Coyote [Sylvester Santangelo]; Coyote Woman [Natalia "Tally" Gianetti]; Slash [Diana "Di" Rulitskya]; Hashishin [Djinn [Tony Coyne]]; Cassie Gianetti; John Davidson; Citizen Shakovsky; Mrs. Shakovsky; Shakovsky's mother; Dog; Lizette [Leslie Claire Hutchings]; Coyote God [Coyotl]; Scorpio Rose (last app. in SCORPIO ROSE #2 (Eclipse)); Reverend Sammy Akron [Mr. Smith]; Mikhail Gorbachev; Colonel Detenlev; Chairman Andropov; General Poltigov; Minister Shtedenko; Minister Tsugun; Boris Ilyich; Street Patrol Division [Josef Braditov (dies); Semyon; Aleksei]; Mrs. Braditov (mentioned); Yuri Braditov; Shadow Cabinet [Dark Cardinal; Don Cuervo; Halfdome [Quentin Hackett]]; Council of Elders; Venusians [Zaraq]
Coyote, Slash and Tally travel to Russia to take down the people who had mutated Slash. Comrade Josef Braditov imprisons and tortures the Shakovskys in an attempt to extract information from them about Slash. Sammy Akron hires Shadow Cabinet assassins to kill Lizette for preaching about Coyote God. Coyote God is captured by the Shadow Cabinet. Braditov is killed by Soviet agents under the command of a disguised Coyote. The Venusians prepare to take over Earth while, at the same time, the Djinn rallies the Hashishin for an assault. Scorpio Rose decides that she has to take action.