Dark Horse Presents #56 (Nov. 1991):
by John Byrne

Dark Horse Presents #56

Title: “Prelude”

Feature: The Next Men

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1991

Publisher: Dark Horse
Written by: John Byrne
Art by: John Byrne

8 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Bethany Bethany hero
  Next Men Dark Horse 38
Danny Danny (Danny Hilltop) hero
  Next Men Dark Horse 33
Jack Jack (John Whalen) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic priest
Next Men
[eventually became a devout Catholic]
Dark Horse 29
Jasmine Jasmine (Jasmine DeSoto) hero
  Next Men Dark Horse 35
Nathan Nathan hero
  Next Men Dark Horse 38
Tony Murcheson Tony Murcheson supporting character
  black; Next Men (ally) Dark Horse 32
Senator Aldus Hilltop Senator Aldus Hilltop villain
  [manipulative] Dark Horse 19
Dr. Joseph Bremmer supporting character scientist
  [chief scientist on Project Next Men] Dark Horse 2

Reprints of this comic:
John Byrne's Next Men (vol. 1) #0 (Feb. 1992): "Prelude"