Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #2 (Aug. 1997):
by John Ostrander, Pasqual Ferry, Jaime Mendoza

Heroes for Hire (vol. 1) #2

Title: “Blowup!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1997

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

15 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Black Knight Black Knight (Dane Whitman) hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (medieval)
Excalibur; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 430
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Iron Fist Iron Fist (Danny Rand) hero
CBR Scale: M Tibetan (K'un L'un) Buddhism
Heroes for Hire; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 672
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Heroes for Hire; Olympian...  DC Marvel 1,029
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond) hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Heroes for Hire; Penance Council...  Marvel Timely 497
White Tiger White Tiger hero
CBR Scale: D uplifted animal
Heroes for Hire; New Men...  Marvel 22
Vector Vector (Simon Utrecht) villain
  Hood's Army; Thunderbolts Army...  Marvel 61
Ironclad Ironclad (Mike Steel) villain hero
  Hood's Army; Thunderbolts Army...  Marvel 33
X-Ray X-Ray (Jimmy Darnell) villain hero
  Hood's Army; Thunderbolts Army...  Marvel 59
Vapor Vapor (Ann Darnell) villain
  Femizons; Hood's Army...  Marvel 57
Nitro Nitro (Robert Hunter) villain
  Hood's Army; Lunatic Legion...  Marvel 37
Controller Controller (Basil Sandhurst) villain scientist
  Crossfire's Mind Control Gang; Hood's Army...  Marvel 69
Lady of the Lake Lady of the Lake (Niamh) supporting character deity
CBR Scale: D Celtic goddess
[of Arthurian legend; empowered Black Knight] Marvel UK Marvel 11
The Master of the World The Master of the World (Eshu) villain
CBR Scale: S primal-indigenous; fundamentalist environmentalist
[would-be conqueror] Marvel 35
Strider supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[flying white horse Lady of Lake gave Black Knight]
Marvel 18