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The Defenders (vol. 1) #98 (Aug. 1981):
“The Hand Closes!”
by J. M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin, Joe Sinnott, Sal Trapani

The Defenders (vol. 1) #98

Title: “The Hand Closes!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1981

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: J. M. DeMatteis
Art by: Don Perlin, Joe Sinnott, Sal Trapani


20 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.
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 788
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd) hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
The Defenders; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 207
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 639
Devil-Slayer Devil-Slayer (Eric Simon Payne) hero
CBR Scale: M Cult of the Harvester of Eyes
(former)
The Defenders Marvel 44
Gargoyle Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) hero
CBR Scale: S Buddhist (disciple of Vishnu Dass); occult
The Defenders Marvel 125
Mephisto Mephisto villain
CBR Scale: D Devil
Six-Fingered Hand; The Cabal Marvel 381
Man-Thing Man-Thing (Ted Sallis) hero scientist
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; U.S. Army... 
[Guardian of the Nexus of Realities]
Marvel 176
Wong Wong supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Luann Bloom Luann Bloom supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[ultimately revealed to be robot created by Tribunal] Marvel 14
Thog Thog
(behind the scenes)
villain
CBR Scale: D demon; Satanism
[1st app: Fear #11 (Dec. 1972)] Marvel 27