4 #28 (May 2006):
“Private Lives, Public Faces”
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mizuki Sakakibara

4 #28

Title: “Private Lives, Public Faces”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 2006

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Art by: Mizuki Sakakibara

17 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) 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) hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Roberta Roberta supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[receptionist] Marvel 19
Martin Simms Martin Simms supporting character
CBR Scale: S religious
[depressed man Reed Richards talked out of jumping to death] Marvel 2
Bethany Palmer supporting character
  [intimately abused by husband until Invisible Woman helped] Marvel 1
Jeff Palmer supporting character
  [abused his wife Bethany, a Fantastic Enterprises employee] Marvel 1
Christine Palmer
(6-panel cameo, pg. 14-16, 20)
supporting character
  [briefly dated Nightcrawler] Marvel 20
Jeremy Simms Jeremy Simms
(3-panel cameo, pg. 19-20)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S religious
[died in car crash; reunited with father in afterlife] Marvel 2
Lucy Simms Lucy Simms
(3-panel cameo, pg. 19, panels 2-4)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [ex-wife of would-be suicide jumper Mr. Fantastic saved] Marvel 2
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 14, panels 1, 3)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 14, panels 1-2)
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 1,864
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 14, panel 1)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Black Bolt Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 14, panel 1)
CBR Scale: M Inhuman religion
Illuminati; Inhuman Royal Family...  Marvel 505
Daredevil Matt Murdock
(mentioned, pg. 2, 5) 
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(mentioned, pg. 1, panel 2) 
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(mentioned, pg. 1, panel 2) 
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Martha Stewart Martha Stewart
(mentioned, pg. 1, panel 3) 
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Catholic
[business owner; publisher...] Marvel 335

This publication is also known as: 4 #28; Four #28 or Marvel Knights 4 #28.

This issue continues directly from Marvel Knights 4 #27.

Marvel Knights 4 #27 was the last issue of this series to go by the original series title: Marvel Knights 4.

With this month's comics, "Marvel Knights" imprint was folded into the broader main Marvel line. The new series title is simply Four according to the official indicia, but the title appears simply as 4 in the logo on the cover. Thus, this issue may be known as 4 #28 or Four #28.

It is worth noting that the logo was essentially unchanged by this title change. Throughout the first 27 issues of this series, the logo was a "4." The words "Marvel Knights" actually appeared as part of a corner box in the top left corner of the cover. Only the official indicia made it clear that the title was Marvel Knights 4 and not simply 4.

This issue continues directly from Marvel Knights 4 #27.

Although "Marvel Knights" is no longer part of the series title, this issue may be known as Marvel Knights 4 #28 because it continues the Marvel Knights 4 series.