The Man-Thing (vol. 1) #17 (May 1975):
“A Book Burns in Citrusville!”
by Steve Gerber, Jim Mooney

The Man-Thing (vol. 1) #17

Title: “A Book Burns in Citrusville!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 1975

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Gerber
Art by: Jim Mooney

23 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Man-Thing Man-Thing (Ted Sallis)
(lead character)
hero scientist
  Daydreamers; Legion of Monsters... 
[Guardian of the Nexus of Realities]
Marvel 176
Olivia Selby villain
CBR Scale: D Evangelical Protestant
[Leader of Mothers' March for Decency] Marvel 4
Richard Rory Richard Rory supporting character
CBR Scale: S hippie
[friend of Man-Thing, She-Hulk] Marvel 36
The Mad Viking (Josefsen) villain
CBR Scale: U Norse/Teutonic paganism
[contemporary man; went mad when forced to retire] Marvel 5
Astrid Josefson supporting character
  [granddaughter of the Mad Viking; accidentally killed by him] Marvel 3
Jeb supporting character
  [1st app: The Man-Thing (vol. 1) #17 (May 1975)] Marvel 1
unnamed mayor of Citrusville supporting character
  [mayor] Marvel 1
Mr. Carpenter supporting character
  [1st app: The Man-Thing (vol. 1) #17 (May 1975)] Marvel 2
Newton Selby supporting character
CBR Scale: S Evangelical Protestant
[Olivia Selby's husband; helped her in school book burning] Marvel 1
Orville Latimer villain
CBR Scale: U Evangelical Protestant
[1st app: The Man-Thing (vol. 1) #17 (May 1975)] Marvel 2
Mothers' March for Decency supporting character group
CBR Scale: D Mothers' March for Decency
[opposed schools teaching Communism, Atheism, sex] Marvel 2
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Aquarian Aquarian (Wundarr)
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Water Children (leader, prophet)
[Wundarr's origin is a parody of Superman's origin.]
Marvel 30
Jennifer Kale Jennifer Kale
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M occult; Cult of Zhered-Na (priestess)
Legion of Night; Witches Marvel 68
Foolkiller Foolkiller (Ross G. Everbest)
villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Pentecostal; spirit
[vigilante, religious fanatic] Marvel 6
F. A. Schist F. A. Schist
  [owned construction co., tried to build on Man-Thing's swamp] Marvel 10
Korrek the Barbarian Korrek the Barbarian (Korrek)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Kathartan polytheistic
[warrior] Marvel 9
Darrel the Clown (Darrel Daniel)
supporting character
CBR Scale: M ghost
[circus clown; commits suicide; ghost judged by Critics] Marvel 4
Maybelle Tork
supporting character
CBR Scale: A demonolatry
[1st app: The Man-Thing (vol. 1) #9 (Sep. 1974)] Marvel 2
Zeke Tork
supporting character
  [husband of demon-creator Maybelle Tork] Marvel 2
Sybil Mills
supporting character
  [ballet dancer] Marvel 3
Brian Lazarus
supporting character
  [writer, saved from inner demons by Man-Thing, Sybil Mills] Marvel 1
Maura Spinner
supporting character
  [reincarnation of sea captain Captain Fate betrayed] Marvel 6