The Defenders (vol. 1) #4 (Feb. 1973):
“The New Defender!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Frank McLaughlin

The Defenders (vol. 1) #4

Title: “The New Defender!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1973

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

14 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
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
Excalibur; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
The Executioner The Executioner (Skurge) villain
CBR Scale: R Norse/Teutonic paganism
Asgardian; Mandarin's Minions...  Marvel 110
Enchantress Enchantress (Amora) villain
CBR Scale: M Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Lady Liberators (founder)...  Marvel 264
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Barbara Norriss) hero
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One; Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders Marvel 24
Aragorn Aragorn supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[winged steed of Black Knight (Whitman), Valkyrie]
Marvel 105
Fragon supporting character
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism (Asgardian); sorcerer
Marvel 1
Casiolena Casiolena villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism deity; sorcereress
Asgardian Marvel 5
Troglodytes Troglodytes villain group
CBR Scale: D Troglodyte
[inbreds living in caves near Garrett Castle] Marvel 2
Zeus Zeus
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
Council of Godheads
[supreme monarch of the Olympian gods]
DC Marvel 283
The Omegatron The Omegatron
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[intelligent doomsday device imbued with essence of Yandroth] Marvel 6