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Captain America (vol. 1) #175 (July 1974):
“..Before the Dawn!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta

Captain America (vol. 1) #175

Title: “..Before the Dawn!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 1974

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


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.
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
Number One Number One (Richard Nixon) villain based on a real person
CBR Scale: I Quaker
Secret Empire (leader) Marvel 4
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
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Gabriel Jones Number 68 (Gabriel Jones) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
unknown)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 125
Secret Empire Secret Empire villain group
  [1st app: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966)] Marvel 120
Peggy Carter Peggy Carter supporting character
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Avengers (staff)
[Captain America's WWII-era girlfriend; Agent 13's sister]
Marvel 72
Phantom Eagle Moonstone (Lloyd Bloch) villain
  Thunderbolts (Counter-Earth) Marvel 5
Quentin Harderman Quentin Harderman villain
CBR Scale: S Committee To Regain America's
Principles (leader)
Secret Empire (ally) Marvel 6
Committee To Regain America's Principles Committee To Regain America's Principles villain group
CBR Scale: M Committee To Regain America's
Principles
Secret Empire
[launched smear campaign against Captain America]
Marvel 5
Number Two villain
  Secret Empire
[armored; defeated Moonstone (Bloch) in staged fight]
Marvel 2
Number One I
(3-panel cameo, pg. 4, panels 1, 3-4) 
villain
  Secret Empire (leader) Marvel 5
Number Three
(3-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1-2, 4)
villain
  Secret Empire
[killed and impersonated by Punisher]
Marvel 11
Number 9
(3-panel cameo, pg. 4-5) 
villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 3
Harry
(3-panel cameo, pg. 8-9)
supporting character
 indeterminate  U.S. Army
[tried to defend White House against Secret Empire]
Marvel 1
The Hulk The Hulk (Bruce Banner)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 4, panels 2, 4) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
The Avengers; The Defenders...  Marvel 4,551
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
The Champions; X-Men...  Marvel 1,741
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 1-2)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
X-Men (founder); Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
Havok Havok (Alex Summers)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1,5)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Magistrates; X-Men... 
[Cyclops' brother]
Marvel 592
Polaris Lorna Dane
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
X-Men; X-Factor... 
[studied geophysics in college]
Marvel 464
Blob Blob (Fred J. Dukes)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; X-Corps...  Marvel 403
Mastermind Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Secret Empire; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 140
Unus the Untouchable Unus the Untouchable (Angelo Unuscione)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; Factor Three Marvel 69
Mesmero Mesmero (Vincent)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 6, panels 1, 5)
villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Weapon X; The Demi-Men
[stage hypnotist]
Marvel 54
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 4, panel 3) 
hero
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,864
Dum Dum Dugan Dum Dum Dugan
(1-panel cameo, pg. 17, panel 3)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 555
Boomerang Boomerang (Fred Myers)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 4, panel 2) 
villain
  Thunderbolts Army; The Masters of Evil... 
[played professional baseball]
Marvel 130
Viper Viper (Jordan Dixon)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 17, panel 2)
villain
CBR Scale: S activist; Committee To Regain
America's Principles
(temporary)
Secret Empire; Crime Wave...  Marvel 10
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(mentioned, pg. 5, panels 2-4) 
hero
CBR Scale: U secular
S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos...  Marvel 1,898
A.I.M. A.I.M.
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 1) 
villain group
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
HYDRA
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 1) 
villain group
CBR Scale: S HYDRA
[largest worldwide subversive organization] Marvel 283
Agent 13 Agent 13 (Sharon Carter)
(mentioned, pg. 5, panel 6) 
supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
unknown)
S.H.I.E.L.D.; Femme Force Marvel 262
The Devil The Devil (Satan)
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 2) 
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Devil
[generic Satan/Devil reference or appearance] DC Marvel, etc. 1,024
Richard Nixon Richard Nixon
(mentioned, pg. 7, 9) 
hero real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Quaker
X Presidents (ally) NBC Random House 504
The Sanitation Unit
(mentioned, pg. 11, 17) 
villain group based on a real person
CBR Scale: D Committee To Regain America's
Principles
[engineered prison break for Captain America] Marvel 3
Number Nine Number Nine (Linda Donaldson)
(mentioned, pg. 4, panel 5) 
villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 7
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 3) 
clergy/religious leader real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion
(chief priest)
[general; ruler] Vitagraph Company of America 250
Brutus Brutus
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 3) 
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion
[betrayed Caesar] Marvel 93