The Defenders (vol. 1) #79 (Jan. 1980):
“Chains of Love!”
by Ed Hannigan, Herb Trimpe, Mike Esposito

The Defenders (vol. 1) #79

Title: “Chains of Love!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1980

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Ed Hannigan
Art by: Herb Trimpe, Ed Hannigan, Mike Esposito

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
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Giant-Man Yellowjacket (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
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
Mandrill Mandrill (Jerome Beechman) villain
  Black Spectre (leader); Crossfire's Mind Control Gang...  Marvel 61
Peeper Peeper (Peter Quinn) villain
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint (lapsed); radical mutant rights activist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Mutant Force...  Marvel 36
Burner Burner (Byron Calley) villain
CBR Scale: M mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Mutant Force... 
[terrorist, mutant rights activist]
Marvel 21
Lifter Lifter (Ned Lathrop) villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Mutant Force...  Marvel 17
Shocker Shocker (Randall Darby) villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Mutant Force...  Marvel 20
Slither Slither (Aaron Solomon) villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Fangs...  Marvel 22
Ruth Hart Ruth Hart supporting character
CBR Scale: U hippie
[friend of Richard Rory, Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown] Marvel 22
Aeroika Aeroika villain
CBR Scale: M Winged One religion
Winged One
[fought the Unnameable in fulfilment of Winged One prophecy]
Marvel 6
The Winged Ones The Winged Ones supporting character group
CBR Scale: M Winged One religion
[their race had an important prophecy, fulfilled by Aeroika] Marvel 6
Fem-Force villain group
  [black warrior mental slaves of Mandrill] Marvel 7
Amber Grant Amber Grant supporting character
  [James-Michael Starling's friend/classmate] Marvel 18
Dian Wilkins Dian Wilkins supporting character
  [James-Michael Starling's classmate/friend] Marvel 12
Buzzard People supporting character
CBR Scale: I alien
[sorcerer Ytitnedion was one of them] Marvel 5
Ytitnedion Ytitnedion villain
CBR Scale: D sorcerer
Buzzard People
[faithfully served the Unnameable]
Marvel 5
Baron Mordo Baron Mordo (Karl Amadeus Mordo)
CBR Scale: M sorcerer
The Offenders
[Ancient One's former disciple; minion of Dormammu]
Marvel 106
The Unnamed One The Unnamed One
villain deity
CBR Scale: D alien deity
[god and ruler of Tunnelworld; sorcerer] Marvel 9