Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (May 2005)
by Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick, Rags Morales, etc.

Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2005

Publisher: DC
Written by: Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Judd Winick
Art by: Rags Morales, Michael Bair, Ed Benes, Jesus Saiz, Jimmy Palmiotti, Ivan Reis, Marc Campos, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning

24 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Superman Superman (Clark Kent) hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
Kryptonians; Super Friends...  DC 13,409
Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian / Catholic (lapsed); atheist
Batman family; Quinntets...  DC 11,112
Wonder Woman Wonder Woman (Diana) hero
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
Amazon; Super Friends...  DC 4,659
Green Lantern Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) hero
CBR Scale: U Jewish Catholic / Green Lantern
Green Lantern Corps; Super Friends...  DC 2,529
Martian Manhunter Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) hero
CBR Scale: M Martian religion
Justice Experience; Martian...  DC 2,228
Alfred Pennyworth Alfred Pennyworth supporting character
CBR Scale: I Anglican
[butler] DC 3,048
Black Adam Black Adam (Teth-Adam) villain hero
CBR Scale: S Egyptian classical religion
Arab; Secret Society of Super Villains...  Fawcett 200
Cyborg Cyborg (Vic Stone) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
black; Super Friends...  DC 670
Adam Strange Adam Strange hero
CBR Scale: I religious
Forgotten Heroes DC 339
Oracle Oracle (Barbara Gordon) hero
  Batman family; Birds of Prey...  DC 921
Doctor Light Doctor Light (Arthur Light) villain
  Fearsome Five (founder); Injustice League...  DC 127
Deathstroke the Terminator Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Checkmate; H.I.V.E.... 
[was a freelance operative for Checkmate]
DC 376
Blue Beetle Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) hero
  Extreme Justice; L.A.W....  Fox Feature Syndicate Charlton, etc. 457
Booster Gold Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter) hero
CBR Scale: I atheist
Conglomerate; Extreme Justice...  DC 375
Talia Talia (Talia al Ghul) villain
CBR Scale: U fundamentalist
Environmentalist (lapsed?)
Secret Society of Super Villains; The League of Assassins DC 185
The Calculator The Calculator (Noah Kuttler) villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains DC 99
Mister Miracle Mister Miracle (Scott Free) hero based on a real person
CBR Scale: S Apokolipsian Darkseid worship
The Justice League; The New Gods DC 305
Shazam Shazam (Jebediah of Canaan) hero
  Marvel Family Fawcett DC 131
Maxwell Lord Maxwell Lord supporting character villain
  Checkmate; Extremists...  DC 163
Doctor Psycho Doctor Psycho (Edgar Cizko) villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains DC 87
Sasha Bordeaux Sasha Bordeaux hero
  Checkmate DC 79
OMACs OMACs villain group
  [1st app: The OMAC Project #1 (June 2005)] DC 60
Brother Eye Brother Eye villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[1st app: Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1 (May 2005)] DC 37
Madmen Madmen villain group
  Secret Society of Super Villains Charlton DC 18

This comic is also known as: DC Countdown #1. "DC Countdown" is the title of the comic as it appears in the indicia. But the title on the cover is Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1, and this is how most sources identify it.

The story featured in this publication is divided into 5 chapters, each 14 pages in length. All chapters were written by the same writing team, but the art teams vary. Pencillers and inkers were:
1. Rags Morales, Michael Bair
2. Ed Benes
3. Jesus Saiz, Jim Palmiotti
4. Ivan Reis, Marc Campos
5. Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning