Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #3 (Aug. 1982):
“And the Winner...Death!”
by Mark Gruenwald, Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, John Romita Jr., etc.

Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #3

Title: “And the Winner...Death!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1982

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

51 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Death Death
(lead character)
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D cosmic entity
[embodies death/mortality] Marvel 587
The Grandmaster The Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe Marvel 71
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Invisible Woman Invisible Girl (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 5,233
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Academy of Tomorrow; Horsemen of Apocalypse...  Marvel 1,741
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
black; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 5,068
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
A-Next; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 1,624
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
black; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 786
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
Force Works; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 788
Vision Vision hero
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: I synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
A-Next; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 1,393
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 952
Captain Britain Captain Britain (Brian Braddock) hero
CBR Scale: I Anglican (nominal); mystical
Excalibur Marvel UK Marvel 365
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
Heroes for Hire; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 672
Arabian Knight Arabian Knight (Abdul Qamar) hero
CBR Scale: M Sunni Muslim (Bedouin)
Arab; Desert Sword...  Marvel 30
Sasquatch Sasquatch (Dr. Walter Langkowski) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Jewish
Alpha Flight; Omega Flight Marvel 327
Sunfire Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Shinto
Asian; Big Hero 6...  Marvel 259
Sabra Sabra (Ruth Bat-Seraph) hero
CBR Scale: M Jewish
The Mutant Underground; X-Corporation Marvel 59
Collective Man Collective Man (Han, Chang, Lin, Sun and Ho Tao-Yu) hero
CBR Scale: S Maoist Communist
3-Peace; Asian...  Marvel 26
Le Peregrine Le Peregrine (Alaine Racine) hero
  [] Marvel 19
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
Vanguard Vanguard (Nikolai Krylenko) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist
Exiles (Russian); Siberforce...  Marvel 56
Darkstar Darkstar (Laynia Petrovna) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member; Christian (denomination unknown)
Exiles (Russian); Republican Guard...  Marvel 116
The Collector The Collector (Taneleer Tivan) villain
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe Marvel 80
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
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
Kitty Pryde Sprite (Kitty Pryde)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Excalibur; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 3,128
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
CIA; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 423
Northstar Northstar (Jean-Paul Beaubier)
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT; Quebecois separatist terrorist (former)
Academy of Tomorrow; Alpha Flight... 
Marvel 284
Namorita Namorita (Nita Prentiss)
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 305
Devil-Slayer Devil-Slayer (Eric Simon Payne)
CBR Scale: M Cult of the Harvester of Eyes
The Defenders Marvel 44
Shanna the She-Devil Shanna the She-Devil (Shanna O'Hara Plunder)
  [1st app: Shanna, the She-Devil (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1972)] Marvel 158
Quasar Quasar (Wendell Vaughn)
CBR Scale: S atheist
Protectors of the Universe; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 317
Union Jack Union Jack (Joey Chapman)
  Knights of Pendragon; The Invaders Marvel 75
The Living Mummy The Living Mummy (N'Kantu)
CBR Scale: S African primal-indigenous
religion (Swarili)
Shock Troop; The Howling Commandos Marvel 40
Guardsman Guardsman (Michael O'Brien)
supporting character hero
  Guardsmen; Project: Pegasus...  Marvel 65
Shooting Star Shooting Star (Victoria Star)
  The Rangers Marvel 22
American Eagle American Eagle (Jason Strongbow)
CBR Scale: S Navajo traditional religion
(tribal leader)
Native American Marvel 27
Blue Shield Blue Shield (Joe Cartelli)
  Project: Pegasus Marvel 21
El Aguila El Aguila (Alejandro Montoya)
(behind the scenes)
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[] Marvel 16