The Defenders (vol. 1) #21 (Mar. 1975):
“Enter: The Headmen!”
by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema, Sal Trapani

The Defenders (vol. 1) #21

Title: “Enter: The Headmen!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1975

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Gerber
Art by: Sal Buscema, Sal Trapani

15 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
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Clea hero
CBR Scale: S occult
The Defenders
[disciple/former girlfriend of Doctor Strange]
Marvel 222
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  Redeemers (Earth-712); Redeemers...  Marvel 361
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Barbara Norriss) hero
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One; Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders Marvel 24
Chondu the Mystic Chondu the Mystic (Harvey Schlemerman) villain
CBR Scale: M occult; yoga
Headmen Atlas Marvel 25
Gorilla-Man Gorilla-Man (Dr. Arthur Nagan) villain
  Headmen; Lethal Legion Atlas Marvel 25
Shrunken Bones Shrunken Bones (Dr. Jerold Morgan) villain scientist
  Headmen Marvel 22
Trish Starr Trish Starr supporting character
CBR Scale: M eclectic spiritual seeker;
mysticism; meditation
[niece of Egghead] Marvel 16
Sister Celestia Sister Celestia (Mrs. Denton) villain
CBR Scale: M Cult of the Nameless One
[mother of Barbara Norriss (Valkyrie)] Marvel 10
Al Denton Al Denton supporting character
CBR Scale: S religious/ethical
[killed by Destiny Force; father of Valkyrie/Barbara Norriss] Marvel 5
Mrs. Lafferty supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #21 (Mar. 1975)] Marvel 1
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Jack Norriss Jack Norriss
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Defenders (ally)
[husband of Barbara Norriss (Valkyrie)]
Marvel 41