Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Dr. Doom

Users/Possessors: Black Panther (T'Challa), Dr. Doom, Human Torch (Johnny Storm)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#57 (December, 1966)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Cosmic Power Siphon Harness possessed the ability to drain cosmic energies from a being of great power and into the person wielding the device.

History: (Fantastic Four I#57) - After attracting the Silver Surfer to his castle, Dr. Doom distracted the former herald with images of outer space while he had his men garb him into the Cosmic Power Siphon Harness. With the Surfer's back turned, Doom attached a pair of inductors to the Surfer's head and began to drain the Surfer's power into himself, until the Surfer's Power Cosmic had been completely drained into Dr. Doom. Some of the cosmic power that Doom stole was later drained from him by the Anti-Cosmic Flying Wing.

(Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine#10) - Dr. Doom employed the Cosmic Power Siphon Harness again in order to drain the power of Galactus into himself.

(Fantastic Four I#408) - With the assistance of Kristoff Vernard, Doom constructed a new version of the siphon harness in Hyperstorm's laboratories so that he could use it against his foe, and steal Hyperstorm's power for himself.

(Fantastic Four I#409) - Doom activated the device and began to draw Hyperstorm's power into himself, but Mr. Fantastic didn't trust Doom with Hyperstorm's power, and attacked him. While Doom was distracted by Mr. Fantastic, Hyperstorm struck him from behind and destroyed the device, causing Doom to lose what little of Hyperstorm's power he had managed to take.

(Fantastic Four III#546) - The Black Panther brought a replica he had constructed of Doom's device into a conflict between the Fantastic Four and Galactus. The Panther fired the harness at the Silver Surfer, removing his powers, then gave the harness to the Human Torch so that he could use his experience with the Power Cosmic in order to turn its power against Galactus' herald Stardust. The harness was eventually brought back to Earth with the FF after the conclusion of their mission.

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

Dr. Doom also employed devices to steal cosmic powers in Fantastic Four I#258 and Secret Wars I#9-10.

A similiar cosmic power siphon harness was used by Doom to steal Aron the Watcher's power, and appeared in Fantastic Four I#373-375 and 381.

by Prime Eternal

The Cosmic Power Siphon Harness should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#67, page 13, panel 5

Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine#10 (November, 2001) - Erik Laresen, Eric Stephenson & Bruce Timm (writers), Erik Larsen, Ron Frenz & Dave Ross (pencils), Mike Royer, Greg Adams & Joe Sinnott (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four I#408-409 (January-February, 1996) - Paul Ryan & Tom DeFalco (pictures, plot, and words), Dan Bulanadi (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Fantastic Four III#546 (July, 2007) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar, Scott Hanna (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 11/12/05

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