The Defenders (vol. 1) #36 (June 1976):
“A Garden of Earthly Demise!”
by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema, Klaus Janson

The Defenders (vol. 1) #36

Title: “A Garden of Earthly Demise!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: June 1976

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Gerber
Art by: Sal Buscema, Klaus Janson

31 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
Plantman Plantman (Samuel Smithers) villain hero
  Chain Gang; Crime Wave...  Marvel 86
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
Red Guardian Red Guardian (Tania Belinskya) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member
The Defenders
[former adventurer, dissident champion; neurosurgeon]
Marvel 39
Wong Wong supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Aragorn Aragorn supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[winged steed of Black Knight (Whitman), Valkyrie]
Marvel 105
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
Chondu the Mystic Chondu the Mystic (Harvey Schlemerman) villain
CBR Scale: M occult; yoga
Headmen Atlas Marvel 25
Porcupine Porcupine (Alex Gentry) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Crime Wave...  Marvel 36
The Eel The Eel (Leopold Stryke) villain
  Crime Wave; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)...  Marvel 30
Nebulon Nebulon villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Celestial Mind Control Movement (founder/guru); Ul'lula'n religion
Squadron Sinister (ally) Marvel 23
Mr. Kaslov supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #35 (May 1976)] Marvel 2
Taylor Charles supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #35 (May 1976)] Marvel 2
Celestial Mind Control Movement Celestial Mind Control Movement villain group
CBR Scale: D Celestial Mind Control
[religious group founded by Nebulon] Marvel 6
Speed Demon Whizzer (James Saunders)
  Hood's Army; Sinister Syndicate...  Marvel 86
Vance Astro Vance Astro (Vance Astrovik)
CBR Scale: I Jewish (half)
Guardians of the Galaxy; Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation Marvel 133
Charlie-27 Charlie-27
  Guardians of the Galaxy; Jovian   124
Martinex Martinex (Martinex T'Naga)
  Galactic Guardians; Guardians of the Galaxy   108
Yondu Yondu (Yondu Udonta)
  Guardians of the Galaxy   98
Starhawk Starhawk (Stakar Vaughn)
  Cosmic Avengers; Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel 114
Hyperion Hyperion (Mark Milton)
  Squadron Supreme; Star Masters...  Marvel 175
Gorilla-Man Gorilla-Man (Dr. Arthur Nagan)
  Headmen; Lethal Legion Atlas Marvel 25
Trish Starr Trish Starr
supporting character
CBR Scale: M eclectic spiritual seeker;
mysticism; meditation
[niece of Egghead] Marvel 16
Doctor Spectrum Doctor Spectrum (Dr. Kinji Obatu)
  Squadron Sinister Marvel 6
Sons of the Serpent Sons of the Serpent
villain group
CBR Scale: M White Supremacist: Sons of the
[] Marvel 42
The Supreme Serpent The Supreme Serpent (J. C. Pennysworth)
CBR Scale: M Sons of the Serpent (leader)
black; Sons of the Serpent
[posed as a white man to seek wealth, power]
Marvel 10
Titus Richmond
supporting character
  [Nighthawk's father] Marvel 2
Rosalie Richmond
supporting character
  [Nighthawk's mother] Marvel 2
supporting character group scientist
CBR Scale: D Ludberdite religion
[alien race] Marvel 4