Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Mr. Fantastic

Users/Possessors: The Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, Thing)

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual#1 (1963)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The U-Car was a vehicle designed for quick transportation underwater.

History: (Fantastic Four Annual#1) - When the Sub-Mariner kidnapped the Invisible Girl, the rest of the Fantastic Four used the U-Car to pursue his Atlantean vessel. Namor fought the three heroes on the water's surface, and sent three hammerhead sharks to assault the U-Car, damaging its hull until it could no longer operate. When Namor's one-time love Lady Dorma tried to drown the Invisible Girl, Namor called off his attack. Since the U-Car was too damaged to work, Namor brought the Invisible Girl to a hospital himself while the others repaired the U-Car, then returned to New York to check in on the Invisible Girl at the hospital.

(Fantastic Four I#22) - While searching for a suitable location to launch their I.C.B.M. missile from, the Fantastic Four journeyed in the U-Car to investigate a nearby island. When they left the U-Car, Moloid slaves of the Mole Man stole it away beneath the waves. After battling their way past the Mole Man and his Moloids, the Fantastic Four reclaimed the U-Car and left the island.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

by Prime Eternal

The U-Car should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four Annual#1, page 36, panel 4

Fantastic Four I#22 (January, 1964)

Last updated: 09/10/05

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