The Champions (vol. 1) #1 (Oct. 1975):
“The World Still Needs...the Champions!”
by Tony Isabella, Don Heck, Mike Esposito

The Champions (vol. 1) #1

Title: “The World Still Needs...the Champions!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Oct. 1975

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Tony Isabella
Art by: Don Heck, Mike Esposito

19 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
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
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
Lady Liberators; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 1,789
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Heroes for Hire; Olympian...  DC Marvel 1,029
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) hero
CBR Scale: U Baptist (nominal); eclectic
Midnight Sons Marvel 306
Ares Ares villain hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
Dark Avengers; Olympian... 
[god of war; Gods of Olympus]
Marvel DC 440
Wonder Woman (WWII-era) Queen Hippolyta hero deity
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
All-Star Squadron; The Justice League...  DC 362
Pluto Pluto (Hades) villain hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity; Cult of
League of Avengers; Olympus Group
[god of Death]
Marvel Portal Comics 148
Ivan Petrovich Ivan Petrovich supporting character scientist
CBR Scale: S Communist
[father of Crimson Dynamo (Yuri)] Marvel 39
The Champions hero group
  [1st app: The Champions (vol. 1) #1 (Oct. 1975)] Marvel 107
Venus Venus (Aphrodite)
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
[1st app: Wonder Woman (vol. 1) #1 (Summer 1942)] DC Marvel 205
Cerberus supporting character
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
[3-headed Hellhound; Guardian of Hades and Hell] Marvel DC 10
Amazons supporting character group
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
[Lois and Clark were shipwrecked on an island of Amazons] DC Marvel 11
Harpies villain group
CBR Scale: D Greco-Olympian monster
[birds of prey with human head (female)] Marvel 19
The Mutates The Mutates villain group
  [mutated race of men Pluto brought from alternate future] Marvel 4
Richard Fenster Richard Fenster
supporting character
  [business manager for Champions (super-hero team)] Marvel 7
Thog Thog
(behind the scenes)
CBR Scale: D demon; Satanism
[1st app: Fear #11 (Dec. 1972)] Marvel 27
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Zeus Zeus
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
Council of Godheads
[supreme monarch of the Olympian gods]
DC Marvel 283