Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unidentified HYDRA scientists

Users/Possessors: Imperial Hydra (Arnold Brown)

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#139/1 (December, 1965)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Hunter was a drone designed by HYDRA to seek and capture intruders. It employed radar to find its targets, and could fire cables to snare weapons from its targets, an ultra-sonic stunner which used sonic vibrations to force a target unconscious, and had gas tanks to knock its targets unconscious with Coma Gas.

History: (Strange Tales I#139/1) - When Nick Fury escaped the custody of HYDRA with the aid of Laura Brown, the Imperial Hydra was reluctant to dispatch his Tiger Division, for fear that his daughter would be killed. Instead, he dispatched the Hunter against them. The Hunter tracked down Fury and Laura using its radar, and used its cables to snatch their guns from their hands. Undaunted, Fury attacked the drone barehanded.

(Strange Tales I#140/1) - As Fury grappled with the Hunter, it began to vent its Coma Gas. Laura desperately beat at it with a metal rod, but it released its ultra-sonic stunner to take care of her. Fury then flipped the Hunter over, upsetting its interior mechanisms, and leaving it unable to move.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

by Prime Eternal

The Hunter should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Strange Tales I#139, page 9, panel 6
Strange Tales I#139, page 10, panel 4

Strange Tales I#139 (December, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks)
Strange Tales I#140 (January, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Don Heck (inks)

First Posted: 03/27/2005
Last updated: 11/13/2013

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