Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: The Wizard

Users/Possessors: Frightful Four (Medusa, Sandman, Trapster, Wizard)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#38 (May, 1965)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Q-Bomb was a powerful atomic bomb. The effects of its radiation upon the Fantastic Four caused them to lose their powers.

History: (Fantastic Four I#38) - As part of the Frightful Four's scheme to destroy the Fantastic Four, the Wizard salvaged an atomic Q-Bomb and captured the Invisible Girl, taking her to an atoll in the Pacific where they planned to detonate the bomb when her teammates came to rescue her. The Fantastic Four managed to rescue the Invisible Girl, but discovered that it was too late to disarm the Q-Bomb, and the Frightful Four had already fled the atoll. With no way off the atoll, the Invisible Girl used her force field to shield the four of them from the atomic blast. Although they all survived, the radiation from the Q-Bomb removed their superhuman powers.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Chic Stone.

With their powers neutralized by the radiation of the Q-Bomb, the Fantastic Four used special equipment which simulated their powers for a short time (see Operation: Artificial Powers).

The Fantastic Four regained their powers using the Stimulator.

by Prime Eternal

The Q-Bomb should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#38, page 10, panel 3

Last updated: 02/01/06

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