Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Tony Stark

Users/Possessors: Hulk (Bruce Banner), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Rick Jones, Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)

First Appearance: Avengers I#3 (January, 1964)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Image Projector was a transistor-powered device which could project a three-dimensional image (holographic?) of anyone standing on its platform to any location the user desired, even psychically seeking out its intended target. The image could move around and communicate with people at the location it was projected to. It could also generate images conjured from the user's mind, rendering them into 'solid light' forms. These holographic images could not be destroyed as long as the user was in control of the machine.

History: (Avengers I#3) - After the Hulk quit the Avengers, Iron Man used the Image Projector to send an image to himself around to other super-heroes, asking them to inform the Avengers if they had any sight of the Hulk. He contacted the Fantastic Four at the Baxter Buiding, Spider-Man on a rooftop, and the X-Men at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters.

(Marvel I#1/3) - Shortly after Captain America joined the Avengers, Iron Man brought the Image Projector to Avengers Mansion. Iron Man asked Rick Jones to use the device and project the first image which came to his mind. Iron Man was expecting to see Tuesday weld or one of the Beatles, but instead Rick generated an image of the Hulk. Soon after the actual Hulk broke into the Mansion and attacked the Avengers. When the Hulk fell into the Image Projector he caused it to generate versions of the Avengers from his mind which he used to attack the team. His "Hulk-vengers" became gradually more monstrous as he continued to control them. Rick Jones finally convinced the Hulk to end the fight and deactivate the machine when he agreed to leave the Mansion with the Hulk.

(Avengers I#12) - When Giant-Man went missing after an investigation into Subterranea, the Wasp used the Image Projector to locate him, and found that he was in the kingdom of the Mole Man, being held prisoner. The Mole Man saw the Wasp's image, and determined where it had come from, then dispatched an army of Moloids to attack the Avengers Mansion.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman.

by Prime Eternal

The Image Projector should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#3, page 2, panel 2

Avengers I#3 (January, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (writer/penciler), Paul Reinman (inker)
Avengers I#12 (January, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Don Heck (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker)
Marvel I#1/3 (May, 2020) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Steve Rude (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 05/26/21

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and � 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Back to Characters