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Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1 (May 2009):
“A Hostile Takeover”
by Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea

Batman: Battle for the Cowl #1

Title: “A Hostile Takeover”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2009

Publisher: DC

Written by: Tony S. Daniel

Art by: Tony S. Daniel, Sandu Florea


36 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.
Nightwing Nightwing (Dick Grayson) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination unknown); raised Gypsy/Roma
The Teen Titans; Batman family...  DC 4,498
Alfred Pennyworth Alfred Pennyworth supporting character
CBR Scale: I Anglican
[butler] DC 3,048
Robin Robin (Damian Wayne) supporting character
CBR Scale: U tabula rasa
The League of Assassins; Batman family
[son of Batman and Talia al Ghul]
DC 28
Commissioner Gordon Commissioner Gordon supporting character
CBR Scale: U Protestant
GCPD; The Mystery Analysts of Gotham City DC 2,797
Huntress Huntress (Helena Rosa Bertinelli) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Checkmate; Birds of Prey... 
[Position in Checkmate: Queen]
DC 520
Catwoman Catwoman (Selina Kyle) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Secret Society of Super Villains; Injustice League...  DC 911
Poison Ivy Poison Ivy (Pamela Lillian Isley) villain
CBR Scale: M fundamentalist
Environmentalist
Secret Society of Super Villains; The Suicide Squad...  DC 414
The Red Hood The Red Hood (Jason Todd) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
Batman family; The Teen Titans DC 276
Robin Robin (Tim Drake) hero
CBR Scale: U Jewish Catholic?
Young Justice; Batman family...  DC 695
The Riddler The Riddler (Edward Nygma) villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom DC 302
Scarecrow Scarecrow (Jonathan Crane) villain
CBR Scale: S Freudian
Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom...  DC 267
Killer Croc Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains DC 202
Oracle Oracle (Barbara Gordon) hero
  Birds of Prey; The Suicide Squad...  DC 921
Black Mask Black Mask (Roman Sionis) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S cult leader
Secret Society of Super Villains DC 131
Zsasz Zsasz (Victor Zsasz) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
[serial killer] DC 53
The Knight The Knight (Cyril Sheldrake) hero
  Ultramarine Corps; The Dome...  DC 20
Squire Squire (Beryl Hutchinson) hero
  Ultramarine Corps DC 18
recent finishing school graduate supporting character
  [bimbette Damian Wayne gave Batmobile ride to] DC 1
Jane Doe Jane Doe villain
  [mental patient] DC 10
The Great White Shark The Great White Shark (Warren White) villain
CBR Scale: U demonolatry
[1st app: Arkham Asylum: Living Hell #1 (July 2003)] DC 21
The Network The Network hero
  [defended Gotham after Batman (supposedly) died] DC 7
Black Canary Black Canary (Dinah Lance)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
Birds of Prey; The Justice League...  DC 1,406
Wildcat Wildcat (Ted Grant)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
hero
  All-Star Squadron; The Justice Society of America DC 423
Batwoman Batwoman (Kathy Kane)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish; LGBT
The Network DC 123
Harvey Bullock Harvey Bullock
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
  Checkmate; Gotham Major Crimes Unit DC 259
Lady Blackhawk Lady Blackhawk (Zinda Blake)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
  Birds of Prey; Blackhawks DC 116
Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty (Humphry Dumpler)
(2-panel cameo)
villain
  [model inmate in Arkham Asylum] DC 6
Batgirl Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I religiously untrained
Batman family; Justice League Elite...  DC 222
Man-Bat Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom)
(1-panel cameo)
villain scientist
  Secret Society of Super Villains DC 134
Clayface Clayface (Basil Karlo)
(1-panel cameo)
villain based on a real person
  Secret Society of Super Villains; Injustice League
[based loosely on Boris Karloff]
DC 60
Lynx Lynx (Ling)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S resurrected
Asian DC 22
unnamed mayor of Gotham City unnamed mayor of Gotham City
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [mayor] DC 4
Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian / Catholic (lapsed); atheist
The Justice League; The Outsiders (leader)...  DC 11,112
The Joker The Joker
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: M anarchist; obsessed with being Batman's arch-enemy
The Injustice Gang; The Joker League of Anarchy (leader)...  DC 1,679
Two-Face Two-Face (Harvey Dent)
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: M obsessed with dualism and
number 2; Taoist
The Injustice Gang; Injustice League DC 240
The Penguin The Penguin (Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot)
(mentioned)
villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Suicide Squad...  DC 403