The Avengers (vol. 1) #22 (Nov. 1965):
“The Road Back”
by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Wally Wood

The Avengers (vol. 1) #22

Title: “The Road Back”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Nov. 1965

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Stan Lee
Art by: Don Heck, Wally Wood

33 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Scarlet Witch Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) hero
CBR Scale: M Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sorceress
A-Next; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 1,624
Quicksilver Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) villain hero
CBR Scale: I Gypsy/Roma; ethnic half Jewish; sometimes mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutants; The Avengers...  Marvel 944
Hawkeye Hawkeye (Clint Barton) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination
Chain Gang; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,515
Atlas Power Man (Erik Josten) villain hero
  Emissaries of Evil (Egghead); Initiative...  Marvel 197
Enchantress Enchantress (Amora) villain
CBR Scale: M Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Lady Liberators (founder)...  Marvel 264
Ringmaster Ringmaster (Maynard Tiboldt) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 106
NYPD NYPD supporting character group real/historical person
  [police department] Marvel DC 1,396
Strong Man Strong Man (Bruce Olafsen) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 26
The Great Gambonnos The Great Gambonnos (Ernesto and Luigi Gambonno) villain
  Circus of Crime Marvel 52
Human Cannonball Human Cannonball (Jack Pulver) villain
  Circus of Crime; Hood's Army Marvel 57
Princess Python Princess Python (Zelda DuBois) villain
  Circus of Crime; Femizons...  Marvel 93
Griffin Clown (Eliot Franklin) villain
  Circus of Crime; Gamma Corps...  Marvel 72
Robert F. Wagner Robert F. Wagner supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[mayor] Marvel 8
The Avengers The Avengers hero group
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100
Circus of Crime villain group
The New York City Council The New York City Council supporting character group real/historical person
  [council member] Marvel 1
Mr. Sullivan supporting character
  [1st app: The Avengers (vol. 1) #22 (Nov. 1965)] Marvel 1
Flaherty supporting character
CBR Scale: U Catholic
NYPD Marvel 1
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(1-panel cameo)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Thor Thor (Donald Blake)
(1-panel cameo)
hero deity
CBR Scale: D Norse/Teutonic deity
Asgardian; Cosmic Avengers...  Marvel 4,362
Giant-Man Giant-Man (Hank Pym)
(1-panel cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
Awesome Android Awesome Android
(1-panel cameo) 
supporting character villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg-ampersand-Holliway; Heavy Metal Marvel 87
The Thing The Thing (Ben Grimm)
(on T-shirt)
CBR Scale: S Jewish
Fantastic Five; The Avengers...  Marvel 5,017
Human Torch Human Torch (Johnny Storm)
(on T-shirt)
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force...  Marvel 4,393
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(on T-shirt)
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 Girl (Susan Storm Richards)
(on T-shirt)
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,069
The Fantastic Four The Fantastic Four
(on T-shirt)
hero group
  [1st app: The Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961)] Marvel 100
The Mad Thinker The Mad Thinker (Dr. Jose Santini)
(behind the scenes) 
villain scientist
  Triumvirate of Terror (leader) Marvel 108
The Wasp The Wasp (Janet van Dyne)
CBR Scale: U Dutch Reformed (nominal); atheist
Lady Liberators; The Avengers...  Marvel 1,339
Winter Soldier Bucky (Bucky Barnes)
CBR Scale: U Protestant (nominal)
Kid Commandos; Liberty Legion...  Marvel Timely 395
Forbush Man Forbush Man (Irving Forbush)
supporting character
  New Paramounts
[forgotten super-hero with vast super-powers]
Marvel 3
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Catholic/Anglican
[actor; poet...] Marvel DC 83