The New Avengers (vol. 1) #2 (Feb. 2005):
“Breakout! Part Two”
by Brian Michael Bendis, David Finch, Danny Miki, Mark Morales

The New Avengers (vol. 1) #2

Title: “Breakout! Part Two”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Feb. 2005

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis
Art by: David Finch, Danny Miki, Mark Morales

47 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker) hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock) hero
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Sentry Sentry (Bob Reynolds) villain hero
CBR Scale: S angel
Dark Avengers; The Avengers Marvel 260
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Jessica Drew
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
Heroes for Hire; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Foggy Nelson Foggy Nelson supporting character
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
[law partner of Matt Murdock (Daredevil)] Marvel 488
Carnage Carnage (Cletus Kasady) villain
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Carnage Family Marvel 135
Hydro-Man Hydro-Man (Morrie Bench) villain
  Sinister Syndicate; Sinister Twelve Marvel 84
Armadillo Armadillo (Antonio Rodriguez) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Hispanic; Hood's Army...  Marvel 52
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
Tombstone Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln) villain
  Hood's Army; Sinister Twelve Marvel 135
Mister Hyde Mister Hyde (Calvin Zabo) villain scientist
  Hood's Army; The Masters of Evil Marvel 143
Crossbones Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
HYDRA; Skeleton Crew Marvel 90
Mandrill Mandrill (Jerome Beechman) villain
  Black Spectre (leader); Crossfire's Mind Control Gang...  Marvel 61
Scarecrow Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton) villain hero
  Crime Wave; Hood's Army...  Marvel 43
Jigsaw Jigsaw (Billy Russo) villain
CBR Scale: S demonolatry
Hood's Army; Maggia Marvel 71
Grey Gargoyle Grey Gargoyle (Paul Duval) villain
  Doom's Brigade; Hood's Army...  Marvel 72
Vermin Vermin (Edward Whelan) villain
  Hood's Army; Thunderbolts Army Marvel 73
Veranke Spider-Woman (Veranke)
CBR Scale: M Skrull religion
The Avengers Marvel 8
Shockwave Shockwave (Lancaster Sneed) villain
CBR Scale: S Golden Dagger Sect
Hood's Army; Initiative... 
[Was one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Deltites.]
Marvel 35
Griffin Griffin (Johnny Horton) villain
  Hood's Army; Secret Empire Marvel 126
Bushwacker Bushwacker (Carl Burbank) villain clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former priest)
CIA; Hood's Army Marvel 46
Crusader Crusader (Arthur Blackwood) villain
CBR Scale: M Catholic (former seminarian)
Hood's Army
[religious zealot]
Marvel 14
Controller Controller (Basil Sandhurst) villain scientist
  Crossfire's Mind Control Gang; Hood's Army...  Marvel 69
Mister Fear Mister Fear (Alan Fagan) villain
  Crossfire's Mind Control Gang; Hood's Army...  Marvel 26
Barbarus Barbarus villain
  Savage Land Mutates Marvel 43
Cutthroat Cutthroat (Danny Leighton) villain
  Hood's Army; Skeleton Crew
[Diamondback's brother; was in "Savage Crims" gang]
Marvel 44
Zzzax Zzzax villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[formed from electricty] Marvel 21
Blackout Blackout villain
CBR Scale: M Lilin; human-demon hybrid
Firm; Hood's Army...  Marvel 9
Blood Brothers Blood Brothers villain
CBR Scale: I alien
Hood's Army; Roclite Marvel 5
Brothers Grimm (William and Jacob Grimm) villain
  [criminal] Marvel 2
Centurius Centurius (Noah Black) villain scientist
CBR Scale: U nihilist
black; Hood's Army... 
[attempted to destroy all life on Earth]
Marvel 4
Foolkiller Foolkiller (Kurt Gerhardt) villain
  Hood's Army Marvel 14
Slug Slug (Ulyssus X. Lugman) villain
  Hood's Army
[led own criminal organization]
Marvel 46
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 21, panels 1-3)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Purple Man Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 22, panels 1-3)
  Hood's Army
[led own criminal gang; Purple Girl's father]
Marvel 18
Count Nefaria Count Nefaria (Luchino Nefaria)
(3-panel cameo, pg. 3, panels 3-5)
  Ani-Men (leader); Lethal Legion (leader)...  Marvel 61
Electro Electro (Max Dillon)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 1, panel 2)
  Doom's Brigade; Emissaries of Evil (Electro)...  Marvel 274
Sauron Sauron (Karl Lykos)
(1-panel cameo, pg. 1, panel 2) 
  Brotherhood of Mutants; Savage Land Mutates...  Marvel 100
God God
(mentioned, pg. 10, panel 3) 
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Nick Fury Nick Fury
(mentioned, pg. 12, panel 2) 
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(mentioned, pg. 12, panel 2) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Lindy Reynolds Lindy Reynolds
(mentioned, pg. 12, panel 2) 
supporting character
  [The Sentry's wife; old friend of Invisible Woman] Marvel 39

There are LOTS of villains in this issue, which depicts a breakout from the Raft, a maximum-security facility for super-villains. As with many such stories, this issue features large-scale fights between some heroes and a crowd of villains. Most of the villains are seen fighting, but have no dialogue and receive no special emphasis. Some of these villains might really only be seen in a few panels, or even just one panel. So one could classify their appearance as a "cameo," but we have not done that here, because they are part of the battle throughout the issue. It is beyond the scope of what we are doing here to try to accurately identify every single character in every panel and provide precise counts for how many panels they appear in as part of a "cameo appearance."

Having said that, there are a few villains who really are emphasized more than others in this issue. Most prominently featured are Carnage, Mister Hyde, and Hydro-Man. In addition to these, a few villains are identified by name and given at least one or two panels of special emphasis: Count Nefaria, Foolkiller (Kurt Gerhardt), The Crusader (Arthur Blackwood), Cutthroat (Daniel Leighton) and the Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave).

One source identifies Typhoid Mary as a character in this issue, as one of the escaping convicts from the Raft. She definitely appeared in the previous issue, but I don't see her here. The Molecule Man (Owen Reece) may well have been an older gentleman seen in the crowd of villains two-page spread in the previous issue, but I don't see him here, although one source identified him.