Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unrevealed, possibly Tony Stark

Users/Possessors: Laura Brown, Nick Fury

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#154 (March, 1967)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: A.U.T.O.F.A.C. (Analytical Unit for Tabulation of Origin Factors And Computation) was a computer able to process and calculate information (in that over-sized super-computer sort of way).

History: (Strange Tales I#155) - Seeking to learn the identity of HYDRA's new Supreme Hydra, Nick Fury had his men poured all of the data they had on the Supreme Hydra into A.U.T.O.F.A.C.'s systems. Laura Brown, daughter of the Imperial Hydra, suspected that the man posing as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Bronson was the real Supreme Hydra, and that he was really Baron Strucker. Afraid to share this knowledge without confirmation, Laura visited A.U.T.O.F.A.C. herself to see the results. A.U.T.O.F.A.C. had indeed identified the Supreme Hydra, but he was already in the A.U.T.O.F.A.C. chamber as Agent Bronson, and knocked Laura out from behind. He then planted false information into A.U.T.O.F.A.C. so that they would think Laura was the new Supreme Hydra.

(Strange Tales I#155) - The Supreme Hydra then directed Annihil-Agent 47, posing as Dr. Anton Trojak, to destroy A.U.T.O.F.A.C. and Nick Fury. Trojak sabotaged the panels in front of A.U.T.O.F.A.C. so that when Fury stepped on them, he was jolted with electricity. Trojak then tied Fury to his Aphonic Bomb to destroy him and A.U.T.O.F.A.C. Although the bomb succeeded in destroying A.U.T.O.F.A.C., Fury escaped.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas and Jim Steranko.

Snood isn't all that fond of adding the periods to acronyms, but what can I say? I'm an acronymaniac!

by Prime Eternal

A.U.T.O.F.A.C. should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Strange Tales I#154, page 1

Strange Tales I#155 (April, 1967) - Jim Steranko (writer/artist), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 04/17/05

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