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Punisher (vol. 8) #1 (Mar. 2009):
“The Punisher Saga”
by Ronald Byrd, various

Punisher (vol. 8) #1

Title: “The Punisher Saga”

Medium: prose text story

Cover date: Mar. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Ronald Byrd
Art by: various


39 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.
The Punisher The Punisher (Frank Castle)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic (former seminarian)
United States Marine Corps; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,893
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
United States Marine Corps; The Avengers...  Marvel 423
Cable Cable (Nathan Christopher Summers) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Askani (leader)
X-Men; The New Mutants (leader)...  Marvel 666
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Dagger Dagger (Tandy Bowen) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
X-Men; The New Warriors... 
[partner of Cloak]
Marvel 219
Norman Osborn Norman Osborn villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
H.A.M.M.E.R. (leader); The Thunderbolts (leader)...  Marvel 417
Bullseye Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (nominal); nihilist
The Thunderbolts; Dark Avengers
[former baseball pitcher]
Marvel 243
Bengal Bengal (Duc No Tranh) villain hero
CBR Scale: S vengeance
U.S. Army; Shadow Initiative...  Marvel 30
Photon Captain Marvel (Genis-Vell) hero
CBR Scale: I Titanian Eternals religion
Kree; The Thunderbolts Marvel 158
Night Thrasher Night Thrasher (Dwayne Taylor) hero
  The New Warriors; Psionex...  Marvel 197
Namorita Namorita (Nita Prentiss) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Defenders...  Marvel 305
Nova Nova (Richard Rider) hero
  The Defenders; The New Warriors... 
[attended Harry S. Truman High]
Marvel 427
Darkhawk Darkhawk (Chris Powell) hero
  The Avengers; The New Warriors...  Marvel 180
Blade Blade (Eric Brooks) hero
  The Nightstalkers; Bloodshadows...  Marvel 228
Skrulls Skrulls villain group
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344
Venom Venom (Eddie Brock) villain
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Sinister Six...  Marvel 416
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider (Daniel Ketch) hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
Midnight Sons Marvel 169
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) hero
CBR Scale: U Baptist (nominal); eclectic
Midnight Sons Marvel 306
The Hand The Hand villain group
CBR Scale: D Ninjutsu
[1st app: Daredevil (vol. 1) #174 (Sep. 1981)] Marvel 155
Sleepwalker Sleepwalker hero
CBR Scale: S Sleepwalker religion
Secret Defenders; Operation: Lightning Storm...  Marvel 98
Deathlok Deathlok (Michael Collins) hero
CBR Scale: U Quaker (lapsed)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; U.S. Army...  Marvel 110
Nitro Nitro (Robert Hunter) villain
  The Untouchables; Hood's Army...  Marvel 37
Zero-G Zero-G (Alex Power) hero
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint
The New Warriors; Power Pack Marvel 192
Lightspeed Lightspeed (Julie Power) hero
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint
Power Pack; Loners Marvel 177
Mass Master Mass Master (Jack Power) hero
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint
Power Pack Marvel 160
Energizer Energizer (Katie Power) hero
CBR Scale: A Latter-day Saint
Power Pack; A-Next Marvel 170
Jigsaw Jigsaw (Billy Russo) villain
CBR Scale: S demonolatry
Maggia; Hood's Army Marvel 71
Doombots Doombots supporting character villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[robotic duplicates of Doctor Doom] Marvel 74
Frank Drake Frank Drake hero
  The Nightstalkers; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 74
Hannibal King Hannibal King hero
  The Nightstalkers; Midnight Sons Marvel 62
Tarantula (Anton Miguel Rodriguez) villain
  [criminal; revolutionary] Marvel 5
Ulik Ulik villain
CBR Scale: R Norse/Teutonic paganism
(Asgardian); rock troll
Rock Trolls Marvel 97
Tequila villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
[mistress of poison] Marvel 5
Garotte villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
[assassin] Marvel 5

"The Punisher Saga," published in Punisher (vol. 8) #1 (Mar. 2009), is a prose piece accompanied by pictures excerpted from many comics.