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Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #1 (July 1997):
“Heroes and Villains”
by John Ostrander, Roger Stern, Pasqual Ferry, Jaime Mendoza

Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #1

Title: “Heroes and Villains”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1997

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: John Ostrander, Roger Stern
Art by: Pasqual Ferry, Jaime Mendoza


53 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 Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 672
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
The Champions; The Avengers...  DC Marvel 1,029
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
The Invaders; Heroes for Hire...  Timely Atlas, etc. 497
White Tiger White Tiger hero
CBR Scale: D uplifted animal
New Men; tiger...  Marvel 22
Vector Vector (Simon Utrecht) villain
  Thunderbolts Army; Hood's Army...  Marvel 61
Ironclad Ironclad (Mike Steel) villain hero
  Thunderbolts Army; Hood's Army...  Marvel 33
X-Ray X-Ray (Jimmy Darnell) villain hero
  Thunderbolts Army; Hood's Army...  Marvel 59
Vapor Vapor (Ann Darnell) villain
  Thunderbolts Army; Femizons...  Marvel 57
The Master of the World The Master of the World (Eshu) villain
CBR Scale: S primal-indigenous; fundamentalist environmentalist
[would-be conqueror] Marvel 35
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman)
(cover & 1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
The Avengers; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
unnamed blonde woman
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [flirted with Hercules in bar, to dismay of boyfriend Tony] Marvel 1
unnamed red-bearded scientist
(5-panel cameo)
supporting character scientist
 indeterminate  [bald with large red beard, sunglasses] Marvel 1
unnamed blonde scientist
(4-panel cameo)
supporting character scientist
 indeterminate  [blonde; spoke at science symposium at United Nations Plaza] Marvel 1
unnamed bartender
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [mad when Hercules threw yet another ruffian through window] Marvel 1
unnamed friend
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [brutish; attacked Hercules for flirting with Tony's girl] Marvel 1
Russ
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  Guardsmen Marvel 1
Controller Controller (Basil Sandhurst)
(2-panel cameo)
villain scientist
  Hood's Army; Crossfire's Mind Control Gang...  Marvel 69
Diane Brounstein
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [reported on event that brought Heroes for Hire together] Marvel 1
Tony
(2-panel cameo)
supporting character
 indeterminate  [effeminate man annoyed by Hercules at a bar] Marvel 1
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(1-panel cameo)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Giant-Man Hank Pym
(1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; The Liberators...  Marvel 1,543
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(1-panel cameo)
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 Woman (Susan Storm Richards)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
The Avengers; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 1,339
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
The Avengers; The Great Lakes Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Photon Photon (Monica Rambeau)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
  The Avengers; Nextwave...  Marvel 256
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
(1-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
The Defenders; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Citizen V Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo)
(1-panel cameo)
villain hero
  The Thunderbolts; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 142
Foggy Nelson Foggy Nelson
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
[law partner of Matt Murdock (Daredevil)] Marvel 488
Klaw Klaw (Ulysses Klaw)
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  A.I.M.; Fearsome Foursome...  Marvel 151
Igor Igor
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I uplifted animal
Super-Apes; baboon
[baboon; metamorph]
Marvel 22
Mikiho Mikiho
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I uplifted animal
Super-Apes; gorilla
[gorilla; super-strong]
Marvel 22
Peotor Peotor
(1-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I uplifted animal
Super-Apes; orangutan
[orangutan with magnetic powers]
Marvel 22
Mole Man Mole Man (Harvey Elder)
(1-panel cameo)
villain scientist
  [ruler of much of Subterranea] Marvel 297
Onslaught Onslaught
(1-panel cameo)
villain
  [dark side of Xavier and Magneto] Marvel 56
Awesome Android Awesome Android
(1-panel cameo)
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heavy Metal Marvel 87
John Wayne John Wayne
(photo/picture/video)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Presbyterian; Catholic
[actor] Marvel 242
Totoro Totoro
(toy)
supporting character
CBR Scale: D Shinto forest spirit
[1st app: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)] Studio Ghibli 5
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Weapon X (Exiles); Marvel Knights Marvel 1,801
Zeus Zeus
(mentioned)
supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman deity
Council of Godheads
[supreme monarch of the Olympian gods]
DC Marvel 283
Graydon Creed Graydon Creed
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: D anti-mutant
Purifiers; Friends of Humanity (leader)... 
[son of Sabretooth and Mystique]
Marvel 61
Nitro Nitro (Robert Hunter)
(mentioned)
villain
  The Untouchables; Hood's Army...  Marvel 37
D.W. Griffith
(mentioned)
supporting character
  [operated old move theater Luke Cage bought] Marvel 21
Harold Meachum
(mentioned)
supporting character villain
  [killed his business partner, who was Iron Fist's father] Marvel 5
White Tiger White Tiger (Hector Ayala)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
[college student] Marvel 15