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The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006):
“Last Hand”
by Dan Slott, Kieron Dwyer

The Thing (vol. 2) #8

Title: “Last Hand”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 2006

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Dan Slott

Art by: Kieron Dwyer


53 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 Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation; Fantastic Five...  Marvel 5,017
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Weapon X (Exiles); Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Weapon Plus...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly
secular; sometimes prays;
Alcoholics Anonymous
The Ultimates; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Dark X-Men; The Cabal...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Giant-Man Yellowjacket (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
The Avengers; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Force; Metro College...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S humanist; portrayed
alternatively as explicitly
believing in God and as
atheist
The Avengers; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 2,604
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
X-Men; X-Club...  Marvel 5,233
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes
atheist; has practiced
Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Team X...  Marvel 10,615
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 4,122
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal);
atheist
Lady Liberators; The Ultimates...  Marvel 1,339
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
Thunder Guard; The Avengers...  Marvel 788
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist (lapsed)
SHIELD Super-Agents; black...  Marvel 531
Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; Starjammers...  Marvel 784
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
Hulkbusters (S.H.I.E.L.D.); Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway...  Marvel 952
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Lady Liberators; Cat People...  Marvel 310
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; Marvel Knights... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
Secret Defenders; The Avengers...  Marvel 672
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Heroes for Hire; The Avengers...  DC Marvel 1,029
Constrictor Constrictor (Frank Payne) villain hero
  The Frightful Four; Shadow Initiative...  Marvel 124
Alicia Masters Alicia Masters supporting character
  [blind sculptress; long-time Thing girlfriend] Marvel 416
Prowler Prowler (Hobie Brown) hero
  Outlaws; black...  Marvel 82
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  The Thunderbolts; Squadron Supreme...  Marvel 361
Lockjaw Lockjaw hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Pet Avengers; Inhumans... 
[teleporting dog; escort to Inhumans Royal Family]
Marvel 257
Stingray Stingray (Walter Newell) hero
  Initiative; The Avengers...  Marvel 124
Mesmero Mesmero (Vincent) villain
  Weapon X; Demi-Men
[stage hypnotist]
Marvel 54
Squirrel Girl Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green) hero
  The Great Lakes Avengers Marvel 33
Goliath Goliath (Bill Foster) hero
  Project: Pegasus; The Avengers...  Marvel 118
Mister Immortal Mister Immortal (Craig Hollis) hero
  The Great Lakes Avengers Marvel 36
Flatman Flatman (Val Ventura) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I LGBT
The Great Lakes Avengers Marvel 38
Doorman Doorman (DeMarr Davis) hero
  The Great Lakes Avengers Marvel 34
Big Bertha (Ashley Crawford) hero
  The Great Lakes Avengers Marvel 35
Veranke Spider-Woman (Veranke) villain
CBR Scale: M Skrull religion
The Avengers Marvel 8
Arlo North supporting character
  [dated Alicia Masters] Marvel 7
Rabbi Lowenthal supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Jewish rabbi
[performed Bar Mitzvah for the Thing] Marvel 1
Hiram Sheckerberg supporting character
CBR Scale: M Jewish
[pawn shop] Marvel 5
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
The New Warriors; Counter Force...  Marvel 291
Medusa Medusa (Medusalith Boltagon)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: R Inhuman religion
Lady Liberators; The Frightful Four...  Marvel 416
Valeria Richards Valeria Richards
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four Marvel 113
Marvel Girl Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey)
(cameo)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian (born); future
self: founder of Askani
religion
X-Treme Sanctions Executive; Excalibur...  Marvel 358
Dum Dum Dugan Dum Dum Dugan
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Godzilla Squad; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 555
Aquarian Aquarian (Wundarr)
(cameo)
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Water Children (leader,
prophet)
Dakkamite
[Wundarr's origin is a parody of Superman's origin.]
Marvel 30
Man-Thing Man-Thing (Ted Sallis)
(cameo)
hero scientist
  U.S. Army; Legion of Monsters... 
[Guardian of the Nexus of Realities]
Marvel 176
Willie Lumpkin Willie Lumpkin
(cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
[mail carrier] Marvel 98
Bi-Beast
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[would-be destroyer] Marvel 2
Aunt Petunia Aunt Petunia (Petunia Grimm)
(cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I resurrected
Lethal Legion (leader); HYDRA... 
[The Thing's aunt]
Marvel 1
The Impossible Man The Impossible Man
(cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S hedonist; alien
Poppupian Marvel 14
Jake Grimm
(cameo)
supporting character
  [raised Ben Grimm (Thing)] Marvel 7
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
Secret Defenders; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 353