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Captain America (vol. 1) #173 (May 1974):
“The Sins of the Secret Empire!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta

Captain America (vol. 1) #173

Title: “The Sins of the Secret Empire!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: May 1974

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Steve Englehart
Art by: Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta


31 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.
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
The Avengers; The Invaders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Falcon Falcon (Sam Wilson) hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; SHIELD Super-Agents...  Marvel 531
Dum Dum Dugan Dum Dum Dugan hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 555
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
Phoenix Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Secret Empire Secret Empire villain group
  [1st app: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966)] Marvel 120
Number Nine Number Nine (Linda Donaldson) villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 7
Number 13 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 3
Committee To Regain America's Principles Committee To Regain America's Principles
(details) 
villain group
CBR Scale: M Committee To Regain America's
Principles
Secret Empire
[launched smear campaign against Captain America]
Marvel 5
Brand Corporation Brand Corporation villain group
  [criminally-run subsidiary of Roxxon] Marvel 37
Chuck
(pg. 14-17)
supporting character
  [tried to stop Cap, Falcon from robbing factory] Marvel 1
Reb Ralston Reb Ralston
(cameo, pg. 2-5) 
hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 22
Izzy Cohen Izzy Cohen
(cameo, pg. 2-5) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Jewish
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos Marvel 76
Dino Manelli Dino Manelli
(cameo, pg. 2-5) 
hero
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos Marvel 81
Pinky Pinkerton Pinky Pinkerton
(cameo, pg. 2-5) 
hero based on a real person
CBR Scale: U Jewish; LGBT
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos... 
[based on actor David Niven]
Marvel 76
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5-6)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Number 16 (Mr. Black)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 17, panels 4-6)
villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 2
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 2-3) 
hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
The Avengers; Force Works...  Marvel 5,673
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1-2) 
villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Gabriel Jones Gabriel Jones
(2-panel cameo, pg. 2, panels 1-2)
hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 125
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6, panel 2) 
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6, panel 4) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III)
(mentioned, pg. 6, panels 3-4) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Banshee Banshee (Sean Cassidy)
(mentioned, pg. 7-8) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
X-Men; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 1,340
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)
(mentioned, pg. 6, panel 2) 
hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
The Avengers; A-Next...  Marvel 1,624
Havok Havok (Alex Summers)
(mentioned, pg. 6, panels 5-6) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Magistrates; X-Men... 
[Cyclops' brother]
Marvel 592
Polaris Lorna Dane
(mentioned, pg. 6, panels 5-6) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor... 
[studied geophysics in college]
Marvel 464
Quentin Harderman Quentin Harderman
(mentioned, pg. 7, panel 4) 
villain
CBR Scale: S Committee To Regain America's
Principles (leader)
Secret Empire (ally) Marvel 6