The Defenders (vol. 1) #51 (Sep. 1977):
“A Round with the Ringer!”
by David Anthony Kraft, Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson

The Defenders (vol. 1) #51

Title: “A Round with the Ringer!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1977

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: David Anthony Kraft
Art by: Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson

24 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
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
CIA; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 423
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
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
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  Lady Liberators; Legion of Unliving...  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
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
Life Model Decoys Life Model Decoys supporting character group
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[android duplicates of people, usually VIPs]
Marvel 24
Lieutenant Kris Keating Lieutenant Kris Keating supporting character
[led NYPD's Special Powers Task Force]
Marvel 9
The Ringer The Ringer (Tony Davis) villain
CBR Scale: I resurrected
A.I.M. Marvel 11
Dollar Bill Dollar Bill (Aaron Tagma English) supporting character
  [tried to make documentary about Defenders] Marvel 19
Ledge Ledge supporting character
  Empire State University
[old friend of TV producer "Dollar Bill"]
Marvel 14
Lunatik Lunatik (Arisen Tyrk) villain deity
CBR Scale: M sorcerer
[ruler] Marvel 19
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Deathlok Deathlok (Luther Manning)
  black; CIA...  Marvel 52
The Foreigner The Foreigner
  NYPD; The 1400 Club (founder)
[head of 1400 Club; masqueraded as police captain]
Marvel 40
Ruby Thursday Ruby Thursday (Thursday Rubinstein)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: U Jewish
Headmen Marvel 39
Presence Presence (Sergei Krylov)
CBR Scale: S Communist
[] Marvel 29
Scorpio Scorpio (Jacob Fury)
CBR Scale: U astrology
Zodiac (Cartel); Zodiac (LMDs)
[Nick Fury's evil brother; died, was "remade" as LMD]
Marvel 45
CBR Scale: D astrology
Zodiac (LMDs) Marvel 7
John Steed John Steed
  The Avengers Associated British Corporation 193
Emma Peel Emma Peel
  The Avengers Associated British Corporation 60