Nightcrawler (vol. 1) #3 (Jan. 1986):
“To Bamf or Not to Bamf!”
by Dave Cockrum

Nightcrawler (vol. 1) #3

Title: “To Bamf or Not to Bamf!”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Jan. 1986

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Dave Cockrum
Art by: Dave Cockrum

16 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(lead character)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
Excalibur; Neyaphem...  Marvel 4,345
Kitty Pryde Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Excalibur; S.H.I.E.L.D....  Marvel 3,128
Magik Magik (Illyana Rasputin) hero
CBR Scale: S occult/magick; demonolatry; raised Communist
The Exiles; The New Mutants Marvel 450
Lockheed Lockheed
CBR Scale: I alien dragon
Excalibur; Pet Avengers...  Marvel 248
Shagreen the Sorcerer (Shagreen) villain
CBR Scale: M sorcerer; worships Cthuma-Gurath
[humanoid shark] Marvel 4
Dreadwings villain group
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[flying creatures; agents of Shagreen] Marvel 1
Dark Bamf villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[collective form of all male bamfs, controlled by Shagreen] Marvel 2
X-Men X-Men
hero group
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 9,958
Bamfs supporting character group
CBR Scale: D extra-dimensional
[small blue elf-like beings; resemble Nightcrawler] Marvel 34
Bamf supporting character
CBR Scale: D extra-dimensional
[looks like Nightcrawler; only "named" member of Bamf race]
Marvel 12
The Fiend-With-No-Name (Mean) hero
CBR Scale: I extra-dimensional
[alternative dimension version of Wolverine] Marvel 6
Pinis supporting character group
CBR Scale: D Faerie
[small winged sprites, named for Wendy and Richard Pini] Marvel 1
Jinjav Sabree
(flashback cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I extra-dimensional
[jinjav (i.e., princess), met and fell for Nightcrawler] Marvel 3
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan)
(alternative reality version) 
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Colossus Colossus (Peter Rasputin)
(alternative reality version) 
CBR Scale: I Communist atheist (former)
Excalibur; The Acolytes...  Marvel 4,122
Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred
CBR Scale: D Muslim; demonolatry; occult (creator of Necronomicon)
[crimelord] Horace L. Lawson 17