Captain America (vol. 1) #158 (Feb. 1973):
“The Crime Wave Breaks!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, John Verpoorten

Captain America (vol. 1) #158

Title: “The Crime Wave Breaks!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 1973

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Englehart
Art by: Sal Buscema, John Verpoorten

28 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
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
black; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Cowled Commander Cowled Commander (Sgt. Brian Muldoon)
supporting character villain
  Crime Wave (leader); NYPD
[Steve Rogers' superior officer in NYPD]
Marvel 11
Redwing Redwing hero
CBR Scale: I N.A.
falcon; Pet Avengers
[falcon; partner of Falcon (Sam Wilson)]
Marvel 128
Viper Viper (Jordan Dixon)
(pg. 19-20)
CBR Scale: S activist; Committee To Regain
America's Principles
Crime Wave; Secret Empire...  Marvel 10
Morgan Morgan villain
  [leader of own crime organization based in Harlem] Marvel 28
Crime Wave villain group
  [created to prompt NYC into strengthening police force] Marvel 4
(6-panel cameo, pg. 7-8)
  black Marvel 3
Cal Trimble
(6-panel cameo, pg. 18-19)
supporting character
CBR Scale: M gambling
[Captain America's landlord] Marvel 4
(5-panel cameo, pg. 7, 9)
  black Marvel 3
Man-Mountain Quint (Quint)
(4-panel cameo, pg. 7, 9)
  black Marvel 4
Bob Courtney Bob Courtney
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
[Steve Rogers' police patrol partner]
Marvel 8
Ellen Muldoon
(2-panel cameo, pg. 5, panels 2-3)
supporting character
  [wife of Captain America's police sergeant] Marvel 3
Plantman Plantman (Samuel Smithers)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 20, panel 3)
villain hero
  Chain Gang; Crime Wave...  Marvel 86
Scarecrow Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 20, panel 3)
villain hero
  Crime Wave; Hood's Army...  Marvel 43
Porcupine Porcupine (Alex Gentry)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 20, panel 3)
  Batroc's Brigade; Crime Wave...  Marvel 36
The Eel The Eel (Leopold Stryke)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 20, panel 3)
  Crime Wave; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)...  Marvel 30
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 1)
supporting character
[Bossman Morgan's girlfriend]
Marvel 2
God God
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 1) 
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Doctor Octopus Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius)
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 2) 
villain hero scientist
  Sinister Six; The Masters of Evil...  Marvel 1,006
Hammerhead (Joseph)
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 2) 
  Maggia; Sinister Twelve Marvel 96
Grim Reaper Grim Reaper (Eric Williams)
(mentioned, pg. 18, panel 1) 
  HYDRA; Lethal Legion...  Marvel 98
Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Beauty (Princess Aurora)
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 1) 
lead character
CBR Scale: I Christian (medieval)
[princess] Walt Disney Pictures 49
Commissioner Feingold Commissioner Feingold
(mentioned, pg. 4-5) 
supporting character
  [police commissioner] Marvel 8
The Avengers The Avengers
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 3) 
hero group
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100
Louie the Eel (Louie)
(mentioned, pg. 18, panel 5) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: D gambling
[ran all-night poker game in Steve Rogers' building] Marvel 2
Rin Tin Tin
(mentioned, pg. 6, panel 6) 
hero real/historical person
CBR Scale: R N.A.
dog Irving Cummings Productions 179
The Pusher
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 2) 
  [drug dealer] Marvel 3