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The Defenders (vol. 1) #45 (Mar. 1977):
“We Must Free the Defenders!”
by Gerry Conway, David Anthony Kraft, Roger Slifer, Keith Giffen, etc.

The Defenders (vol. 1) #45

Title: “We Must Free the Defenders!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1977

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Gerry Conway, David Anthony Kraft, Roger Slifer
Art by: Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson


11 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; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
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
  The Defenders; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 361
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 656
Red Guardian Red Guardian (Tania Belinskya) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member
The Defenders
[former adventurer, dissident champion; neurosurgeon]
Marvel 39
Aragorn Aragorn supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
horse
[winged steed of Black Knight (Whitman), Valkyrie]
Marvel 105
Jack Norriss Jack Norriss supporting character
CBR Scale: S Cult of the Nameless One
(lapsed)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Defenders (ally)
[husband of Barbara Norriss (Valkyrie)]
Marvel 41
Red Rajah Red Rajah villain
CBR Scale: D Cult of the Unliving Four
[human host to the Star of Capistan] Marvel 6