Captain America (vol. 1) #176 (Aug. 1974):
“Captain America Must Die!”
by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta

Captain America (vol. 1) #176

Title: “Captain America Must Die!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 1974

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

39 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
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Nazis Nazis
villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222
Agent 13 Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) supporting character hero
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
Femme Force; S.H.I.E.L.D. Marvel 262
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
Professor Abraham Erskine Professor Reinstein (Professor Abraham Erskine)
(6-panel cameo, pg. 4-5)
supporting character scientist
  [creator of the Super-Soldier Serum] Marvel 96
Heinz Kruger Heinz Kruger
(5-panel cameo, pg. 3-5) 
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[Captain America's 1st foe; Gestapo spy; killed Dr. Erskine] Marvel Timely 15
Vision Vision
(4-panel cameo, pg. 16, 18)
CBR Scale: MCBR Scale: I synthezoid; Catholic (temporary)
A-Next; Galactic Guardians...  Marvel 1,393
Redwing Redwing
(4-panel cameo, pg. 11-12) 
CBR Scale: I N.A.
falcon; Pet Avengers
[falcon; partner of Falcon (Sam Wilson)]
Marvel 128
General Chester Phillips General Chester Phillips
(4-panel cameo, pg. 3, panels 1-2, 6-7) 
supporting character
  Project: Rebirth (leader); U.S. Army
[involved with Project: Rebirth, Captain America's origin]
Marvel 17
Sgt. Stone
(4-panel cameo, pg. 2-3)
supporting character
  U.S. Army
[rejected Steve Rogers' application to join Army]
Marvel 1
Edwin Jarvis Edwin Jarvis
(2-panel cameo, pg. 10-11)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Anglican
The Avengers (staff) Marvel 669
Agent X Agent X-13 (Cynthia Glass)
(2-panel cameo, pg. 3, panels 5-6) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: M Jewish Bundist
FBI Marvel Timely 6
Giant-Man Giant-Man (Hank Pym)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6) 
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Red Skull Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 6) 
CBR Scale: D Nazi
Axis Mundi; HYDRA... 
[Captain America's arch-nemy]
Marvel 298
M.O.D.O.K. M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 2) 
CBR Scale: S Scientism
A.I.M. (leader) Marvel 199
Kang Kang (Nathaniel Richards)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 5) 
villain scientist
  Council of Kangs
[born in 31th century]
Marvel 274
Mole Man Mole Man (Harvey Elder)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 4) 
villain scientist
  [ruler of much of Subterranea] Marvel 297
The Grand Director Captain America (William Burnside)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 14, panel 2) 
villain hero
CBR Scale: M idolizes Captain America
National Force
[taught history]
Marvel 13
Dr. Murray Anderson
(1-panel cameo, pg. 3, panel 7) 
supporting character scientist
  Project: Rebirth
[present at creation of Captain America]
Marvel 4
Number One Number One (Richard Nixon)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 7) 
villain based on a real person
CBR Scale: I Quaker
Secret Empire (leader) Marvel 4
Rock Trolls Rock Trolls
(1-panel cameo, pg. 8, panel 3) 
villain group
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic paganism
[hidden race] Marvel 46
Diamond Head (Rocky)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 1) 
CBR Scale: S black supremacist
[led black supremacist Diamond Head gang]
Marvel 1
Stone-Face Stone-Face
(1-panel cameo, pg. 12, panel 3) 
[former leader of Harlem gangs]
Marvel 14
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 6)
supporting character
CBR Scale: R alien
[alien race] Marvel 2
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler
(photo/picture/video, pg. 2, panel 4) 
villain real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[1st app: Uma Kaeru (1935)] Shochiku Kinema 1,593
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam
(name seen in illustration (or on screen), pg. 3, panel 2) 
  [from American folklore] Marvel 17
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(mentioned, pg. 14, panel 3) 
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(mentioned, pg. 14, panel 3) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 6) 
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
The Cosmic Cube The Cosmic Cube
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 4) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: S pseudo-cosmic entity
A.I.M. Marvel 10
Errol Flynn Errol Flynn
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 7) 
real/historical person
  [actor] DC Marvel 72
Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart
(mentioned, pg. 3, panel 7) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
[actor] Vitaphone Corporation 156
Dr. Hjarmal Knute Svenson
(mentioned, pg. 9, panel 6) 
supporting character
  [doctor; explorer...] Marvel 1
Exiles (Red Skull allies)
(mentioned, pg. 11, panel 4) 
supporting character group