Captain America (vol. 1) #285 (Sep. 1983):
“Letting Go”
by J. M. DeMatteis, Sal Buscema, Kim DeMulder

Captain America (vol. 1) #285

Title: “Letting Go”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1983

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: J. M. DeMatteis
Art by: Sal Buscema, Kim DeMulder

23 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
Porcupine Porcupine (Alex Gentry) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Crime Wave...  Marvel 36
Edwin Jarvis Edwin Jarvis supporting character
CBR Scale: U Anglican
The Avengers (staff) Marvel 669
Nazis Nazis villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Nazi
[generic WWII Nazis] Timely Marvel, etc. 4,222
Nomad Nomad (Jack Monroe) hero
  Secret Defenders
[sidekick of 1950s Captain America]
Marvel 131
Secret Empire Secret Empire villain group
  [1st app: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966)] Marvel 120
Mister Buda (Tath Ki) supporting character
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe
[investigator of reality]
Marvel 32
Bernie Rosenthal Bernie Rosenthal supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[Captain America's former girlfriend, fiance] Marvel 93
Josh Cooper Josh Cooper supporting character
[neighbor, friend of Steve Rogers (Captain America)]
Marvel 24
Super-Patriot Mike Farrell supporting character
  The Watchdogs Marvel 32
The Patriot The Patriot (Jeff Mace) hero
  Liberty Legion; The All-Winners Squad...  Marvel Timely 89
Number 43 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Esther supporting character
  [1st app: Captain America (vol. 1) #285 (Sep. 1983)] Marvel 1
Dr. Hamer supporting character
  [doctor] Marvel 1
The Sub-Mariner The Sub-Mariner (Namor)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: S Atlantean Greco-Roman
classical religion
Atlantean; Dark X-Men...  Marvel 1,864
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Bucky II Bucky II (Fred Davis)
(flashback cameo)
  Penance Council; The All-Winners Squad...  Marvel 29
Human Torch Human Torch (Jim Hammond)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Heroes for Hire; Penance Council...  Marvel Timely 497
Whizzer Whizzer (Bob Frank)
(flashback cameo)
  Liberty Legion; Penance Council...  Timely Marvel 108
The Grand Director The Grand Director (William Burnside)
villain hero
CBR Scale: M idolizes Captain America
National Force
[taught history]
Marvel 13
Miss America Miss America (Madeline Joyce)
(flashback cameo)
  Liberty Legion; The All-Winners Squad...  Marvel Timely 95
Captain America (William Nasland)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: S Christian (denomination
The All-Winners Squad; The Crusaders...  Marvel 15
Adam II Adam II
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
[conquered world; significant recurring character] Marvel 2