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The Defenders (vol. 1) #25 (July 1975):
“The Serpent Sheds its Skin”
by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema, Jack Abel

The Defenders (vol. 1) #25

Title: “The Serpent Sheds its Skin”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1975

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Steve Gerber

Art by: Sal Buscema, Jack Abel


19 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Secret Defenders; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Giant-Man Yellowjacket (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
The Liberators; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
The Howling Commandos; The Defenders...  Marvel 207
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 (Asgardian)
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  Secret Avengers; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 361
Wong Wong supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Jack Norriss Jack Norriss supporting character
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One (lapsed)
The Defenders (ally); S.H.I.E.L.D.
[husband of Barbara Norriss (Valkyrie)]
Marvel 41
Sons of the Serpent Sons of the Serpent villain
CBR Scale: M White Supremacist: Sons of the Serpent
[] Marvel 42
The Supreme Serpent The Supreme Serpent (J. C. Pennysworth) villain
CBR Scale: M Sons of the Serpent (leader)
black; Sons of the Serpent
[posed as a white man to seek wealth, power]
Marvel 10
Elf with a Gun Elf with a Gun villain
CBR Scale: D elf
[1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #25 (July 1975)] Marvel 15
Tom Pritchett Tom Pritchett supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #25 (July 1975)] Marvel 1
Linda Pritchett Linda Pritchett supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #25 (July 1975)] Marvel 1
Jeff
(mentioned)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [friend of first shown victims of Elf with a Gun] Marvel 1
Marsha
(mentioned)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [friend of first shown victims of Elf with a Gun] Marvel 1
Leonard Martin Kyzewski
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: D Sons of the Serpent (White Supremacist)
Sons of the Serpent Marvel 6