The Defenders (vol. 1) #140 (Feb. 1985):
“The Heartbreak Kid!”
by Peter Gillis, Don Perlin, Kim DeMulder

The Defenders (vol. 1) #140

Title: “The Heartbreak Kid!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1985

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Peter Gillis
Art by: Don Perlin, Kim DeMulder

18 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 5,233
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Academy of Tomorrow; Horsemen of Apocalypse...  Marvel 1,741
Cloud Cloud ("Carol Faber") hero
CBR Scale: D sentient nebula
Secret Empire; The Defenders Marvel 31
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Brunnhilde) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
The Defenders
[former Chooser of the Slain]
Marvel 325
Moondragon Moondragon (Heather Douglas) hero clergy/religious leader scientist
CBR Scale: S Titanian priestess
Infinity Watch; The Avengers... 
[raised by Shao-Lom monks on Titan]
Marvel 335
Gargoyle Gargoyle (Isaac Christians) hero
CBR Scale: S Buddhist (disciple of Vishnu Dass); occult
The Defenders Marvel 125
Candy Southern Candy Southern hero
  Archer College; The Defenders (leader) Marvel 66
Vera Cantor Vera Cantor supporting character
  [long-time girlfriend of Hank McCoy (Beast)] Marvel 45
Edna Mae Terry supporting character
  [Heartbreak Kid caused her to re-experience past shame] Marvel 1
Louise Shepard supporting character
  [mother of the Heartbreak Kid] Marvel 1
Harry Shepard supporting character
  [father of the Heartbreak Kid; town sheriff] Marvel 1
neo-Nazis neo-Nazis villain group
CBR Scale: D neo-Nazi
Death's Head Squadron Marvel 2
The Heartbreak Kid (Daniel Atherton Shepard) supporting character
CBR Scale: U religious/ethical
[used self as martyr to draw hatred off of town] Marvel 2
Sassafras Sassafras supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[Beast's pet dog while he was with Defenders]
Marvel 20
Dolly Donahue Dolly Donahue supporting character
  [housekeeper] Marvel 31
The Phantom of Gamma-Ray Flats The Phantom of Gamma-Ray Flats (Ephraim Soles) villain
  [scavenger mutated by Gamma Spores] Marvel 5
Hiram Thomas supporting character
  [1st app: The Defenders (vol. 1) #140 (Feb. 1985)] Marvel 1

This publication is also known as: The New Defenders #140.