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Avengers (vol. 1) #503 (Dec. 2004):
“Chaos: Part Four of Four”
by Brian Michael Bendis, Stan Lee, David Finch, Danny Miki, etc.

Avengers (vol. 1) #503

Title: “Chaos: Part Four of Four”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Dec. 2004

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, Stan Lee
Art by: David Finch, Danny Miki, Olivier Coipel, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Number of Pages: 34


57 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.
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 1,687
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
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
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) 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 Woman (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
(details) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne) hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
(leader)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
Wonder Man Wonder Man (Simon Williams) hero
CBR Scale: I religious
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 788
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
The Champions; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,789
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Captain Marvel Warbird (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
U.S. Air Force; The Avengers...  Marvel 784
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; The Avengers...  Marvel 310
Photon Photon (Monica Rambeau) hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
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
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
The Champions; The Avengers...  DC Marvel 1,029
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(details) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Firestar Firestar (Angelica Jones) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Avengers; The New Warriors...  NBC Marvel 338
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
The New Warriors; Counter Force...  Marvel 291
Darkhawk Darkhawk (Chris Powell) hero
  The Avengers; The New Warriors...  Marvel 180
Rage Rage (Elvin Daryl Haliday) hero
CBR Scale: S Protestant
The Avengers; The New Warriors...  Marvel 157
Hellcat Hellcat (Patsy Walker) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel Timely 656
Crystal Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: S Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 531
Quasar Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) hero
CBR Scale: S atheist
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers...  Marvel 317
Jocasta hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Avengers; Initiative: Mavericks Marvel 142
Stingray Stingray (Walter Newell) hero
  The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 124
Living Lightning Living Lightning (Miguel Santos) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT
The Avengers; The Rangers...  Marvel 118
Agatha Harkness Agatha Harkness
(details) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: D witch
[leader of New Salem; tutored Scarlet Witch] Marvel 152
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr)
(6-panel cameo, pg. 29-30)
villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
A-Bomb Rick Jones
(5-panel cameo, pg. 33-34) 
supporting character
  The Avengers (honorary member); The Teen Brigade (leader)...  Marvel 572
Giant-Man Giant-Man (Hank Pym)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 33-34) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D.
(1-panel cameo, pg. 28, panel 1)
supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(construct, pg. 21-22) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(construct, pg. 21) 
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie)
(construct, pg. 20-22) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants Marvel 3,526
Vision Vision
(construct, pg. 16-17) 
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,393
Nazis Nazis
(construct, pg. 18, panel 1) 
villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222
Red Skull Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
(construct, pg. 18, 21) 
villain
CBR Scale: D Nazi
HYDRA; The People's Militia... 
[Captain America's arch-nemy]
Marvel 298
Dormammu Dormammu
(construct, pg. 25, panel 1) 
villain
CBR Scale: D Faltine energy being;
extra-dimensional mystic
entity/powerful magic user
The Cabal Marvel 170
Ultron Ultron
(construct, pg. 21) 
villain
  The Masters of Evil; Lethal Legion Marvel 459
Thomas Maximoff Thomas Maximoff
(construct) 
supporting character
  [son of Scarlet Witch and Vision; may be Speed] Marvel 27
William Maximoff William Maximoff
(construct) 
supporting character
  [son of Scarlet Witch and Vision; may be Wiccan] Marvel 27
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(mentioned & on cover, pg. 10, panel 1) 
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(mentioned, pg. 30, panel 2) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Ant-Man Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
(mentioned, pg. 20, panel 1) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: S repentant
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 120
Loki
(mentioned, pg. 10, panel 1) 
villain deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Liberators...  Marvel DC 696
Kree Kree
(mentioned, pg. 7, panel 5) 
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
[alien race] Marvel 238
Baron Zemo Baron Zemo (Dr. Heinrich Zemo)
(mentioned, pg. 34, panel 1) 
villain scientist
CBR Scale: M Nazi
The Masters of Evil (founder); Thunderbolts (Counter-Earth) Marvel 121
Agamotto Agamotto
(mentioned, pg. 25-26) 
deity
CBR Scale: D mystic deity
Vishanti Marvel 15

Most of the art in this issue was by David Finch (penciler) and Danny Miki (inker). Pages 1-3 and 6 were illustrated by Olivier Coipel. Pages 32 through 34 (which are reproduced from an early issue of Avengers) were written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

The artists of the montage images (depicting the Scarlet Witch, gathered from numerous previous comics) are: George Perez, John Byrne, Scott Kolins, Kieron Dwyer, Alan Davis, Olivier Coipel, Michael Golden, Brent Anderson, J.G. Jones and Jack Kirby.