Captain America (vol. 1) #369 (Apr. 1990):
“The Skeleton Crew”
by Mark Gruenwald, Ron Lim, Danny Bulanadi

Captain America (vol. 1) #369

Title: “The Skeleton Crew”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Apr. 1990

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mark Gruenwald
Art by: Ron Lim, Danny Bulanadi

14 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Diamondback Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) villain hero
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 173
The Black Queen The Black Queen (Selene) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion (nominal); Cult of Fire (high priestess); sorceress
Externals; The Inner Circle...  Marvel 67
Guardsman Michael O'Brien supporting character hero
  Guardsmen; Project: Pegasus...  Marvel 65
Hellfire Club soldiers Hellfire Club soldiers villain group
  The Hellfire Club Marvel 97
Crossbones Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
HYDRA; Skeleton Crew Marvel 90
The Hellfire Club The Hellfire Club villain group
  [1st app: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #129 (Jan. 1980)] Marvel 191
Tinkerer Tinkerer (Phineas T. Mason) villain scientist
  [serves the underworld] Marvel 104
Machinesmith Machinesmith (Samuel Saxon) villain
  Skeleton Crew; The Masters of Evil Marvel 50
Asp Asp (Cleo Nefertiti) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 15
Mother Night Mother Night (Susan Scarbo) villain
  Skeleton Crew Marvel 29
The Fourth Sleeper Sleeper villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Skeleton Crew Marvel 20
The Voice The Voice (Jason Lorne Cragg) villain
CBR Scale: M Communist
Skeleton Crew Marvel 10
Red Skull Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
CBR Scale: D Nazi
Axis Mundi; HYDRA... 
[Captain America's arch-nemy]
Marvel 298

The Skeleton Crew first comes together in this issue. This super-villain team of henchmen and agents of the Red Skull originally consists of Crossbones, Mother Night, The Voice (Jason Lorne Cragg) and Machinesmith, who is using the Fourth Sleeper (referred to simply as "Sleeper") as a body. Other villains will later join the Skeleton Crew: Minister Blood, Blackwing and Jack O'Lantern.

Most of the members of the Skeleton Crew were mercenaries who did not share the Red Skull's Nazi ideology.