ComicBookReligion.com logo

Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 (Dec. 1984):
“Invasion!”
by Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, John Beatty, Jack Abel, etc.

Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8

Title: “Invasion!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1984

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Jim Shooter
Art by: Mike Zeck, John Beatty, Jack Abel, Mike Esposito


43 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; 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
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,122
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie) hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 3,526
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 952
War Machine Iron Man (Jim Rhodes) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
U.S. Air Force; United States Marine Corps...  Marvel 389
Photon Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau) hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr) villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom) villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
Fearsome Four; The Cabal Marvel 1,176
Wrecker Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite) villain
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army...  Marvel 190
Bulldozer Bulldozer (Henry Camp) villain
  U.S. Army; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 125
Piledriver Piledriver (Brian Calusky) villain
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army...  Marvel 137
Thunderball Thunderball (Eliot Franklin) villain scientist
  The Masters of Evil; Hood's Army...  Marvel 151
Doctor Octopus Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) villain hero scientist
  Thunderbolts Army; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 1,006
The Lizard The Lizard (Dr. Curt Connors) villain scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic
U.S. Army; Sinister Twelve Marvel 318
Arachne Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter) hero
  The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 218
Galactus Galactus (Galan) villain
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
Heralds of Galactus (leader) Marvel 537
Ultron Ultron villain
  The Masters of Evil; Lethal Legion Marvel 459
Absorbing Man Absorbing Man (Crusher Creel) villain
CBR Scale: I temporarily became follower of
Thor
The Masters of Evil Marvel 270
Enchantress Enchantress (Amora) villain
CBR Scale: M Norse/Teutonic deity
(Asgardian)
Asgardian; Lady Liberators (founder)...  Marvel 264
Molecule Man Molecule Man (Owen Reece) villain
  [nuclear plant worker] Marvel 76
Klaw Klaw (Ulysses Klaw) villain
  A.I.M.; Fearsome Foursome...  Marvel 151
Titania Titania (Skeeter MacPherran) villain
  The Masters of Evil; The Frightful Four...  Marvel 100
Volcana Volcana (Marsha Rosenberg) villain
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[1st app: Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #3 (July 1984)] Marvel 36
Zsaji Zsaji supporting character
CBR Scale: S alien religion
[Colossus fell in love with her on Battleworld] Marvel 9
The Symbiote
(5-panel cameo, pg. 24-25)
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: I alien; vengeance
[sentient black costume Spider-Man obtained on Battleworld] Marvel 16
Omnivore
(behind the scenes) 
villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[sentient] Marvel 4
The Beyonder The Beyonder
(mentioned, pg. 1)
villain
CBR Scale: I cosmic entity; Inhuman religion
Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation Marvel 100
Surtur Surtur
(mentioned, pg. 10, panel 3) 
villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
(Asgardian)
[Monarch of Muspelheim, destroyer] Marvel 14
Hawkeye Pierce Hawkeye Pierce
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 3) 
lead character
CBR Scale: S religious/ethical
U.S. Army; M*A*S*H Pocket Books CBS, etc. 253
the cats of Skornheim
(mentioned, pg. 10, panel 3) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: I N.A.
cat
[fast-moving Asgardian cats]
Marvel 1