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Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #1 (June 1982):
“A Gathering of Heroes!”
by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, John Romita Jr., etc.

Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #1

Title: “A Gathering of Heroes!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1982

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant
Art by: John Romita Jr., Pablo Marcos


131 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.
Death The Unknown
(lead character)
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D cosmic entity
[embodies death/mortality] Marvel 587
The Grandmaster The Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast)
(lead character)
villain
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe Marvel 71
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
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Giant-Man Yellowjacket (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
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
Invisible Woman Invisible Girl (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
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
Kitty Pryde Sprite (Kitty Pryde) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
S.H.I.E.L.D.; X-Men...  Marvel 3,128
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
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
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
(leader)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 788
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
The Champions; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,789
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Vision Vision hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,393
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
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; The Avengers...  Marvel 310
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
United States Marine Corps; The Avengers...  Marvel 423
Captain Britain Captain Britain (Brian Braddock) hero
CBR Scale: I Anglican (nominal); mystical
Excalibur Marvel UK Marvel 365
Ant-Man Ant-Man (Scott Lang) villain hero
CBR Scale: S repentant
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 120
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 672
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Havok Havok (Alex Summers) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Magistrates; X-Men... 
[Cyclops' brother]
Marvel 592
Arabian Knight Arabian Knight (Abdul Qamar) hero
CBR Scale: M Sunni Muslim (Bedouin)
Desert Sword; Pantheon...  Marvel 30
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
The Champions; The Avengers...  DC Marvel 1,029
Doc Samson Doc Samson (Dr. Leonard Samson) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
E.D.I.T. (leader); Initiative Marvel 304
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Mockingbird Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers... 
[was Hawkeye's wife]
Marvel 293
Dazzler Dazzler (Alison Blaire) hero
CBR Scale: M singing
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 447
Guardian Guardian (James MacDonald Hudson) hero
  Alpha Flight Marvel 131
Shaman Shaman (Michael Twoyoungmen) hero
CBR Scale: M Native American shamanism
(Sarcee)
Alpha Flight; Native American Marvel 187
Northstar Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT; Quebecois separatist terrorist (former)
X-Men; Alpha Flight... 
[skier]
Marvel 284
Aurora Aurora (Jeanne-Marie Beaubier) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic nun
X-Men; Alpha Flight...  Marvel 211
Sasquatch Sasquatch (Dr. Walter Langkowski) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Jewish
Alpha Flight; Omega Flight Marvel 327
Snowbird Snowbird (Narya) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Inuit demi-goddess
Alpha Flight; First Flight Marvel 115
Skein Gypsy Moth (Sybil Dvorak) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Hedonist cult (leader); Gypsy/Roma (raised)
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 35
Paladin hero
  Heroes for Hire; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 136
Namorita Namorita (Nita Prentiss) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Defenders...  Marvel 305
Machine Man Machine Man (Aaron Stack) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 174
Multiple Man Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian; Buddhist
X-Factor; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 257
Brother Voodoo Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan
Heroes for Hire; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 110
Polaris Polaris (Lorna Dane) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor... 
[studied geophysics in college]
Marvel 464
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
The Defenders; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 207
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
(Asgardian)
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  The Defenders; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 361
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 656
Devil-Slayer Devil-Slayer (Eric Simon Payne) hero
CBR Scale: M Cult of the Harvester of Eyes
(former)
The Defenders Marvel 44
Moondragon Moondragon (Heather Douglas) hero clergy/religious leader scientist
CBR Scale: S Titanian priestess
The Avengers; The Defenders... 
[raised by Shao-Lom monks on Titan]
Marvel 335
Gargoyle Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) hero
CBR Scale: S Buddhist (disciple of Vishnu Dass); occult
The Defenders Marvel 125
Black Bolt Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon) hero
CBR Scale: M Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 505
Medusa Medusa (Medusalith Boltagon) hero
CBR Scale: R Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 416
Crystal Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: S Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 531
Gorgon Gorgon hero
CBR Scale: M Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 317
Karnak Karnak hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Inhuman religion (priest)
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 299
Triton Triton hero
CBR Scale: R Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 278
