Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 (Nov. 1988):
“Love is the Spell. The Spell is Death!”
by Peter Gillis, Richard Case, Randy Emberlin

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1

Title: “Love is the Spell. The Spell is Death!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1988

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Peter Gillis

Art by: Richard Case, Randy Emberlin

41 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(lead character)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Dormammu Dormammu villain
CBR Scale: D Faltine energy being;
extra-dimensional mystic
entity/powerful magic user
The Cabal
[Foe of: Dr. Strange (arch-enemy)]
Marvel 170
Clea hero
CBR Scale: S occult
The Defenders
[disciple/former girlfriend of Doctor Strange]
Marvel 222
Nightmare villain
CBR Scale: M demon
[haunts dreams of others] Marvel 149
Wong Wong supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Sara Wolfe Sara Wolfe supporting character
  [Doctor Strange's secretary; Wong's love interest] Marvel 63
Kaluu villain
CBR Scale: M sorcerer; Tibetan Buddhism
[former ruler of Kamar-Taj] Marvel 2
The G'uranthic Guardian villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[huge statue animated by mystic means] Marvel 13
Umar Umar villain
CBR Scale: M Faltine; mystical/occult
[ruler of Dark Dimension; Clea's mother; Dormammu's sister] Marvel 54
The Chosen One (Arnie Green) supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Tibetan Buddhism (lama)
[high lama of Kamar-Taj] Marvel 2
Xaos Imei Chang villain
CBR Scale: I mystically empowered
[skeleton of Imei Chang; empowered by Salome] Marvel 7
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Invaders; The Avengers...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Ultimates; The Order...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly
secular; sometimes prays;
Alcoholics Anonymous
Illuminati; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
The Ultimates; Thor Corps...  Marvel 4,362
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Nick Fury Nick Fury
CBR Scale: U secular
The Howling Commandos; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; 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
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards)
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; X-Men...  Marvel 2,604
Phoenix Jean Grey
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Factor; Metro College...  Marvel 1,905
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes
atheist; has practiced
Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Secret Defenders; Weapon X...  Marvel 10,615
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 4,122
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Excalibur; X-Men...  Marvel 3,128
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie)
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
X-Men; The Black Lantern Corps...  Marvel 3,526
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal);
The Ultimates; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
The Avengers; Chain Gang...  Marvel 1,515
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman)
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
Excalibur; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Vision Vision
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: I synthezoid; Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Guardians of the Galaxy...  Marvel 1,393
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
The Avengers; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 952
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Star Masters...  Marvel 826
Cloak Cloak (Tyrone Johnson)
CBR Scale: U Catholic
black; Dark X-Men
[partner of Dagger]
Marvel 216
Dagger Dagger (Tandy Bowen)
CBR Scale: S Catholic
X-Men; Marvel Knights... 
[partner of Cloak]
Marvel 219
Vindicator Guardian (Heather Hudson)
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Alpha Prime; Alpha Flight Marvel 249
Firestar Firestar (Angelica Jones)
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  NBC Marvel 338
Longshot Longshot
CBR Scale: S Mojoworld television worship
X-Factor Investigations; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 204
supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S occult; Native American
Witches Marvel 82
Mr. Weeks
supporting character
 prob. indeterminate  [ocean liner passenger] Marvel 1
Victoria Bentley Victoria Bentley
supporting character
CBR Scale: S occult; soul
[dated Dr. Strange; had latent sorcerous powers] Marvel 37

This publication is also known as: Doctor Strange (vol. 3) #1.