Classification: Technology (terrestrial)

Creator: Dr. Robert Bruce Banner

User/Possessors: US Air Force, Leader

Appearances: Tales to Astonish I#68 (June, 1965)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Absorbatron was designed to absorb the entire force of a nuclear explosion. It was never used, so it is not clear whether it could neutralize a bomb, or absorb the heat, radiation, and physical force of the explosion itself.

History: (Tales To Astonish I#68-69) - The Absorbatron was created by Bruce Banner for the US Army in an effort to provide a defense against nuclear attack. The device was stationed at Astra Isle for testing, and Banner and Major Glenn Talbot were sent to supervise the testing. The Leader sent his Humanoids to Astra Isle in powdery form and then enlarged them to full size after the arrival of Talbot and Banner. The Humanoids easily overwhelmed Talbot and then rendered the Hulk unconscious via gas. The Leader then arrived himself and carried both the Hulk and the Absorbatron back to his desert base via a magnetic attractor-beam on his ship. However, when the Hulk revived, his hatred of Banner caused him to lash out and destroy the Absorbatron. It was never rebuilt.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Clarifications: The Absorbatron should not be confused with:


Other Appearances:
Tales to Astonish I#69 (July, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks)

Last updated: 08/02/02

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