GYRO-CRUISER

Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unrevealed Wakandan scientists

Users/Possessors: Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, Prester John, Thing, Wyatt Wingfoot

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#54 (September, 1966)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Gyro-Cruiser was a two-man vehicle which could travel over any terrain using magnetic-tension, and could remain in an upright position at all times.

History: (Fantastic Four I#54) - When the Human Torch became intent upon breaking into the Hidden Refuge so that he could be reuinted with Crystal, the Black Panther donated the Gyro-Cruiser to him and his friend Wyatt Wingfoot so that they could begin their search.

(Marvel Knights 4#21) - The Black Panther provided a second Gyro-Cruiser to the remaining members of the Fantastic Four to carry them back to the United States.

(Fantastic Four I#54) - As Johnny and Wyatt traveled on their way through a desert north of Wakanda, the duo encountered Prester John. The Torch stole Prester John's Evil Eye, hoping to use it to break into Attilan, but Prester John revealed to Wyatt that the device would soon explode and kill the Torch. Wyatt and Prester John chased the Torch in the Gyro-Cruiser, and Wyatt disarmed the Torch in time to save him. They continued their quest.

(Fantastic Four I#55) - Johnny and Wyatt stopped the cruiser in the Himalayas to make camp one night, and were discovered there by Lockjaw. Realizing that Lockjaw had the power to take them to Attilan, Johnny and Wyatt abandoned the Gyro-Cruiser so they could attempt to make Lockjaw teleport them to Attilan.

(Fantastic Four I#80) - Wyatt used the Gyro-Cruiser to investigate rumors of the return of Tomazooma on the Keewazi reservation. When he found the Tomazooma robot, he attempted to flee in the cruiser, but the robot knocked him out with its vapors. When Wyatt revived, he traveled in the Gyro-Cruiser to his grandfather, Silent Fox, to tell him what had happened, but Silent Fox was already prepared to deal with the robot.

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

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Gyro-Cruiser should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#80, page 3, panel 2


Fantastic Four I#55 (October, 1966)
Fantastic Four I#80 (November, 1968)
Marvel Knights 4#21 (October, 2005)

Last updated: 08/29/05

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