Marvel Knights Spider-Man #14 (July 2005):
“Wild Blue Yonder, Part Two”
by Reginald Hudlin, Billy Tan, Jon Sibal

Marvel Knights Spider-Man #14

Title: “Wild Blue Yonder, Part Two”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 2005

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Reginald Hudlin
Art by: Billy Tan, Jon Sibal

22 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(lead character)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Ethan Edwards Ethan Edwards hero
CBR Scale: M Protestant
[based on Clark Kent/Superman, with Skrull twist]
Marvel 7
Captain America Captain America (Steve Rogers) hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark) hero
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Wolverine Wolverine (James Howlett / Logan) hero
CBR Scale: S raised Protestant; sometimes atheist; has practiced Buddhism; skeptical seeker
Alpha Flight; Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy...  Marvel 10,615
Luke Cage Luke Cage hero
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Absorbing Man Absorbing Man (Crusher Creel) villain
CBR Scale: I temporarily became follower of
The Masters of Evil Marvel 270
Veranke Spider-Woman (Veranke) villain
CBR Scale: M Skrull religion
The Avengers Marvel 8
mystery woman villain
CBR Scale: S Ninjutsu
The Hand
[trained by the Hand]
Marvel 6
Big Tony (Tony)
(7-panel cameo, pg. 12-13)
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[criminal] Marvel 1
Mary Jane Watson Mary Jane Watson
(3-panel cameo, pg. 9, panels 1-3)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
[was wife of Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,827
Aunt May Aunt May
(1-panel cameo, pg. 9, panel 1)
supporting character
CBR Scale: S Protestant
[raised Peter Parker (Spider-Man)] Marvel 1,368
J. Jonah Jameson J. Jonah Jameson
(1-panel cameo, pg. 10, panel 2) 
supporting character
CBR Scale: M hates Spider-Man
[Peter Parker's boss; Spider-Man's denouncer] Marvel 1,719
Spider-Woman Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
CBR Scale: I Wundagorian Transhumanism
(raised); HYDRA (former)
Heroes for Hire; HYDRA...  Marvel 353
Skrulls Skrulls
(behind the scenes)
villain group
CBR Scale: R Skrull religion
[alien race] Marvel 344
God God
(mentioned, pg. 10-11) 
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
Daredevil Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
(mentioned, pg. 15, panel 2) 
CBR Scale: M Catholic
Marvel Knights; Weapon X (Exiles) Marvel 1,801
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(mentioned, pg. 8, panel 2) 
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
Brotherhood of Mutants; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 4,999
The Owl The Owl (Leland Owlsley)
(mentioned, pg. 1, 23) 
  Gang of Four
[led his own criminal gang]
Marvel 135
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants
(mentioned, pg. 16, panel 2) 
lead character
CBR Scale: I anthropomorphic animal
[sea sponge]
Nickelodeon 182
Tony S.
(mentioned, pg. 12, panel 1) 
  [killed by Absorbing Man] Marvel 1
Father Angelo
(mentioned, pg. 12, panel 3) 
supporting character clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D Catholic priest
[blessed weapons for Big Tony's gang] Marvel 1


BELOW: Ethan Edwards asks Peter Parker if he has prayed today: New star reporter Ethan Edwards is a direct Superman parody who J. Jonah Jameson has partnered with Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man). Edwards is a deeply, sincerely religious Protestant Christian. Seeing that Peter Parker looks a little down, he asks his co-worker if he has prayed. Ethan adds, "I don't know if you're religious, or what your faith is, but you'd be surprised what a little faith would do."

Ethan Edwards asks Peter Parker if he has prayed today

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #14 (July 2005): "Wild Blue Yonder, Part Two", pg. 10, panels 4-6. Written by Reginald Hudlin. Art by Billy Tan, Jon Sibal. See also: faith; prayer; religious (the word "religious"); Protestant; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Ethan Edwards

BELOW: Spider-Man prays with Superman: Well, almost. The new star reporter at the Daily Bugle is a direct Superman parody. Deeply religious, he pulls his co-worker Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spider-Man) into a closet in order to pray to the Lord. Ethan is secretly arranging an opportunity to use his healing powers on Peter, but his deep religiosity and his sentiments about prayer are sincere, as seen in the following issues. Ethan tells Peter, "Open your heard to the Lord." Ethan also advises, "Don't underestimate the power of prayer, Peter." A fascinating reveal comes at the end of Marvel Knights Spider-Man #18: Reed Richards researched Ethan Edwards extensively and found that the ability to heal others was NOT among the powers he had been imbued with by his father. The last page of issue #18 reveals that Ethan's power to heal really did come from prayer.

Spider-Man prays with Superman

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #14 (July 2005): "Wild Blue Yonder, Part Two", pg. 11, panels 1-7. Written by Reginald Hudlin. Art by Billy Tan, Jon Sibal. See also: God; prayer; Protestant; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Ethan Edwards