The New Avengers (vol. 1) #53 (July 2009)
by Brian Michael Bendis, Billy Tan, Matt Banning

The New Avengers (vol. 1) #53

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Billy Tan, Matt Banning

32 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Hawkeye Ronin (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
Chain Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Captain Marvel Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Operation: Lightning Storm (leader); Starjammers...  Marvel 784
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Winter Soldier Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) hero
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) hero
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
Heroes for Hire; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Mockingbird Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse) hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers... 
[was Hawkeye's wife]
Marvel 293
The Hood The Hood (Parker Robbins) villain
CBR Scale: M demonolatry
Hood's Army; The Cabal Marvel 159
Son of Satan Son of Satan (Daimon Hellstrom) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
Shadow Hunters; The Defenders...  Marvel 207
Dormammu Dormammu villain
CBR Scale: D Faltine energy being;
extra-dimensional mystic
entity/powerful magic user
The Cabal Marvel 170
Madame Masque Madame Masque (Whitney Frost) villain
  Hood's Army; Maggia (leader) Marvel 146
Brother Voodoo Brother Voodoo (Jericho Drumm)
(2-panel cameo)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Vodoun houngan
black; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 110
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
A-Next; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 1,624
Magik Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: S occult/magick; demonolatry; raised Communist
The Exiles; The New Mutants Marvel 450
Doctor Doom Doctor Doom (Victor Von Doom)
(1-panel cameo)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Gypsy/Roma; magic/mysticism
Fearsome Four; The Cabal Marvel 1,176
Wiccan Wiccan (Billy Kaplan)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: I Reform Judaism
Young Avengers Marvel 106
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: S occult
The Defenders
[disciple/former girlfriend of Doctor Strange]
Marvel 222
The Black Queen The Black Queen (Selene)
(1-panel cameo)
villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion (nominal); Cult of Fire (high priestess); sorceress
Externals; The Inner Circle...  Marvel 67
Spiral Spiral (Rita Wayword)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
  Freedom Force Marvel 115
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: U Baptist (nominal); eclectic
Midnight Sons Marvel 306
Baron Mordo Baron Mordo (Karl Amadeus Mordo)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M sorcerer
The Offenders
[Ancient One's former disciple; minion of Dormammu]
Marvel 106
Wong Wong
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Tibetan Buddhism; occult
[house servant of Doctor Strange] Marvel 333
Modred the Mystic Modred the Mystic (Modred)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: M sorcerer
Darkhold Redeemers
[emissary of Chthon]
Marvel 39
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S occult; Native American spirituality
Witches Marvel 82
The Druid The Druid (Sebastian Druid)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: M Druid
Secret Warriors
[son of Doctor Druid]
Marvel 16
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand)
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
Heroes for Hire; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 672
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn)
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Cabal of Scrier (leader); Dark Avengers (leader)...  Marvel 417
Jewel Jewel (Jessica Jones)
  New Avengers (ally) Marvel 139
Agamotto Agamotto
CBR Scale: D mystic deity
Vishanti Marvel 15