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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:

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)
(lead character)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Dormammu Dormammu villain
CBR Scale: D Faltine energy being;
extra-dimensional mystic
entity/powerful magic user
The Cabal 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 (raised)
[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
Faltine
[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)
(cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Hulkbusters; Pantheon...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(cameo)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
Phoenix Jean Grey
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Metro College; The Twelve...  Marvel 1,905
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; The Acolytes...  Marvel 4,122
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Excalibur; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 3,128
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Men Marvel 3,526
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
Chain Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
Excalibur; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Vision Vision
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: I synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
A-Next; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 1,393
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 952
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Cloak Cloak (Tyrone Johnson)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
black; Dark X-Men
[partner of Dagger]
Marvel 216
Dagger Dagger (Tandy Bowen)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Dark X-Men; League of Losers... 
[partner of Cloak]
Marvel 219
Vindicator Guardian (Heather Hudson)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
Alpha Flight; Alpha Prime Marvel 249
Firestar Firestar (Angelica Jones)
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Hellions; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  NBC Marvel 338
Longshot Longshot
(cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Mojoworld television worship
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; The Exiles...  Marvel 204
Topaz
(cameo)
supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S occult; Native American spirituality
Witches Marvel 82
Mr. Weeks
(cameo)
supporting character
 prob. indeterminate  [ocean liner passenger] Marvel 1
Victoria Bentley Victoria Bentley
(cameo)
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.