X-Men: Black Sun #1 (Nov. 2000):
“First Spell: Skin the Cat!”
by Chris Claremont, Tom Derenick, Sean Parsons

X-Men: Black Sun #1

Title: “First Spell: Skin the Cat!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 2000

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Chris Claremont
Art by: Tom Derenick, Sean Parsons

13 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe) hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
black; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
Excalibur; Neyaphem...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; The Acolytes...  Marvel 4,122
Banshee Banshee (Sean Cassidy) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Factor Three; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 1,340
Sunfire Sunfire (Shiro Yoshida) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Shinto
Asian; Big Hero 6...  Marvel 259
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Excalibur; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 3,128
Amanda Sefton Magik (Amanda Sefton) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; sorceress
Excalibur; X-Men Marvel 117
demons demons villain group
CBR Scale: D demon
[generic unnamed demons] Marvel 2,000
Belasco Belasco villain
CBR Scale: D sorcerer; worshipped Elder Gods; degenerated into demon
[kidnapped Illyana Rasputin to Limbo] Marvel 36
Ru'Tai Ru'Tai villain group
CBR Scale: D alien demons
[alien race] Marvel 6
N'Garai N'Garai villain group
CBR Scale: D demons
[alien race] Marvel 17
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(only on cover)
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Thunderbird Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
(only on cover)
CBR Scale: S Native American spirituality
Apache; Native American...  Marvel 40

This publication is also known as: Black Sun: X-Men #1. The words "The New X-Men" appear prominently on the cover at the bottom, but the title and issue number on the cover are clearly X-Men: Black Sun #1.