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The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963):
“The Coming of the Avengers!”
by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

The Avengers (vol. 1) #1

Title: “The Coming of the Avengers!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1963

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Stan Lee
Art by: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers


21 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 Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Giant-Man Ant-Man (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
A-Bomb Rick Jones supporting character
  The Avengers (honorary member); The Teen Brigade (leader)...  Marvel 572
Loki villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Liberators...  Marvel DC 696
Bill Bishop Bill Bishop supporting character
  The Teen Brigade Marvel 6
The Avengers The Avengers hero group
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100
The Teen Brigade The Teen Brigade supporting character group
  [helpful young ham radio operators] Marvel 42
Rock Trolls Rock Trolls
(5-panel cameo, pg. 16-17)
villain group
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
[hidden race] Marvel 46
The Silent Ones
(5-panel cameo, pg. 16-17)
supporting character
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
Rock Trolls
[Trolls of Isle of Silence]
Marvel 4
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6-7)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Girl (Susan Storm Richards)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6-7)
hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Odin
(2-panel cameo, pg. 14, panels 5-6) 
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian
[Thor's father]
Marvel 307
Jane Foster Jane Foster
(2-panel cameo, pg. 2, panels 3-4)
supporting character
  Secret Avengers (staff)
[nurse/girlfriend of Donald Blake (Thor)]
Marvel 341
Bobby Bobby
(2-panel cameo, pg. 2, panels 3-4)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [young boy; Donald Blake's patient; plays baseball] Marvel 1
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6, panel 7)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 7, panel 1)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Charlie Charlie
(voice only, pg. 3-4) 
supporting character
 indeterminate  [ran train Loki framed Hulk for trying to derail] Marvel 1
Asgardians Asgardians
(mentioned, pg. 1) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
(Asgardian)
[alien race] Marvel 644