Captain America (vol. 1) #289 (Jan. 1984):
“Tomorrow, the World?”
by J. M. DeMatteis, Mike Zeck, John Beatty

Captain America (vol. 1) #289

Title: “Tomorrow, the World?”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1984

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: J. M. DeMatteis
Art by: Mike Zeck, John Beatty

30 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
Thor Thor (Donald Blake) hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Nick Fury Nick Fury hero
CBR Scale: U secular
black; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 1,898
She-Hulk She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters) hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
unknown) - nominal
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heroes for Hire...  Marvel 952
S.H.I.E.L.D. S.H.I.E.L.D. supporting character group
  [government agency; intelligence agency...] Marvel 1,188
Starfox Starfox (Eros) hero
CBR Scale: R Titanian religion
Eternals of Titan; The Avengers Marvel 207
Roxxon Roxxon supporting character villain group
  [company] Marvel 36
Mr. Zinneman supporting character
  [security operative] Marvel 1
Godwulf Godwulf
villain hero
CBR Scale: S religious
Nth Commandos; Nth Command...  Marvel 11
Brand Corporation Brand Corporation villain group
  [criminally-run subsidiary of Roxxon] Marvel 37
Iron Butterfly
  Nth Commandos; Nth Command...  Marvel 3
Albert DeVoor villain scientist
  Nth Command (leader)
[created Atomic Resequencer]
Marvel 6
Nth Command Nth Command villain group
  [division of Nth Command; goal to banish all superhumans] Marvel 15
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
Fantastic Five; Illuminati...  Marvel 4,661
Invisible Woman Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards)
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
black; Lady Liberators...  Marvel 5,068
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
Excalibur; Neyaphem...  Marvel 4,345
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Deathlok Deathlok (Luther Manning)
(flashback cameo)
  black; CIA...  Marvel 52
Hellinger Hellinger (Harlan Ryker)
(flashback cameo)
  [cyborg; created Deathlok and Alpha/Doomsday Mechs] Marvel 5
Luther Manning (Clone) Luther Manning (Clone)
(flashback cameo)
supporting character
  [human clone of Deathlok] Marvel 7
Gentle Sam
(flashback cameo)
  Nth Commandos; Nth Command...  Marvel 2
Timestream Timestream (Henry Akai)
(behind the scenes)
villain scientist
  Asian; Bangers (leader)... 
Marvel 8
Bernie Rosenthal Bernie Rosenthal
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Jewish
[Captain America's former girlfriend, fiance] Marvel 93
Mr. Rosenthal
supporting character
CBR Scale: M Jewish
[father of Captain America's girlfriend] Marvel 2
Mrs. Rosenthal
supporting character
CBR Scale: M Jewish
[mother of Captain America's girlfriend] Marvel 2

The "Nth Commandos" are a group of field operatives, drawn from the ranks of individuals who were members of the broader organization, Nth Command. The "Nth Commandos" really only appeared as a group in Captain America (vol. 1) #289.

The members of the "Nth Commandos" group were: Godwulf, Iron Butterfly, Gentle Sam, Sage, Swashbuckler and Angler. These same individuals (aside from Angler) were seen in the previous issue as members of the "Redeemers" squad, which organized by Godwulf.

The Nth Commandos came into conflict with Captain America (and others) when they traveled from the future to the present day on a mission to banish super-heroes, in a mission dubbed "Operation: Purge."

As seen in Captain America (vol. 1) #288, there was one alternative timeline in which Nth Command was successful in its effort to banish all super-humans from Earth.