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Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine! #8 (Sep. 2001):
“...To Aid the Avengers!”
by Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Kurt Busiek, Ron Frenz, etc.

Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine! #8

Title: “...To Aid the Avengers!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 2001

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Kurt Busiek
Art by: Erik Larsen, Ron Frenz, Jorge Lucas, Bill Wray, Rick Veitch, Bruce Timm, Al Milgrom, Terry Beatty


20 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.
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish
U.S. Air Force; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; 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 atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Girl (Susan Storm Richards) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor) hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Giant-Man Goliath (Hank Pym) hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
Black Panther Black Panther (T'Challa) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M African primal-indigenous
religion; Black Panther Cult
(leader)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 786
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom) villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
Fearsome Four; The Cabal Marvel 1,176
Black Bolt Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon) hero
CBR Scale: M Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 505
Medusa Medusa (Medusalith Boltagon) hero
CBR Scale: R Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 416
Crystal Crystal (Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: S Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 531
Triton Triton hero
CBR Scale: R Inhuman religion
Inhumans; Inhuman...  Marvel 278
Lockjaw Lockjaw hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Inhumans; Inhuman Royal Family... 
[teleporting dog; escort to Inhumans Royal Family]
Marvel 257
The Watcher The Watcher (Uatu) supporting character
CBR Scale: S monotheist / Watcher religion,
focusing on non-interference
and observation
The Watchers Marvel 582
Giganto villain
CBR Scale: U Deviant religion
Deviants
[big green monster from the cover of FF #1]
Marvel 4

This issue features the first (and only) appearance of a device called the "Agon-Sequencer." This technology neutralizes the sacred Terrigen mist that Inhumans use to undergo the transformations which imbue them with super powers.