Creator: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
User/Possessors: Atom (Ray Palmer), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Captain America (Steven Rogers), Thing (Benjamin Jacob Grimm)
First Appearance: Avengers/JLA#2 (October 2003)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Time Bike is capable of cross-dimensional travel. It can be programmed with specific wavelengths that the Time Bike's scanners can then trace across dimensions. The Time Bike is also outfitted with a two-way audio-visual device for cross-dimensional communications.
(JLA/Avengers#1, Avengers/JLA#2 (fb)) - On Monster Island, Metron (a dimension-hopping scientist originating from the DC Universe) warned the Avengers that they had to collect 12 Items of Power before the DC Universe team known as the Justice League of America (JLA) were able to do so -- or else Earth-616 would be destroyed. Before taking the fight to the JLA in their native DC Universe with Metron's technology, the Avengers decided to set some wheels in motion on Earth-616. The Avengers explained the situation to the Fantastic Four and asked Mr. Fantastic to create a mode of transportation that they could use to travel between the two universes. The Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) sent Mr. Fantastic all the data that the Avengers had on the DC Universe, including scans that Iron Man (Tony Stark) took of the residue Metron left behind at Monster Island. Using this data, Mr. Fantastic created the Time Bike and programmed it with Metron's wavelengths.
(Avengers/JLA#2) - After the Avengers traveled to the DC Universe and confronted the JLA in the city of Metropolis, Captain America and Batman agreed that it would be more productive to join forces and figure out who was responsible for the weakening of the barrier between the universes rather than to fight. Batman brought Captain America back to his Batcave so that they could use Batman's resources to uncover the true motives of Metron and the Grandmaster, the suspected masterminds of the disturbances. Hoping to provide a method of investigation, Captain America (much to Batman's displeasure) activated a cross-dimensional homing beacon on his belt that broadcasted the Batcave's coordinates to the Fantastic Four on Earth-616. Seconds later, the Thing materialized in the Batcave with the Time Bike. Via the Time Bike's communication device, Mr. Fantastic explained to Captain America that the vehicle was programmed to trace Metron's wavelengths. Aboard the Time Bike, Captain America and Batman followed Metron's wavelengths and passed through an obliterated universe before ending up at the Grandmaster's home base in Earth-616's dimension. While at Grandmaster's home base, Captain America and Batman met up with the DC Universe hero known as the Atom and learned the full extent of the Grandmaster's game. The three heroes then used the Time Bike to travel to the Savage Land, where the Avengers and JLA were about to face-off for the final unclaimed Item of Power.
Comments: created by Kurt Busiek, George Perez, and Tom Smith
No known connection to
AVENGERS/JLA#2, page 22, last panel
AVENGERS/JLA#2, page 29, first panel
JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
Avengers/JLA#2 (2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
First Posted: 03/02/2004
Last updated: 01/01/2012
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