The Defenders Annual #1 (Oct. 1976):
“World Gone Sane?”
by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema, Klaus Janson

The Defenders Annual #1

Title: “World Gone Sane?”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 1976

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Gerber
Art by: Sal Buscema, Klaus Janson

21 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
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
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
Red Guardian Red Guardian (Tania Belinskya) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member
The Defenders
[former adventurer, dissident champion; neurosurgeon]
Marvel 39
Aragorn Aragorn supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[winged steed of Black Knight (Whitman), Valkyrie]
Marvel 105
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
Chondu the Mystic Chondu the Mystic (Harvey Schlemerman) villain
CBR Scale: M occult; yoga
Headmen Atlas Marvel 25
Gorilla-Man Gorilla-Man (Dr. Arthur Nagan) villain
  Headmen; Lethal Legion Atlas Marvel 25
Ruby Thursday Ruby Thursday (Thursday Rubinstein) villain scientist
CBR Scale: U Jewish
Headmen Marvel 39
Shrunken Bones Shrunken Bones (Dr. Jerold Morgan) villain scientist
  Headmen Marvel 22
Gerald Ford Gerald Ford hero real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X Presidents NBC Random House 154
Nebulon Nebulon villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Celestial Mind Control Movement (founder/guru); Ul'lula'n religion
Squadron Sinister (ally) Marvel 23
Marie supporting character
CBR Scale: M Celestial Mind Control
[captured, impersonated by Nighthawk, Red Guardian] Marvel 1
Pfenner supporting character
  [Presidential aide] Marvel 1
Ludberdites supporting character group scientist
CBR Scale: D Ludberdite religion
[alien race] Marvel 4
Celestial Mind Control Movement Celestial Mind Control Movement villain group
CBR Scale: D Celestial Mind Control
[religious group founded by Nebulon] Marvel 6
Plantman Plantman (Samuel Smithers)
villain hero
  Chain Gang; Crime Wave...  Marvel 86
Porcupine Porcupine (Alex Gentry)
  Batroc's Brigade; Crime Wave...  Marvel 36
The Eel The Eel (Leopold Stryke)
  Crime Wave; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)...  Marvel 30