Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Unrevealed, presumably Hydra scientists

User/Possessors: Agents of Hydra

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual I#3 (October, 1965)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: When detonated, the Vortex Bomb generated cyclonic forces powerful enough to destroy an entire skyscraper.

(Fantastic Four Annual I#3 / Marvel: Heroes & Legends I#1) - As Reed Richards and Susan Storm prepared for their wedding at the Baxter Building, a number of villains influenced by Dr. Doom's Emotion Charger (including agents of Hydra) attacked the proceedings.

   The Hydra agents drove a truck bearing a Vortex Bomb powerful enough to destroy the Baxter Building. However, Daredevil (Matt Murdock) intercepted the truck, fought off all the Hydra agents, then turned the truck towards the Hudson River.

   When Daredevil reached the river, he drove the truck off a pier before leaping away.

   The bomb detonated underwater and created a maelstrom that decimated the forces of Attuma, who had been on their way to attack the Baxter Building.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

New images by Ron Fredricks.

Profile by Prime Eternal.

The Vortex Bomb should not be confused with:

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Fantastic Four Annual I#3, p11, pan5 (Vortex Bomb aboard truck driven by Hydra agents)
Marvel: Heroes & Legends I#1, p25, pan1 (Daredevil leaps off of truck carrying Vortex Bomb)
Fantastic Four Annual I#3, p19, pan3-4 (Vortex Bomb detonates underwater; Attuma's forces caught in resulting vortex)

Fantastic Four Annual I#3 (October, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Stan Goldberg (colors), Artie Simek (letters)
Marvel: Heroes & Legends I#1 (October, 1996) - Stan Lee & Fabian Nicieza (writers), Gene Colan and several other artists, Matt Idelson (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First Posted: 03/20/2006
Last Updated: 01/28/2022

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