531
Starfox Starfox (Eros) hero
CBR Scale: R Titanian religion
Eternals of Titan; The Avengers Marvel 207
Sersi Sersi hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion; Hedonist
Eternals; The Avengers Marvel 229
Gladiator Gladiator (Kallark) hero
  Imperial Guard Marvel 166
The Grandmaster The Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast) villain
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe Marvel 71
Night Man Night Man (Johnny Domino) hero
  [adventurer; musician] Malibu 110
Prime Prime (Kevin Green) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Gross Babies; UltraForce Malibu Marvel 116
Prototype Prototype (Jimmy Ruiz) hero
  UltraForce Malibu 91
Topaz hero
CBR Scale: D female supremacist
UltraForce Malibu 41
Siren Siren (Jennifer Pearson) hero
  Initiative; The Exiles...  Malibu Marvel 24
Ghoul Ghoul (Johnathon Martin) hero
CBR Scale: U religious
The 100; The Exiles... 
[communicates with the dead]
Malibu Marvel 35
'Breed 'Breed (Raymond Stoner) hero
CBR Scale: M human-demon hybrid
[soldier] Malibu Bravura 15
Proctor Proctor (Dane Whitman) villain
CBR Scale: M vengeance
Gatherers (leader)
[seeker of vengeance]
Marvel 8
Hardcase Hardcase (Tom Hawke) hero
  Squad; UltraForce Malibu 80
Contrary Contrary hero
  Academy of the New Elite; UltraForce (founder) Malibu Marvel 28
The Avengers The Avengers hero group
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100
Mantra Mantra (Lukasz/Eden Blake) hero
CBR Scale: M sorceress
Aladdin; Twelve Knights of Archimage Malibu 27
UltraForce UltraForce hero group
  [government agent] Malibu 53
Rex Mundi villain
  [1st app: Hardcase #1 (June 1993)] Malibu 36
Chrysalis (Ellie Tremayne) villain
CBR Scale: M vengeance
[wraps humans in cocoons; steals their appearances] Malibu DIC Entertainment 2
Conan the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian
CBR Scale: S Cimmerian paganism (esp. the
god Crom)
[barbarian] Clayton Publications Weird Tales, etc. 898
American Flagg! American Flagg! (Reuben Flagg)
CBR Scale: I Jewish
Plexus Rangers First Comics 68
Megaton Man Megaton Man (Trent Phloog)
  The Megatropolis Quartet; VW Gang Kitchen Sink Press Image 65
Ash Ash (Ashley Quinn)
  FDNY Event Comics 33
Groo the Wanderer Groo the Wanderer
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma (raised)
[barbarian; swordsman...] Pacific Eclipse, etc. 165
CBR Scale: M tabula rasa
[1st app: The Man Called A-X #1 (Nov. 1994)] Malibu Bravura 15
hero group
CBR Scale: S N.A.
[artificial beings; organic but bound by 3 Laws of Robotics] Big Entertainment; Tekno Comix 16
The Omega Team
villain group
  [trio of Ultra mercenaries empowered by Rex Mundi] Malibu Marvel 8
Crimson Plague Crimson Plague (DiNA: Simmons)
  [1st app: Crimson Plague (vol. 1) #1 (June 1997)] Event Comics Image 7
Shannon Lower Shannon Lower
hero based on a real person
  Taggers Event Comics Image 5
Black Black (Reed Blackett)
  [bodyguard; guardian] Image 13
White White (Whitney Samsung)
CBR Scale: M vengeance
[seeks vengeance against company that killed her father] Image 13
Cyberella Cyberella (Sunny Winston)
CBR Scale: M Cyberpunk
[1st app: Cyberella #1 (Sep. 1996)] DC Helix 14
Star Saber Star Saber
CBR Scale: R Transformers religion
Transformer Kodansha 5
Magnor Magnor (2-P-2)
CBR Scale: S alien
[amnesiac space traveller] Malibu 8
The Nocturnals The Nocturnals
hero group
  [horror-based super-hero group] Bravura Malibu 21
Knight Wolf (Morgan Stone)
  [former hockey player] Five Star 4
The Freebooters
supporting character group
  [adventurer] Dark Horse Windsor-Smith Studio 1
The Edge (Eric Carnell)
  [1st app: The Edge #1 (July 1994)] Bravura Malibu 6
Li Chang
hero deity
CBR Scale: M Chinese traditional religion
[defender of the Dragon Lines; avatar(?) of Monkey King]
Marvel Epic 6
supporting character
  [not sure who this is] Marvel Malibu 1
Young Gods
supporting character group deity
CBR Scale: D Young Gods
[giant gods return to Earth after millennia away] Dark Horse Windsor-Smith Studio 11
Sachs (J.J. Sachs)
CBR Scale: M Catholic; vengeance
[swore vengeance after best friend murdered]
Marvel Epic 12
Violens (Ernie Schultz)
  [photographer; photojournalist...] Marvel Epic 11

This issue was pencilled by George Perez, with assistance from Larry Welch. Inkers were Paul Neary, Art Thibert, Ken Branch, Dennis Jensen, Karl Kesel, George Perez, Robin Riggs, Jon Statema and Al Vey.