Lockjaw Lockjaw hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Inhumans; Inhuman Royal Family... 
[teleporting dog; escort to Inhumans Royal Family]
Marvel 257
Ka-Zar Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder) hero
  [aristocrat; fisherman...] Marvel 315
Shanna the She-Devil Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna O'Hara Plunder) hero
  [1st app: Shanna, the She-Devil (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1972)] Marvel 158
Zabu Zabu hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Pet Avengers; saber-toothed cat
[sabretooth tiger]
Marvel 163
Sunfire Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Shinto
X-Men; Big Hero 6...  Marvel 259
Sabra Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph) hero
CBR Scale: M Jewish
The Mutant Underground; X-Corporation Marvel 59
Doctor Druid Doctor Druid (Anthony Ludgate) hero
CBR Scale: M Druidism (plus Tibetan Buddhism)
The Avengers; Secret Defenders (leader)...  Marvel 151
Quasar Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) hero
CBR Scale: S atheist
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers...  Marvel 317
Jocasta hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Avengers; Initiative: Mavericks Marvel 142
Stingray Stingray (Walter Newell) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 124
Firebird Firebird (Bonita Juarez) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
The Avengers; The Rangers...  Marvel 84
Hero hero
CBR Scale: S Eternals religion
The Avengers; Eternals Marvel 51
Jack of Hearts Jack of Hearts (Jonathan Hart) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders Marvel 144
Captain Universe Captain Universe hero
CBR Scale: D cosmic entity
[manifestation of Uni-Power, a portion of the Enigma Force] Marvel 77
Werewolf By Night Werewolf By Night (Jack Russell) hero
  The Howling Commandos; Night Shift Marvel 273
The Living Mummy The Living Mummy (N'Kantu) hero
CBR Scale: S African primal-indigenous
religion (Swarili)
The Howling Commandos; Shock Troop Marvel 40
Shroud Shroud (Maxillian Quincy Coleridge) hero
CBR Scale: M Hindu (Cult of Kali)
Night Shift Marvel 70
ROM ROM hero
  Spaceknights Hasbro Marvel 98
3-D Man 3-D Man (Chuck and Hal Chandler) hero
  1950s Avengers Marvel 19
Torpedo Torpedo (Brock Jones) hero
  [Stivak's successor] Marvel 33
Guardsman Guardsman (Michael O'Brien) supporting character hero
  Guardsmen; The Avengers (staff)...  Marvel 65
Whizzer Whizzer (Bob Frank) hero
  The Avengers; The Invaders...  Timely Marvel 108
Captain Ultra Captain Ultra (Griffin Gogol) hero
  The Defenders; Initiative: Nebraska team Marvel 30
Ikaris Ikaris hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion
Star Masters; Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation...  Marvel 103
Sersi Sersi hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion; Hedonist
The Avengers; Eternals Marvel 229
Ajak Ajak hero
CBR Scale: M Eternals religion; worshipped by Aztecs and Incans
Eternals
[servant of Celestials]
Marvel 31
Makkari Makkari hero
CBR Scale: M Eternals religion
The Monster Hunters; Eternals...  Marvel 111
Thena Thena (Azura) hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion
Heroes for Hire; Eternals...  Marvel 87
Karkas Karkas hero
CBR Scale: U Deviant religion; Eternals
religion
Deviants; Eternals Marvel 9
Phantom Rider Night Rider (Carter Slade) hero
  [1st app: The Ghost Rider (vol. 1) #1 (Feb. 1967)] Marvel 22
Texas Twister Texas Twister (Drew Daniels) hero
  The Rangers; Thunderbolts Army...  Marvel 38
Red Wolf Red Wolf (Will Talltrees) hero
CBR Scale: M Native American spirituality
(Cherokee)
The Rangers; Native American Marvel 34
Titanis Titanis hero
CBR Scale: R Eternals religion
Eternals; Eternal Marvel 3
Ransak the Reject Ransak the Reject (Ransak) hero
CBR Scale: S Deviant religion (raised);
Eternals religion
Delta Force; Deviants...  Marvel 17
Collective Man Collective Man (Han, Chang, Lin, Sun and Ho Tao-Yu) hero
CBR Scale: S Maoist Communist
The 198; 3-Peace...  Marvel 26
Le Peregrine Le Peregrine (Alaine Racine) hero
  [] Marvel 19
American Eagle American Eagle (Jason Strongbow) hero
CBR Scale: S Navajo traditional religion
(tribal leader)
Native American Marvel 27
Shamrock Shamrock (Molly Fitzgerald) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[] Marvel 13
Blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg (Franz Mittelstaedt) hero
  Schutz Heiligruppe Marvel 11
Talisman Talisman hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Australian Aboriginal religion
Aboriginal Australian Marvel 7
Defensor Defensor (Gabriel Sepulveda) hero
  Hispanic Marvel 5
El Aguila El Aguila (Alejandro Montoya) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[] Marvel 16
Red Ghost Red Ghost (Ivan Kragoff) villain
CBR Scale: S Marxist Communist
The Frightful Four; Super-Apes (leader) Marvel 95
Aquarian Aquarian (Wundarr) supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Water Children (leader, prophet)
Dakkamite
[Wundarr's origin is a parody of Superman's origin.]
Marvel 30
Blue Shield Blue Shield (Joe Cartelli) hero
  Project: Pegasus Marvel 21
Razorback Razorback (Buford Hollis) hero
  [from Arkansas; based at Starstop] Marvel 23
Tamara Rahn Tamara Rahn hero
CBR Scale: I alien
Banari Marvel 10
Vanguard Vanguard (Nikolai Krylenko) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist
Siberforce; The Soviet Super-Soldiers...  Marvel 56
Ursa Major Ursa Major (Mikhail Uriokovitch Ursus) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist (former)
Siberforce; The Soviet Super-Soldiers...  Marvel 45
Crimson Dynamo Crimson Dynamo (Dimitri Bukharin) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist
KGB; The Soviet Super-Soldiers...  Marvel 36
Darkstar Darkstar (Laynia Petrovna) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member; Christian (denomination unknown)
The Champions; X-Corporation...  Marvel 116
Stan Lee Stan Lee
(cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[principal Marvel Comics creator] Marvel 258
The Collector The Collector (Taneleer Tivan)
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe Marvel 80
Korvac Korvac (Michael Korvac)
(cameo)
villain
  Intimidators (leader); Prime Mover's minions
[born 2977 A.D.; would-be universal conqueror]
Marvel 17
Xaphan Xaphan
(1-panel cameo) 
villain
CBR Scale: D demon/fallen angel
[] Marvel 1