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Dark Avengers #1 (Mar. 2009)
by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato Jr.

Dark Avengers #1

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato Jr.


34 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.
Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom) villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
Fearsome Four; The Cabal Marvel 1,176
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
H.A.M.M.E.R. (leader); The Thunderbolts (leader)...  Marvel 417
Ares Ares villain hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
The Avengers; Dark Avengers... 
[god of war; Gods of Olympus]
Marvel DC 440
Sentry Sentry (Bob Reynolds) villain hero
CBR Scale: S angel
The Avengers; Dark Avengers Marvel 260
Moonstone Ms. Marvel (Karla Sofen) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 235
The Scorpion Venom (Mac Gargan) villain hero
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 315
Bullseye Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (nominal); nihilist
The Thunderbolts; Dark Avengers
[former baseball pitcher]
Marvel 243
Daken Daken (Daken Akihiro) villain
CBR Scale: S Shinto (raised); later "non-religious"
Dark X-Men; Dark Avengers... 
[son of Wolverine]
Marvel 72
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Noh-Varr) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Kree religion (former
missionary)
Kree; Dark Avengers
[was operative of 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt]
Marvel 100
Skrulls Skrulls villain group
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344
Victoria Hand Victoria Hand supporting character
CBR Scale: S LGBT; Humanist
H.A.M.M.E.R.; Dark Avengers (staff)
[2nd in command under Osborn in H.A.M.M.E.R.]
Marvel 108
Maria Hill Maria Hill supporting character
  S.H.I.E.L.D.
[Deputy commander of S.H.I.E.L.D. (former commander)]
Marvel 196
Morgan Le Fay Morgan Le Fay villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Celtic
goddess-worship/Druidism
(former priestess); half
faerie; Darkholders cult
(leader)
[1st app: Black Knight (vol. 1) #1 (May 1955)] Marvel 157
Agent 567 (Lucas)
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [federal agent] Marvel 1
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
White Queen White Queen (Emma Frost)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian (nominal); mutant supremacist
X-Men; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 3,409
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Loki
(1-panel cameo)
villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Liberators...  Marvel DC 696
Barack Obama Barack Obama
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S United Church of Christ (formerly Trinity UCC); eclectic upbringing (incl. Muslim/atheist/Marxist/Catholic/United Church of Christ)
[politician; attorney...] IDW Publishing Marvel, etc. 352
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(photo/picture/video)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
(photo/picture/video)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(photo/picture/video)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(mentioned)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Edwin Jarvis Edwin Jarvis
(mentioned)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Anglican
The Avengers (staff) Marvel 669
Ghost Ghost (Johnny)
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: S anti-corporate activist
A.I.M.; The Thunderbolts Marvel 36
Veranke Veranke
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: M Skrull religion
The Avengers Marvel 8
Itsu Akihiro Itsu Akihiro
(mentioned)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Shinto
[Wolverine's late wife; mother of his son Daken] Marvel 2