The Defenders (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 2001):
“While You Were Out...!”
by Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Ron Frenz, etc.

The Defenders (vol. 2) #9

Title: “While You Were Out...!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 2001

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Kurt Busiek, Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson

Art by: Ron Frenz, Scott Hanna

17 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
A.I.M. A.I.M. villain
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
Bloodstone Bloodstone (Ulysses Bloodstone) hero
CBR Scale: S primal-indigenous
The Monster Hunters Marvel 43
M.O.D.O.K. M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton) villain
CBR Scale: S Scientism
A.I.M. (leader) Marvel 199
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond) hero
  Squadron Supreme; Redeemers (Earth-712)...  Marvel 361
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  Legion of Unliving; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 639
Valkyrie Valkyrie (Samantha Parrington) hero
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism;
former radical Feminist
Lady Liberators; The Defenders Marvel 26
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
Orrgo villain hero deity
CBR Scale: S alien religion (deity)
The Howling Commandos
[extraterrestrial "space god" summoned by Headmen]
Marvel 11
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
The Ultimates; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
The Yancy Street Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Metro College; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S humanist; portrayed
alternatively as explicitly
believing in God and as
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661