Spider-Man: Dead Man’s Hand #1 (Apr. 1997):
“Dead Man’s Hand”
by Roger Stern, Darick Robertson, Dan Lawlis, Keith Aiken

Spider-Man: Dead Man's Hand #1

Title: “Dead Man’s Hand”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Apr. 1997

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Roger Stern
Art by: Darick Robertson, Dan Lawlis, Keith Aiken

18 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Carrion (Dr. William Allen) villain scientist
  S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 2
Mary Jane Watson Mary Jane Watson supporting character
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
[was wife of Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,827
Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson supporting character
  black Marvel 739
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Dum Dum Dugan Dum Dum Dugan hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Deadly Dozen; Godzilla Squad...  Marvel 555
High Evolutionary High Evolutionary (Herbert Edgar Wyndham) villain
CBR Scale: M Transhumanist
Animutants (founder); Knights of Wundagore (founder)...  Marvel 108
Tinkerer Tinkerer (Phineas T. Mason) villain scientist
  [serves the underworld] Marvel 104
Aunt May Aunt May
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Protestant
[raised Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,368
Norman Osborn Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Cabal of Scrier (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)...  Marvel 417
Sandman Sandman (Flint Marko)
villain hero
  Intruders (leader); Next Wave...  Marvel 388
Doctor Octopus Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
villain hero scientist
  Sinister Six; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 1,006
Chameleon (Dmitri Smerdyakov)
CBR Scale: S Communist
HYDRA; Maggia...  Marvel 144
Vulture Vulture (Adrian Toomes)
  Sinister Six; Sinister Twelve Marvel 342
Jackal Jackal (Miles Warren)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: U religious
[professor of biochemistry; cloning expert] Marvel 5
Uncle Ben Uncle Ben (Ben Parker)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Protestant
[Spider-Man's beloved late uncle] Marvel 51
The Agent The Agent (Rick Mason)
  S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 8
David Letterman David Letterman
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Presbyterian
[comedian; TV host] NBC CBS, etc. 2,681