The Defenders (vol. 1) #42 (Dec. 1976):
“And in this Corner: The New Emissaries of Evil!”
by Gerry Conway, Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson

The Defenders (vol. 1) #42

Title: “And in this Corner: The New Emissaries of Evil!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 1976

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Gerry Conway
Art by: Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson

12 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
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Rhino Rhino (Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich) villain
  Doom's Brigade; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)...  Marvel 305
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
Egghead Egghead (Elihas Starr) villain
  Emissaries of Evil (Egghead); The Masters of Evil Marvel 48
Omar Karindu Omar Karindu supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Hindu; occult mystic; Cult of the Unliving Four (former leader)
[close friend of Dr. Strange] Marvel 6
Bundu supporting character
CBR Scale: U Cult of the Unliving Four
[1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #42 (Dec. 1976)] Marvel 1
Red Rajah The Star of Capistan villain
CBR Scale: D Cult of the Unliving Four
[human host to the Star of Capistan] Marvel 6
Cobalt Man Cobalt Man (Ralph Roberts) villain scientist
  Emissaries of Evil (Egghead) Marvel 9
Solarr Solarr (Silas King) villain
  Emissaries of Evil (Egghead); Thunderbolts (Counter-Earth) Marvel 11