Captain America (vol. 1) #315 (Mar. 1986):
“The Hard Sell”
by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary, Dennis Janke

Captain America (vol. 1) #315

Title: “The Hard Sell”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1986

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Mark Gruenwald
Art by: Paul Neary, Dennis Janke

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)
(lead character)
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Redeemers; Secret Defenders...  Marvel Timely 5,992
A.I.M. A.I.M. villain group
CBR Scale: S Scientism
[terrorist] Marvel 390
Diamondback Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) villain hero
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 173
King Cobra Cobra (Klaus Voorhees) villain scientist
  Initiative; Scavengers...  Marvel 87
Black Mamba Black Mamba (Tanya Sealy) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons... 
[fashion model, former professional criminal, call girl]
Marvel 77
Asp Asp (Cleo Nefertiti) villain
  BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons...  Marvel 15
Porcupine Porcupine (Alex Gentry) villain
  Batroc's Brigade; Crime Wave...  Marvel 36
Rattler Rattler (Gustav Krueger) villain hero
  Initiative; Serpent Society...  Marvel 20
Princess Python Princess Python (Zelda DuBois) villain
  Circus of Crime; Femizons...  Marvel 93
Anaconda Anaconda (Blondie Sitznski) villain
  Femizons; Serpent Society...  Marvel 67
Cottonmouth Cottonmouth (Burchell Clemens) villain
  Chain Gang; Serpent Society Marvel 44
Death Adder Death Adder (Roland Burroughs) villain
  Hood's Army; Savage Six...  Marvel 34
Bushmaster Bushmaster (Quincy McIver) villain
  Serpent Society; Thunderbolts Army Marvel 43
Sidewinder Sidewinder (Seth Voelker) villain
  Serpent Society; Serpent Squad Marvel 36
Cadence Industries villain group real/historical person
[front for A.I.M.; collected MODOK's corpse]
Marvel 1
Wilburn supporting character
  [butler] Marvel 2
Lt. Burns supporting character
  NYPD Marvel 1
Iron Man Iron Man (Tony Stark)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange (Dr. Stephen Strange)
(flashback cameo)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: D occult
Illuminati; Midnight Sons...  Marvel 1,687
Giant-Man Ant-Man (Hank Pym)
(flashback cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: U atheist
Commission on Superhuman Activities; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 1,543
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 1,752
Luke Cage Luke Cage
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: I Christian (denomination
black; Heroes for Hire... 
[formerly owned a bar and theater]
Marvel 951
Plantman Plantman (Samuel Smithers)
(flashback cameo)
villain hero
  Chain Gang; Crime Wave...  Marvel 86
Nomad Nomad (Jack Monroe)
(flashback cameo)
  Secret Defenders
[sidekick of 1950s Captain America]
Marvel 131
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: S Kree religion
[former captain of Kree star fleet]
Marvel 142
Nighthawk Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond)
(flashback cameo)
  Redeemers (Earth-712); Redeemers...  Marvel 361
Red Guardian Red Guardian (Tania Belinskya)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member
The Defenders
[former adventurer, dissident champion; neurosurgeon]
Marvel 39
Scarecrow Scarecrow (Ebenezer Laughton)
(flashback cameo)
villain hero
  Crime Wave; Hood's Army...  Marvel 43
Count Nefaria Count Nefaria (Luchino Nefaria)
(flashback cameo)
  Ani-Men (leader); Lethal Legion (leader)...  Marvel 61
Unicorn Unicorn (Milos Masaryk)
(flashback cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Communist Party member
[super soldier] Marvel 50
The Eel The Eel (Leopold Stryke)
(flashback cameo)
  Crime Wave; Emissaries of Evil (Egghead)...  Marvel 30
M.O.D.O.K. M.O.D.O.K. (George Tarleton)
CBR Scale: S Scientism
A.I.M. (leader) Marvel 199