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Dark Avengers #5 (Aug. 2009)
by Brian Michael Bendis, Mike Deodato Jr.

Dark Avengers #5

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 2009

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: Mike Deodato Jr.


42 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.
Norman Osborn Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
H.A.M.M.E.R. (leader); The Thunderbolts (leader)...  Marvel 417
Ares Ares villain hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
The Avengers; Dark Avengers... 
[god of war; Gods of Olympus]
Marvel DC 440
Sentry Sentry (Bob Reynolds) villain hero
CBR Scale: S angel
The Avengers; Dark Avengers Marvel 260
Moonstone Ms. Marvel (Karla Sofen) villain hero
CBR Scale: U Buddhist
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 235
The Scorpion Venom (Mac Gargan) villain hero
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 315
Bullseye Bullseye (Benjamin Poindexter) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (nominal); nihilist
The Thunderbolts; Dark Avengers
[former baseball pitcher]
Marvel 243
Daken Daken (Daken Akihiro) villain
CBR Scale: S Shinto (raised); later "non-religious"
Dark X-Men; Dark Avengers... 
[son of Wolverine]
Marvel 72
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Noh-Varr) hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Kree religion (former
missionary)
Kree; Dark Avengers
[was operative of 18th Kree Diplomatic Gestalt]
Marvel 100
Shannon Queller supporting character
 indeterminate  [interviewed Norman Osborn on national TV] Marvel 1
unnamed film director's date
(9-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [1st app: Dark Avengers #5 (Aug. 2009)] Marvel 1
Hawkeye Ronin (Clint Barton)
(8-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
unnamed film director
(8-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [film director] Marvel 1
unnamed valet parker
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [valet parker] Marvel 1
Victoria Hand Victoria Hand
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S LGBT; Humanist
H.A.M.M.E.R.; Dark Avengers (staff)
[2nd in command under Osborn in H.A.M.M.E.R.]
Marvel 108
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(3-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff)
(3-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
The Avengers; X-Factor...  Marvel 944
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(2-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Atlanteans Atlanteans
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character group
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
[hidden race] Marvel DC 165
Mockingbird Mockingbird (Bobbi Morse)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers... 
[was Hawkeye's wife]
Marvel 293
Lindy Reynolds Lindy Reynolds
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
  [The Sentry's wife; old friend of Invisible Woman] Marvel 39
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture (2 panels))
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(mentioned in text & seen in picture (2 panels))
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
The Punisher The Punisher (Frank Castle)
(photo/video (4 panels))
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic (former seminarian)
United States Marine Corps; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,893
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(photo/video (3 panels))
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(photo/video (2 panels))
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(photo/picture/video)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters)
(photo/picture/video)
hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 952
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant)
(photo/picture/video)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; The Avengers...  Marvel 310
Moon Knight Moon Knight (Marc Spector)
(photo/picture/video)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion (raised Jewish)
United States Marine Corps; The Avengers...  Marvel 423
Elektra Elektra (Elektra Natchios)
(photo/picture/video)
villain hero
CBR Scale: I Greek Orthodox; Ninjutsu
The Hand; Code Red Marvel 331
Black Cat Black Cat (Felicia Hardy)
(photo/picture/video)
hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
Heroes for Hire Marvel 374
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(toy)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
God God
(mentioned)
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 10,615
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr)
(mentioned)
villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
Kree
[former captain of Kree star fleet]
Marvel 142
Morgan Le Fay Morgan Le Fay
(mentioned)
villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: S Celtic
goddess-worship/Druidism
(former priestess); half
faerie; Darkholders cult
(leader)
[1st app: Black Knight (vol. 1) #1 (May 1955)] Marvel 157
Phobos Phobos (Alex Aaron)
(mentioned)
supporting character hero deity
CBR Scale: M ethnically half Greco-Roman
deity
Secret Warriors
[son of Ares]
Marvel 7
Zuul Zuul
(mentioned)
villain deity
CBR Scale: D Mesopotamian demigod
[1st app: Ghostbusters (1984)] Delphi Films Columbia Pictures 1
Dana Barrett Dana Barrett
(mentioned)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S possessed by demon
[1st app: Ghostbusters (1984)] Delphi Films Columbia Pictures 4
Barack Obama Barack Obama
(mentioned)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S United Church of Christ (formerly Trinity UCC); eclectic upbringing (incl. Muslim/atheist/Marxist/Catholic/United Church of Christ)
[politician; attorney...] IDW Publishing Marvel, etc. 352