The Defenders (vol. 1) #3 (Dec. 1972):
“Four Against the Gods”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney

The Defenders (vol. 1) #3

Title: “Four Against the Gods”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1972

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Englehart
Art by: Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney

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
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Valkyrie Barbara Norriss hero
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One; Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders Marvel 24
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
Warrior Wizards Warrior Wizards villain group
CBR Scale: M mystically empowered
[1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #2 (Oct. 1972)] Marvel 2
Lady Dorma Lady Dorma
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[Namor's late wife; born in Antartic Atlantean settlement]
Marvel 150
CBR Scale: S occult
The Defenders
[disciple/former girlfriend of Doctor Strange]
Marvel 222
Shalla Bal Shalla Bal
supporting character
CBR Scale: R Zenn-La religion
[beloved of Silver Surfer; Empress of Zenn-La] Marvel 131
Jarella Jarella
supporting character
CBR Scale: S K'ai religion
[Empress of K'ai; was Hulk's beloved] Marvel 45
Galactus Galactus (Galan)
CBR Scale: M cosmic entity
Heralds of Galactus (leader) Marvel 537