Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Mr. Fantastic

Users/Possessors: Crystal, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Mr. Fantastic, Quicksilver, Thing

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#66 (September, 1967)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Heat-Image Tracer is able to pick up heat impressions left behind by past events, and capture them with a temporal lens then record the events onto a set of film.

History: (Fantastic Four I#66) - When Alicia Masters went missing, Mr. Fantastic used his Heat-Image Tracer on her apartment to discover what had happened to her. With the heat-image he was able to capture, he created a recording that depicted her capture at the hands of Jerome Hamilton, a member of the Enclave.

(Marvel Super-Heroes III#11/3) - After Ms. Marvel's boyfriend Michael Barnett was murdered by Mystique she requested Iron Man's help in investigating the incident at the crime scene. Iron Man borrowed the Heat Image Tracer from the Fantastic Four and with it summoned up the images of Barnett's death.

(Inhumans IV#2) - The Human Torch, Thing, Quicksilver and Crystal used a probe version of the Heat-Image Tracer in an attempt to discern how Attilan had disappeared from the Himalayas, but the device was unable to pick up a visual.

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

by Prime Eternal

The Heat-Image Tracer should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#66, page 16, panel 1

Fantastic Four I#66 (September, 1967) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (writer/penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#11/3 (October, 1992) - Chris Claremont, Simon Furman (writers), Mike Vosburg, Mike Gustovich (artists), Rob Tokar (editor)
Inhumans IV#2 (July, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jose Ladronn (artist), Mark Powers (editor)

Last updated: 12/15/06

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