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Daredevil (vol. 1) #236 (Nov. 1986):
“American Dreamer”
by Ann Nocenti, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bob Wiacek

Daredevil (vol. 1) #236

Title: “American Dreamer”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1986

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Ann Nocenti

Art by: Barry Windsor-Smith, Bob Wiacek


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.
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,789
S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character
  [intelligence agency; government agency...] Marvel 1,188
Jack Hazzard villain
  CIA
[deranged super soldier; part of Project: Reptile]
Marvel 2
Sally supporting character
  [knew Jack Hazzard in high school; shocked when met as adult] Marvel 1
Tommy Tommy supporting character
  [rescued from water tower by Beast; Jack Hazzard's nephew] Marvel 2
Dr. Strike supporting character scientist
  [amoral] Marvel 2
Project: Reptile supporting character
  [unleashed primitive "reptilian" part of brain] Marvel 2
Nuke Nuke (Frank Simpson)
(flashback cameo) 
villain
CBR Scale: S ultra-nationalist
U.S. Army; The Thunderbolts...  Marvel 15
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(only on cover)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
The Avengers; The Ultimates...  Marvel 4,362
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(only on cover)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
The Avengers; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S 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)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 2,604
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy)
(only on cover)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 5,233
Phoenix Marvel Girl (Jean Grey)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Secret Defenders; X-Force...  Marvel 1,741
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Lady Liberators; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(only on cover)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
Excalibur; X-Men...  Marvel 4,345
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; Weapon X (Exiles)...  Marvel 4,122
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
S.H.I.E.L.D.; Excalibur...  Marvel 3,128
Rogue Rogue (Anna Marie)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: S Southern Baptist
Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Men...  Marvel 3,526
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,624
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
Chain Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Vision Vision
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: M synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
The Avengers; Guardians of the Galaxy...  Marvel 1,393
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
Lady Liberators (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 952
Photon Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau)
(only on cover)
hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Ant-Man Ant-Man (Scott Lang)
(only on cover)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S repentant
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 120
Luke Cage Power Man (Luke Cage)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Puck Puck (Eugene Judd)
(only on cover)
hero
CBR Scale: I religious
Alpha Flight; Beta Flight Marvel 209
Marvel Girl Phoenix (Rachel Grey)
(only on cover)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian (born); future
self: founder of Askani
religion
Excalibur; X-Men...  Marvel 358

The cover of this issue features a special border that was used on most every Marvel comic published this month, a border commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Marvel Comics. The border is the same on every comic and features numerous Marvel super-heroes, none of which have anything to do with the internal story (except the title character, of course). The border features the following characters, starting from the top left, down to the bottom up to the top right: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), the Hulk (Bruce Banner), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Namor the Sub-Mariner, Captain America (Steve Rogers), The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Puck (Eugene Judd), Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde), Rogue, Wolverine (Logan), Colossus (Piotr Rasputin), Storm (Ororo Munroe), Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), Cyclops (Scott Summers), Angel (Warren Worthington III), the Beast (Hank McCoy), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), the Vision, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Power Man (Luke Cage), the Thing (Ben Grimm), She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Thor.