The Defenders (vol. 1) #1 (Aug. 1972):
“I Slay By the Stars!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Frank Giacoia

The Defenders (vol. 1) #1

Title: “I Slay By the Stars!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1972

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Englehart
Art by: Sal Buscema, Frank Giacoia

13 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
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
Devil of the Dark villain
CBR Scale: D demon
[guarded entrance to Necrodamus' lair] Marvel 1
Necrodamus Necrodamus villain
CBR Scale: D sorcerer; worshipped dark gods
Legion of the Unliving
[tried to become a god by sacrificing innocents]
Marvel 11
The Nameless One The Nameless One villain
CBR Scale: D demon
Undying One
[leader of Undying Ones (ancient race of demons)]
Marvel 16
The Undying Ones The Undying Ones villain group
CBR Scale: D demon
[powerful, ancient race of demons] Marvel 6
Demon of the Dark villain
CBR Scale: D demon
[protected Necrodamus; beaten by Hulk] Marvel 1
Wong Wong
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Dark-Crawler Dark-Crawler
CBR Scale: U demon
Hulk-Hunters Marvel 11
The Omegatron The Omegatron
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[intelligent doomsday device imbued with essence of Yandroth] Marvel 6
Kenneth Ward Kenneth Ward
supporting character
  [Dr. Strange's old friend; discovered idol of Undying Ones] Marvel 3
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826